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What do an Investment Manager, Head of Engineering and Patent Attorney have in common?

 

Well, for a start they are all experts in their chosen professions.  But, my reason for sharing is that they were all delegates at Indigo’s August Think on Your Feet® workshop in London.  Why? Because while they are experts, they need help to sound like the expert they are.

Trust me; with the professional credentials these three experts have between them, it’s not hard to see why they have climbed so high in their professions.  BUT just because you are technically equipped doesn’t always mean you can get your message across with clarity, brevity and impact.   Think on Your Feet® gave them powerful (yet simple!) methods for packaging persuasion.

I am constantly amazed at the dazzling diversity of delegates that we get at this workshop.  This issue of dealing with ad hoc questions, when you need to give an unprepared answer, seems to be the backbone of good leadership style and, ultimately, your own career progression. 

I constantly hear delegates talking about “that rabbit in the headlights feeling”, or leaving a meeting thinking: “I wish I had said that”.   Presentation skills workshops  focus on planned, structured, formal communications.  But with an average of 80% of our daily communication being informal – aren’t we missing something in our training plans? 

Don’t let your on-the-spot communications hold you back.   Be the next expert to sharpen your skills at one of Indigo’s Autumn Think on Your Feet® workshops.

James.
James Arnum-White
020 7924 8760

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About Richard Evans

Richard Evans is Marketing Manager for Indigo Business Services, a UK based training and development company operating internationally. Indigo is a European Distributor for de Bono Thinking Systems®; and exclusive UK Distributor for MDC Training and the Think on Your Feet® suite of training solutions. Richard has been a Chartered Marketer for over 12 years, having worked for a diverse range of commercial, not-for-profit and charitable organisations.