Covid-19 Update (July 2020) - Face to face training had been suspended from 23rd March 2020, but we were able to continue to provide individual and group training remotely via video conferencing, as we had been for our international and ad-hoc clients prior to this situation. We are delighted to announce that in addition to the ongoing availability of remote training, we are now able to recommence face to face training in the right circumstances.
We have meeting rooms at our head office that can facilitate the necessary distancing, and the office building is going above and beyond to ensure Open Dawes Training and the other businesses residing within their premises can operate safely and with peace of mind (details can be provided).
We are also available to restart travel to provide group training within organisations’ premises, subject to being satisfied that the necessary measures are in place to keep the training candidate(s) and facilitator(s) safe and well (details will be requested).
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, CPD accredited 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
“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…”
"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"
"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 presentation can work"
"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."
"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."
"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!"
"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"
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
1 Day Larger Group Training Seminar (suitable for a large group, but is not interactive and instead provides information to be acted on independently)
Half day group training session to investigate the importance of having a presence, and improving communication skills in meetings
Media training for professionals in commercial & public sector organisations for facing the media or in front of the camera for marketing/training videos
1-to-1 half day executive public speaking & communication skills coaching for key members of an organisation to ensure success for you & your organisation
Public speaking, presentation skills, and communication training internal contracts for larger employee/hierarchy count or rolling training strategy