Saturday 24 October 2015

'How to Speak so that People Listen'

I have a couple of spaces still available on my two day speaker training workshop: ‘How to Speak so that People Listen.’  18th & 19th November 2015. 

 I come with twelve years’ experience of working within the Charity sector and recruiting significant support to two major charities as a supporter facing communicator and speaker trainer of communicators.

A great believer in John F Kennedy’s words: ‘The only reason to give a speech is to change the world’ the two day course will help you to discover some of the absolutely key features of a presentation that will inspire world’s to change and will encourage your listener to step into the story that you are telling.

If you work in the charity sector or for a church – especially in the area of social justice – this course would be especially applicable to you.

If you are a leader – in the charity sector, business world or church – this course will open up the fact that storytelling is a critical leadership skill if you want to communicate, lead and inspire with greater impact and conviction.

On Day One we will look at what the components are that make the perfect presentation. In order to open this up we will look at the fact that ‘We need to talk about Injustice.’

-We will open up the fact that authenticity and vulnerability are key traits of the effective communicator and we look at what it means in practice to present yourself effectively and honestly in order to engage your audience.

-We will spend some time focusing on the personal stories we carry that will be important to hold in focus when we present a talk to others. 

-We will learn that the word ‘WHY’ is actually a starting place when we want to inspire others support and engagement, not manipulate. The missing factor in most ineffective communication is humanity.

-The use of story will be a dominant theme throughout the day. We will discover that story is the medium that our brains respond to. If we want people to listen to us – to really hear – we need to understand the importance of story.

-A good story holds key components. We will look at what they are and consider how we can use story to help develop our key messages.

-We will learn how to create a story based talk – a presentation that will keep an audience engaged from start to end.

-And finally we will spend some time looking at how to invite our listeners to ‘step into the story’ we have been presenting. How to ‘ask’ them to be involved in the organisation we represent.

On Day Two each participant, taking on board the training of Day One, will present a twenty minute talk that represents the organisation, church or charity that they work or volunteer for.

If you would like take part in this training – then please contact me at

For this time only – I am offering the course at the reduced rate of £175 (normally £300) because I would like to use the participants of this course as a focus group for future courses that I have planned.

I train regularly for organisations and charities. Here are a few nice things people have said about the experience!

‘We were so inspired…never been so moved and enthused. You gave us so much help.’ – Healthlink 360

‘That was an absolute masterclass.’ – Volunteer Speaker for Tearfund Wales

‘Jen, was in the words of Bill and Ted, most excellent!’ Volunteer Speaker for Tearfund Wales



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