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Overview

The ability to make an impression when you speak is an invaluable tool.

Learn to effectively communicate with colleagues and speak with confidence. Whether you are hosting an online meeting, presenting remotely or addressing your team in the office, take away the key skills to deliver your message assuredly.

Join Communications Consultant, Sandie Miller, for this one-day interactive Speaking with Impact training course to learn the common pitfalls of public speaking and maximise your verbal communication, in an intimate, supportive working environment.

Attend our virtual course to receive individual feedback to improve your public speaking skills and takeaway key tips on how to prepare yourself for stressful situations. In a friendly, open and collaborative environment, take part in practical exercises and learn how to speak confidently, retain an audience’s attention and feel in control.

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!

Please note we use Zoom to virtually deliver this course.

Please see below some testimonials:

“Excellent course that built so well throughout the day- amazing how strong everyone’s speaking skills were by the end of the session. Sandie is an excellent trainer- thank you!” – Head of Strategy and Change, London Borough of Islington.

“I was quite nervous about doing a course on public speaking virtually – but Sandie did a fantastic job of choosing material that worked well in this format as well as making us move around the space. The structure and flow was excellent and she managed to keep us engaged for the whole session.” Head of Scientific Machine Learning Group, Ufi VocTech Trust

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Sandra Miller
Communication Skills Training Consultant

Sandra Miller is a RADA trained Actor and now works extensively in the corporate sector providing coaching, consultancy and training in communication skills.

Her area of specialist expertise covers Presentation Skills, Interview Techniques, Handling People in Difficult Situations, Storytelling and Influential Communications.

Her clients include many ‘blue chip’ organisations including the BBC, BBC Worldwide, Bristol Water, Friends Provident, Financial Reporting Council, Unilever, Vocalink, Elavon Merchant Services etc. In the public sector clients include the NHS and many District, Borough and City Councils and Universities including working with Politicians and Academics and Civil Servants.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Develop your ability to communicate with confidence
  • Discover the seven core qualities for concise, measured messages
  • Gain essential vocal preparation tools for important meetings and high stress situations
  • Motivate others in your organisation with your new speaking techniques
  • Acquire a ’failsafe’ presentation method to fall back on in an emergency
  • Challenge your preconceptions of effective verbal communication in a supportive environment
  • Build spontaneity and improvisation into your repertoire so instant impact is ensured
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
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Agenda

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09:25 - 09:30

Registration

09:30 - 09:45

Virtual Ice Breaker and Clarification of Learning Objectives

  • What do you want to get out of the session?
09:45 - 10:30

First Impressions

  • Understand the impact of first impressions
  • Focus on how you can improve initial impressions
10:30 - 11:15

The 7 Ingredients of Excellent Communication

  • Learn the 7 key ingredients to effective verbal communication
  • Start to include them into how you think about speaking
11:15 - 11:30

Morning Break

11:30 - 12:15

The Art of Delivery

  • Start to include new skills   
12:15 - 13:00

Preparation and Structure

  • Unlock how you prepare and structure your speech and presentations
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

The Opening

  • Focus on the first words you speak, and how they affect perception
14:30 - 14:45

Break

  • Use relaxation, breathing and voice work to strengthen the foundations of your verbal skills
14:45 - 15:15

Building Confidence

  • Develop a robust, confident style
  • Use relaxation, breathing and voice work to strengthen the foundations of your verbal skills
15:15 - 15:45

Spontaneous Final Presentation   

  • Build spontaneity and dynamism into your verbal communication
  • Compare to earlier work and gauge progress
  • Take concrete lessons from throughout the day and put them into practice
15:45 - 16:00

Action Planning

  • Build a plan to take learning forward and make sure that the lessons learned are put into practice in the workplace
  • Maximise the impact of the day by selecting achievable aims and objectives for personal verbal development
16:00 - 16:15

Round Up and Key Takeaways