Although many of us fear it more than death, knowing how to speak to others in front of small or large groups is a critical but neglected skill of the modern workplace. It’s an enviable kind of charm that makes us far more powerful and that we can all learn how to wield.
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More About the Workshop
In this two-hour session, we will:
• Learn how to overcome the most common barriers to effective public communication.
• Uncover the key elements of a good message and practise applying them to our work.
• Practise presenting our body and voice in an authentic, engaging manner.
• Practise overcoming anxiety and self-consciousness during public presentations.
What characterises mastery of this skill?
Eloquent employees feel comfortable presenting their work and come across as persuasive and trustworthy. They easily take into account different perspectives and adapt their style to suit their audience. Eloquence is common in employees who are not scared to demonstrate winning enthusiasm and passion for their topic.
What characterises a lack of this skill?
Employees with a lack of eloquence are likely to appear shy in group meetings and feel anxious before an audience. That is why their opinions and ideas are often less present in the mind of others, and their teams may be less motivated. In addition, they might struggle to recognise gaps of knowledge between themselves and others.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Our specialist faculty has been selected not just on their professional and academic expertise, but also on their ability to engage audiences with their dynamism, charisma and warmth. You can see their profiles on our faculty page.
Each participant will receive exercises and supplementary reading to embed the learning before and after the workshop. In addition, an extensive and printable workbook will be provided for use during the session itself, and as a reference document afterwards.
We generally do not allow filming of any of our live events, as our workshops are a safe space and this would likely inhibit the feeling of safety and privacy required by attendees in order to participate fully. Our goal is always to create the very best experience for our participants, and for that we try to preserve the closed nature of the sessions.
Due to the nature of the material covered in our Workshops, we find that smaller group sizes help everyone to feel relaxed and get the most out of participating, so we have a maximum group size of 30 participants per workshop. If you are looking to engage a large number of people at once, our Talks can be delivered to audiences of any size; and as such they act as a great introduction to The School of Life for Business.
Yes. However, because certain Workshops, Talks and Conversations complement one another and work well in tandem, we often recommend booking them as part of longer programmes, according to your team or organisation’s needs.
These Workshops are designed for corporate training – where an organisation books private sessions for their internal teams, delivered at a time of their choosing.
Business Workshops are occasionally scheduled as public events where individual tickets can be purchased. To see what’s coming up, click here