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Overview

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This bespoke virtual course has been designed especially for women who work in the public sector. It focuses on developing and embodying the essential skills needed to create impact and communicate with confident credibility.

This Confident Communication for Women in the Workplace virtual course offers a highly effective toolkit of transformative, performance-based techniques, involving the body, breath, and voice.

This toolkit can be practiced repeatedly to enable you to increase your sense of personal power, credibility, and nascent leadership capacities.

This online course incorporates group role play scenarios through to use of breakout rooms to explore flexing between different communication styles and language choices to assist you in communicating assertively, from a position of personal power, knowledge, and confidence. From the comfort of your own home, practise speeches and receive expert and individual advice from our trainer Anne Walsh.

Please note we will use Zoom to deliver this course. 

Unlocking the Power of Virtual

Our virtual courses have been designed with you in mind. From group exercises in breakout rooms to live chat, whiteboards and interactive polls, we use a range of tools and techniques to ensure that you can connect with your trainer; network and share best practice with your peers and leave the day with the skills you need.

Our courses provide you with an interactive and engaging learning environment that can be accessed from any location, helping you to continue to connect, learn and grow. Click here to discover more!

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Anne Walsh
Communications Coach

Anne Walsh is a Dialect, Voice and Vocal Communications Coach with extensive one-to-one and group business coaching experience in the private, corporate, public and charitable sectors with clients from the fields of Finance, Law, HR, Music, Publishing, Politics, Property, Local Government, Psychotherapy, Science, Medicine, Media, Art, Health and Well-being, IT, Teaching, Accountancy, Consultancy, Interior Design, Fashion, Journalism, Research, Secretarial and Administration, Higher Education (Lecturers and MA\PhD students.)

She was Voice and Communications Trainer at the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama from 2008-2012 and designed and delivered in-house training in London, nationally, and in Europe, ...

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Learning Outcomes

  • Discover powerful performance techniques for building status and credibility
  • Learn innovative voice and speech techniques to maximise your presence
  • Understand how your choice of language can create new and varied outcomes
  • Develop the ability to be assertive and dynamic
  • Practice different communication styles to deliver maximum impact
  • Leave with the confidence to create a positive attitude towards change
All the Understanding ModernGov courses are Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certified, with signed certificates available upon request for event.

Enquire About In-House Training

To speak to someone about a bespoke training programme, please contact us:
0800 542 9414
[email protected]

Agenda

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09:25 - 09:30

Registration

09:30 - 09:45

Ice Breaker and Clarification of Learning Objectives

09:45 - 10:15

Generating Presence – The Science Behind It

  • Confidence and assertiveness: how to build a resonant, physical presence
  • Creating the conditions for credibility
10:15 - 10:45

Be Present to Have Presence!

  • Owning and naming your strengths and positive attributes
  • Role play: Presenting yourself from a position of healthy self-esteem
10:45 - 11:45

Developing the Tool Kit

Delegates will have the opportunity to practise and deliver a line from a speech back to the trainer and the wider group to receive bespoke coaching.

  • Body, breath, voice, equals personal power
  • Breath is the key to relaxed, poised credibility
  • Voice and vocal performance skills – pitch, pause, and pace for maximising credibility
  • Acting as if: performance skills for high-status and credibility – presentation & public speaking
  • Role play: Archetypal high-status – the language of rhetoric
11:45 - 12:00

Break

12:00 - 13:00

Finding Your Feet to Speak Up in Meetings

  • Roleplay: Speaking with clarity of intention and impact in meetings
13:00 - 13:45

Lunch

13:45 - 14:00

Reflection Session

  • Trainer will review the day’s learning and the next stages of the course
  • Delegates will have time to ask questions and share views with one another
14:00 - 14:30

Promotion: Speak to Your New Team: Role Play Exercise

  • Resonant versus dissonant leadership
  • Flexing between different communication styles: flexibility is the key
  • Avoiding self-sabotage in your language
  • Using persuasive influential language
  • Reading your team – understanding their communication preferences
14:30 - 14:45

The Power of Persuasive Language: Rhetoric

  • Be more persuasive by using rhetoric
  • Understand what rhetoric to use
14:45 - 15:00

Break

15:00 - 15:15

Establishing Presence and Flexibility in Your Communication Styles: Risking Spontaneity

  • Risking spontaneity
15:15 - 15:45

Stepping Up and Owning Your Status

  • Role play: Job Interviews
15:45 - 16:00

Action Planning

  • Recognising and naming your strengths and weaknesses with objectivity
  • Identify areas where we are tuck – consciously welcoming change
  • Build a practical plan going forward
  • Select realisable, achievable goals and objectives stemming from your learning on your course
16:00 - 16:15

Round Up and Key Takeaways