It is stated that public speaking is a "soft skill", but we believe (from experience) that it is, therefore, a "soft skill" that gives your "core skills" a voice!
To get the most out of everyone in your organisation it is vital that they can and do share their knowledge, experiences, skills, and opinions effectively and confidently, or their impact and presence could be lost in the noise of everyone else; internally or externally...
Are you looking for public speaking and presentation training for your organisation?
Do you want your team to improve their communication skills?
Are you looking for quality, common sense, from personal experience training?
If your organisation’s employees, management, directors and stakeholders speak confidently in front of others, with conviction and passion, can master storytelling authoritatively and engagingly, and get their message over in a compelling way, they will be an even better asset.
Good public speaking enables your teams to:
And being good at public speaking isn’t just for those who have to stand in front of an audience.
We all need to communicate with others - be that professionally, in education, in the media, sports, or socially – and our public speaking coaches will help you be a brilliant communicator, whatever the situation.
Great public speaking skills give your teams the edge over others – even in cases where others may have more knowledge or a stronger message.
Open Dawes Training for organisations
Our presenting training and workshops can be one-to-one or for small groups of up to ten, covering one or more sessions.
We help employees at all levels – from apprentices to directors – to communicate better face to face or in media or marketing videos.
"Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don't... If you look after your staff, they will look after your customers." - Richard Branson
"Public speaking, presenting, OMG!! Apparently, I appear calm and confident......... well I can tell you my stomach is in knots, I have sweaty palms, a racing heartbeat.... the works. Chris provided a group of us with some sound advice, some hints and tips and some background to enable us to improve. The course handbook with all my notes is still out, a quick read to remind me will happen often until I feel calm and collected. This may never happen but I feel better prepared for my next presentation already. For me, Chris's course has provided enough pointers for me to concentrate on, one at a time, to consistently improve my skills. At the very least, this course highlighted some Do's and Do not's. At the most, it has provided me with a framework for constant improvement. Will I be a great public speaker? Maybe, eventually........ will I be a better presenter? Definitely"
“Chris came in specifically to deliver a 90-minute taster session for Nationwide. This session covered the benefits, techniques and tips for presenting in a variety of situations. I was really impressed how Chris tailored the content for the group. In his unique style Chris role modelled and delivered an engaging talk on how best to present and conquer what can sometimes be all consuming nerves. Along with several anecdotes and real life practical tips, the group left motivated and ready to put this all into practice. If you need someone to help you deliver presentations and speak with confidence in any arena – then Chris can help you to Open Doors…”
Firstly, I would like to thank you for your insights and coping mechanisms documented in your nerves training programme.
I purchased it, viewed it and your insights just resonated with me. I then presented to an industry-renowned event this week and the feedback that I got was fantastic!! Little did they know that last weekend I was a bag of nerves!!
My story Chris is one in which I ran a successful Consultancy business, presenting was never a problem then out of the blue I had a massive stroke!!
Fortunately, I've recovered but ever since that tragic event, I've had this block about presenting which I've found has hampered me in my professional life, as I try to stay out of any presentation events.
It's early days, but with your help I think I've found a way to manage my nerves, look forward to sharing my knowledge and I'm well on the way to unblocking this part of my life. Thank you!!
"I attended a recent public speaking session with Chris and learnt a lot. His consistent approach and ability to help you individually on how you can improve, the techniques that you need and he lets you know the things you don't even realise you are doing is really helpful. I came away with a lot that I can improve on and he gave me the tools to do this, and I realised that it is not just me that gets nervous and how to channel this into positivity. I would highly recommend attending any courses available, it will help everyone in a positive way"
"I really wanted to be more confident and feel less nervous in one-to-one meetings and knew that training would help,” said Karen. “Chris is very open and friendly, and easy to get along with. He really put me at ease, especially during the videoing. I now have good strategies in place to help me deal with my nerves when I meet new clients, which I can use going forward."
"Open Dawes Training - Communication Skills that Remove Limits. I had the pleasure of attending this course and I took away so much knowledge and insperation. Confidence was an issue but Chris demonstrated how planning, and format of the presentation makes the difference"
"Recently completed a 1 day course with Chris, he delivered an enlightening presentation with some fantastic take away tips to really help with confidence, content and most importantly delivery. Highly recommend."
"I attended a 1 day 'Open Dawes' session with a group of my colleagues last week, Chris provided loads of fantastic information on every aspect of public speaking - I have taken away a lot of useful tips and ideas. Cant wait to put them into practice!"
"Chris was very knowledgeable and really helped to boost my confidence with public speaking. I also came away with some very useful tips and tricks for future presentations."
Options available include:
Please contact us to discuss in more detail, and establish which options would be most suitable. Content/Messages can, of course, be bespoke for your organisation if required.
Addresses the nerves felt when speaking or presenting to others, and covers general advice for delivery
Half day group training session to investigate the importance of having a presence, and improving communication skills in meetings