Open Dawes Online and Face-to-Face Hybrid Programmes!

"Communication Skills that Remove Limits" Programme

Coupled with the live face-to-face public speaking and presentation skills training, you can also have access to the online training programme, "Communication Skills That Remove Limits", that can be undertaken and revisited at the your own pace, time, and time zones, yet still feel personal and interactive.

These include training video and audio modules, downloads, practical exercises, an exclusive online Academy Facebook group for ongoing support and discussions, post-course feedback, ongoing webinars, group video calls and support, and 12 months access to return to the training and exercises as your real-life implementation progresses.

All of this is delivered through a student dashboard (browser and mobile app) and with completion certificates provided. Ongoing private mentoring can also be added (or included as part of the Pro-Package) to work on specific elements or requirements.

This is designed to ensure that whilst you can undertake the core learning at your own speed and in your own time, there is still very much a personal touch and support, and ongoing development and mentoring to make sure it is a change and development that sticks.

More courses will continue to be added over time, including branching out into other areas of communication and involving experts in those fields. These will include areas such as crisis management communication, sales, telesales, negotiating, management, training provision, online presenting, online training, online meetings, etc. as well as the core presentation skills training online courses.

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  • "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."

    Karen Masi – Director of Oculus Wealth Management Wiltshire

  • "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"

    Lloyd Ayers‎

  • "I got a lot from the day and with Chris's sales & media background, he made it very easy to open up and talk without even trying. It was very good and I hope I now have the tools to be better than I was. We may look to bring other drivers and key team members down so training the team as a whole."

    Racing driver and team owner aiming for Le Mans 24 hours.

  • "Thank you Chris and congratulations on getting your training CPD accredited it certainly is worth it as it is brilliant. I am not scared of public speaking but I really was not sure I was getting my message across. I now know what I am doing right (some of that I had not realised) and where and how I need to improve on the structure of my talks. I have to say I now feel much more confident and preparing my presentations is much easier and faster as I now know what I am doing rather than hoping it will make sense to the listeners. I am looking forward to many more opportunities to present."

    Julie Nicholls

  • "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"

    Christian Lingard‎ (Key Solutions)

  • "Chris has an extremely relaxed and professional approach to delivering speaker training. He was able to bring to the front the real issues behind presenting nerves, and offer simple and very effective tips to relax and deliver a great presentation. I would recommend Chris to anyone who would like help becoming a more effective presenter.

    It was clear that the day was well prepared and thought out, and tackled in a systematic way, which built through the day, the key aspects which holds back a presenter. I liked the way it was an original approach, with your own experiences and self-taught knowledge used to teach me how I could improve.”

    Stuart Salmon - Director of a specialist superstructure temporary works company providing expert solutions within the Construction, Civil Engineering and Railway sectors

  • "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."

    Georgia Sketchley

  • "I feel that I have been able to apply a greater sense of self-worth to myself due to simple understandings of how and what was delivered throughout the course. I look forward to putting my ideas into practice, not just at work, but also during everyday life by applying the knowledge of turning Nerves into Confidence and remembering to simply to Be Myself in a greater mindset."

    Michael – a department within Ministry of Defence

  • "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"

    Lucy (Customer Experience Team Manager), Key Solutions

  • “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…” 

    Mark Bates, Technical Development Programme Manager, Nationwide Building Society

  • "Massive thanks to Chris Dawes at Open Dawes Training for all his help in preparing me for the Mazda road to Indy scholarship shootout next week. Would fully recommend their Sports Communications/Media training!"

    Oliver White - Racing Driver

  • "The training I did with Open Dawes really helped my confidence, helped me to organise myself more and to condense my notes. It was also reassuring to understand that I shouldn’t expect the training to stop me feeling nervous, but that the training would help me use my nerves to my advantage."

    Sophie Burgess – Devon County Outreach Officer for NSSW

  • "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!"

    Edward Jackson - General Insurance Manager

  • "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."

    Marcus Lifton

Standalone Video/Audio Training Products

Video and audio lessons for specific aspects - click below to expand

15 sources of nerves when speaking in public

"15 Sources of Nerves and How to Overcome Them"

Chris Dawes takes you through all 15 of Open Dawes Training's sources of nerves in this 15-module video training product and identifies how each of them can either be put into perspective, overcome, or at worst managed.

15 Sources of Nerves and How to Overcome Them

8 high impact ways to start a presentation

"8 High-Impact Ways to Start Every Time you Speak in Public"

Chris Dawes takes you through all 8 of Open Dawes Training's ways to open up your presentation, speech, meeting, or training with impact and control in this 8-module audio training product

8 High-Impact Ways to Start Every Time you Speak in Public

To add specific content of interest, please reach out to the team at Open Dawes Training and explain what could be of interest as isolated material, and it may be added to the list or may be included in past or future webinars

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"Communication Skills That Remove Limits" training programme

Communication Skills that Remove Limits online training programme

Get access to the full CPD Accredited public speaking and presentation skills training course via the online (and mobile device app) training portal. Training videos, audio lessons, downloads, practical exercises, feedback sessions, online Academy Group, webinars, group calls, etc. Click below to find out more and sign up to start your development to greater confidence, skills and willingness to being heard!

Communication Skills That Remove Limits Programme

If you would like to discuss your/your organisation's specific requirements to establish how we can best assist you, book your free video call with our founder, Chris Dawes, and he can answer any questions you may have and advise accordingly what the best options would be.

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