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Think Before You Speak

Illumine Training
Course summary
1 day
345 - 450 GBP excl. VAT
Full time
Professional Training
Next available date: 18/08/2020 09:00 - Worldwide
Course Dates
18/08/2020 09:00  (English)
345 GBP
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Course description

Virtual delivery option available. All of our courses can now be delivered remotely.

Think Before You Speak™ - Verbal Communication Skills In-House Training course

Respond in the moment and think on your feet with confidence and credibility – every time

Key Outcomes and Benefits

The Think Before You Speak™ verbal communication course, provides practical skills to enable you to speak with conviction when you are questioned or challenged:

Confident – you know that you will be able to handle any question or challenge that comes your way.

Clear – you structure responses that are easy to understand and credible every time.

Concise – you get to the point quickly and say what you need to say efficiently.

Course Overview

This is a one day course. It s a highly practical day focused on mastering the skills that have the greatest impact on your ability to respond effectively in the moment, every time:

The Initial Response (buying yourself time) – accepting the question, clarifying meanings and intent.

The Full Response – A deceptively simple but extremely powerful framework for responding credibly every time.

2, 3 and 4 Part Structures – The power of three to structure ideas – and how to deviate to alternatives as necessary.

Adding Colour– Using anecdotes, stories and examples to expand your points.

Dealing With Complexity (appearing to ‘blag it!’) – Combining approaches and strategies in situations requiring more complex explanations.

Short & Sharp – adapting when you only have a few seconds to give your response.

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Suitability - Who should attend?

This course is for those who want to develop the skill of being able to respond effectively, in real time, to any and every question or challenge thrown at them – however unexpected, to think on your feet.

Why choose Illumine Training

Great feedback from UK & international clients who keep coming back for more!

Providing high impact courses since 1996

A unique focus on thinking as a source of competitive advantage


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As part of our continued effort to help you make the most of your new skills we have a FREE website for past attendees. Here we provide additional resources to aid your learning, including: interesting and informative articles; helpful hints and tips and a chance to test yourself on how well you have learnt the techniques.

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Illumine Training - Experts in Personal Development Training

Illumine is a high impact training provider (UK based, delivering worldwide), providing training to enhance practical thinking skills to improve the performance of individuals and organisations.

Be better organised Communicate more effectively Generate fresh perspectives and new ideas Manage and lead with authority Perform at a consistently outstanding level Handle change positively and build productive business relationshipsTraining is delivered through: Public Workshops – 1 and 2...

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Average rating 4.9

Based on 77 reviews

Very effective tutor who built a good rapport with the group, adjusted speed to the needs of the group.
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