Workshops for
Self Development and Self Improvement




Facilitating with Confidence


How to run dynamic and productive workshops, webinars and meetings

Most group sessions, whether a workshop or a team meeting, are flat-out boring. The group leader tends to do most of the talking or ‘presenting’, while the participants try to stay awake or end up staring into space or multi-tasking on their phones. And those participants are lucky to walk away with any kind of result. They might even forget what the session was about before they get back to their office!

The following topics are covered in this workshop

Module One: Introduction to Engagement and Facilitation

  • I will start off your course by discussing how facilitation skills differ from presentation skills.
  • We will cover Edgar Dale’s ‘Cone of Learning’ and I will show you how people learn best, especially through discussion, so that you are ready to develop your skills as an expert facilitator.

Module Two: Facilitation Skills for In-Person Workshops

  • I will walk through how to run effective in-person workshops, which are a great way for small businesses to introduce themselves to new audiences, provide new income streams, and build relationships with current clients.
  • I will reveal the best practices for facilitating workshops that meet each participant’s goals, so that when you present your participants are thrilled with their workshop experience.

Module Three: Creating Engaging Webinars

  • Webinars provide many of the benefits of an in-person experience, but with the added ability to reach more widespread audiences at a lower cost.
  • I will teach you how to gain control of an agenda, so that you can manage different audience sizes and mixed topics without stress.
  • I will reveal the best practices for webinar engagement, so that you can get the results that meet both your participants’ expectations and your own webinar goals.

Module Four: Improve Your Conference Calls and Meetings with Better Engagement

  • Most small business owners have to run multiple meetings and conference calls, often on a regular basis. The meetings could be to resolve problems, manage team projects, or collaborate with your customers.
  • I will teach you how to make meetings more productive, so that you can streamline your diary and stay on track with goals without sacrificing interaction and engagement.

Module Five: Conclusion and Next Steps

  • You now have all the information and tools you need to create an action plan for workshops, webinars, and meetings. By completing the learning activities attached to every module, you have been guided step-by-step towards mastering facilitation skills.
  • We will develop a final action planning workflow, you can feel confident in your ability to facilitate any kind of group session effectively – generating greater interaction, engagement, and participation each time.

Workshop Duration
1 day
Cost Per Person
$797
Private Corporate Group
$5,000 per day including two facilitators
(no per person cost – max 20 per group)


Emotional Intelligence
Class Room Environment


As a business owner or entrepreneur, you know that success is hard to achieve and maintain, no matter what your goal. It’s not enough to be intelligent, or to have the right experience, credentials or contacts. Increasingly, it is your “soft skills” that lead to success. But what makes up these soft skills?

The answer is emotional intelligence; and unlike IQ, this is something that can be learned.

Discussing the 5 core competencies of emotional intelligence, a skill that is much more important to business success than IQ.

  • Gain a thorough understanding of what EI is and how it impacts their business success
  • Test their own emotional intelligence to find gaps and areas for improvement
  • Find out how to apply EI concepts to improve their sales performance
  • Discover ways to implement EI concepts to improve their leadership and management skills
  • Create a plan for constant testing and improvement of their EI for future success

“A company’s employees are its greatest asset and your people are your product”

Richard Branson

Why not learn the best practices for developing your EI so that you can better motivate and lead employees and team members? These are great skills for your personal relationships too!

The following topics are covered in this workshop

Module One: Introduction to Emotional Intelligence

We’ll start by discussing exactly what Emotional Intelligence is and how it differs from your IQ. You’ll find out the 4 core competencies (pillars) of EI and how they have a massive positive impact on all of your business success.

Module Two: Test Your Emotional Intelligence

Next, you’ll discover just how emotionally intelligent you are right now, so that you’ll know where to focus your efforts. You’ll complete several online assessments and reveal where your strengths and weaknesses lie when it comes to EI.

Module Three: Apply EI Concepts to Increase Sales

In Module 3, you’ll find out how EI plays a role in how well you’re able to bring in new prospects and convert them to customers. You’ll learn some tips for applying EI to sales situations, and even ways to nurture EI behaviours in your salespeople, so that sales increase in every part of your business.

Module Four: Use EI to Enhance Leadership & People Management Skills

Regardless of the size of your business, you probably have to manage other people at some point – even if it’s just an outsourced freelancer. In Module 4, you’ll learn some best practices for developing your EI so that you can better motivate and lead employees and team members. These are great skills for your personal relationships too!

Module Five: Conclusion and Creating Your Action Plan

By this point, you’ve learned multiple tactics for improving your emotional intelligence and applying it in various areas of your business. In the concluding module, you’ll spend time putting it all together. You’ll identify your next steps and what you need to do to continuously improve your EI and realise all the growth potential and positive results EI will have on your business success.

Workshop Duration
1 day
Cost Per Person
$797
Private Corporate Group
$5,000 per day including two facilitators
(no per person cost – max 20 per group)


Public Speaking With Confidence


Learn How to Use Your Natural-Born Communication Skills to Engage and Influence People

Have you ever found yourself searching for ways to connect with more audiences?

Do you wish you knew how to create amazing videos and podcasts that your audience will absolutely love?

Do conflict situations leave you wondering what you could have done better and wishing you had effectively communicated your position?

How much could you impact your success if you started participating in focused interviews and webinars with others in your field?

ALOT

The sad truth is that most people are uncomfortable in situations where they need to speak out loud and communicate their thoughts, questions, and messages. They just are NOT good communicators.

They get sweaty palms whenever they have to speak, whether it’s in a simple audio recording or standing up in front of an audience.

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Evaluate your listening skills and where you can improve
  • Brainstorm questions that will help identify customers’ needs and wants
  • Identify the keys to giving effective feedback
  • Outline what you would do or say in a conflict situation with a customer or employee
  • Record a short audio and identify where you can improve
  • Record a short video and identify where you can improve
  • Run a practice webinar, record it, and identify where you can improve
  • Conduct a practice live presentation, video it, and identify where you can improve your presentation skills
  • Use best practices for both interviewing and being interviewed by others
  • Create a master list of communication skills that you need to continue and improve on

The following topics are covered in this workshop

Introduction – Course Objectives

Module One: Why You Can’t Ignore Your Presentation Skills

  • I will start the course by discussing why public speaking fears are so common, but also why avoiding presentations can hurt your business.
  • We will cover and look at techniques that anyone can learn to be a great public speaker and presenter, and that you will be well on their way by the end of the course.

Module Three: Craft Your Elevator Speech

As a small business owner or entrepreneur, you should be able to quickly and easily describe your business, whether it’s during a formal presentation or in a brief encounter. We will cover the keys to creating the short ‘speech’ that you can present at any time to entice curiosity about who you are and what you do.

Module Four: Build Your Engaging Presentation

Presenting your own point of view on a topic is one of the most common types of presentations you can give to expand your reputation and credibility. In this module, I will show you how to create and deliver engaging presentations which build a compelling case in support of your own ideas – whether it’s in a TED Talk environment, a conference session, as a guest speaker, or even through a simple webinar.

Module Five: Create Your Persuasive Sales Presentation

If you do any type of sales, whether it’s to small groups or individuals, it will come to a point where you need to deliver a formal presentation of your proposed solution, explaining why your listener should purchase it or listen to you. I will walk you through a process for planning, creating, and delivering a compelling sales presentation that will maximize conversions from prospect to customer.

Module Six: Conclusion and Next Steps

We have covered and learned the key skills for delivering a variety of engaging presentations and you have even practiced a few. In the concluding module, we will spend time reviewing what you have learned and we will lay out your next steps. We will schedule time to practice and direct map out options to start finding opportunities to use your newfound presentation skills.

Then, with your improved communication skills, you can

Engage and influence people…with confidence!

Workshop Duration
1 day
Cost Per Person
$797
Private Corporate Group
$5,000 per day including two facilitators
(no per person cost – max 20 per group)


Body Language
in the Workplace

You have probably been in a situation where you didn’t really believe what someone was saying, had the sense that something didn’t quite ring true or had a gut feeling this is not right? It could have been something as simple as them saying yes but their head and body language is saying No Way!

There is a large difference between the words people speak and our understanding of their body language with non-verbal communication. Develop your awareness of the signs and signals of people’s body language in the work place to help you negotiate better deals, manage staff more effectivity and understand what people are really saying, regardless of the words that they are speaking. At the same time, you will learn to become aware of what your own body language is communicating.

The following topics are covered in this workshop

Module One: Learn How to Read Facial Expressions, Hand Gestures, Body Posturing, Voice Variations and Unconscious Movement

  • Learn the 7 core universal face expressions
  • Learn active and dynamic listening skills including voice variations
  • The top 5 hand gestures
  • Tops 5 body posturing the work place
  • Unconscious body movements when hiding information

Module Two: Learn the Role of Facial Expressions Play in Body Language

  • Emotions displayed
  • Micro-expressions
  • Facial Action Coding System (FACS)

Universal facial expressions

Module Three: How to Use Body Language to Your Advantage

  • Interpret a new language
  • The power of paraverbal communication
  • Bodies speak louder than words

Module Four: How to Translate Gestures into Words

  • Head movement
  • Translate gestures into words
  • Open vs. closed body language
  • Watch eye movement

Module Five: Understand the Differences Between Open and Closed Body Language

  • Look at correct posture
  • Review defensive body language
  • Positive body language
  • Dominance and submissiveness

Module Six: Learn how to avoid common body language mistakes

  • Involuntary movements
  • Say what you mean
  • Staying consistent
  • Actions will trump words
  • Fidgeting and boredom

Module Seven: Gain insight into the differences in body language between genders

  • Facial expressions by gender
  • Personal space differences
  • Common female body language
  • Common male body language

Module Eight: Understand the signals you are sending to others with your body language

  • Gestures and hand signals
  • Sending signals to others
  • It’s not what you say, it’s how you stand
  • What is your posture communicating?

Module Nine: Understand how body language can expose deception

  • Hand movements
  • Forced smiles
  • Eye movement
  • Changes in posture

Module Ten: Learn how to match words with movement to instil trust

  • Communicate with power
  • Cultural differences
  • Building rapport and trust
  • Using mirroring

Module Twelve: Conclusion

  • Words from the wise
  • Action plan – how to implement into your daily life

Module Eleven: Exercises of applying body language in daily situations

  • First impressions and confidence in meeting new people.
  • Overcoming difficult meetings and defensiveness
  • Working with groups and disengagement
  • Everyone lies
  • Interviews, negotiations and reflection
  • One size does NOT fit all

Workshop Duration
2 days
Cost Per Person
$1,097
Private Corporate Group
$5,000 per day including two facilitators
(no per person cost – max 20 per group)