Our range of courses cover several professional skillsets needed to design, create and deliver effective presentations.
Learn the lessons of the great presenters, from the Ancient Greeks to Steve Jobs, as we bring together tactics from performance art, field research and psychology to build a clear framework for strong presenting.
You’ll learn how body movement, storytelling, voice purpose, rhetoric and more play a part in portraying your message and connecting to your audience.
Each team member will build an authentic and successful presentation style that will allow them to perform at their peak in high pressure, public presentations – whether it’s delivering major keynotes or one-on-one pitches.
Managing differing opinions and points of view and finding your voice is a highly regarded and useful skill – and an important part of leadership and teamwork. When leaders find their persuasive voice, they are better able to influence and understand others, respond better and develop clear arguments and debate.
This course will cover all sorts of situations and circumstance, from humble points of view, to complex organisational change, and how to influence others and negotiate to find a supported and mediated position.
Teams will feel comfortable in activating their powers of negotiation and persuasion skills, to improve both internal teamwork and in their professional client relationships and presentations.
Creative Digital Comms
Digital content producing has become an increasingly important aspect of the contemporary workplace – whether you’re curating presentations, updating social media, creating video-pitches or producing training videos. Being able to access and engage your visualisation skills is just as important for a compelling presentation as your presentation style and message.
In this course, teams will consider how aspects such as audience, storytelling, design and audio can be used to create content, and be taught a range of skills from taking the perfect iPhone photo to scripting, shooting and editing video.
Basic design principles, practice with technologies will be offset by tips and tricks to give your presentations polish.
Whether you’re new to digital content, or building upon some existing skills, you will gain new techniques and skills for the digital age.
How can you foster an atmosphere of innovation and creative input by colleagues, while keeping everyone moving towards the same goal?
Take some valuable (and well-proven) lessons from the collaborative world of performing arts, that will teach you how to creatively inspire your colleagues to self-motivate, innovate, show empathy, and optimise their work and processes. Discover new communication, team building and collaboration skills while building your own personal leadership style.
The result? A space where staff are emboldened and encouraged to add value to your business propositions, because they are invested in the team’s work on the deepest level.
Innovation and originality are required to keep business relevant and competitive. Creative industries are leaders in innovative thinking, and their methods can be used and learnt by other industries to aid in encouraging and creating original concepts.
In this course, you’ll gain insight into how artists generate ideas, and how creative practitioners sustain themselves though long periods of having to produce new ideas. Each team member will develop their own creative identity, face and overcome perfectionism and gain confidence in their original ideas.
Next time you’re looking for a refresh or innovation within your business, you will have a set of creative processes to choose from, that can be replicated and shared with colleagues at moments where new ideas or new knowledge are needed and get that competitive edge.
Improvisation, Influence and Engagement
How can you and your organisation’s work stand out in a crowded market? It’s all about knowing who you are, what your story is, who your audience is, and how to start a conversation that will drive mutually beneficial outcomes.
This starts with building your own identity. In this course, you will practice improvisation and communication that will help develop yourself as a marketable product. You’ll also learn to define appropriate channels and styles for promotion and marketing focus, specifically across traditional and social media channels.
When your teams know how to engage authentically and comfortably via real-time networking, social media, and industry and community outreach, they improve their ability to engage with and influence audiences on both a personal and professional level.
Everyone deserves to work in a productive, safe and encouraging environment. But when this means different things for different people, how do you achieve a balanced and respectful atmosphere?
By focusing on the principles associated with safe, professional and mutually respectful behaviours, this course looks to model the ways in which communications between colleagues is undertaken, setting appropriate boundaries in the prevention of sexual assault, harassment, and bullying, and recognising other people’s experience and how they differ from our own.
There is a focus on the transformation of an individual’s personal-professional awareness, while also supporting your organisation’s cultural values.
Understand clearly articulated story-arcs including key messages for a specialist audience.
Learn creative and contemporary aesthetic choices outlined through script, sketches and storyboards, music compositions and soundscapes that reinforce key messages.
Demonstrated ability to identify then select the most appropriate technology and/or new media for specialist audiences in documentary contexts.
Develop the capacity to prepare a project plan and budget for a documentary or short series.