We provide tailored training and coaching sessions in order to meet the needs of your business. Our core focus is communication skills. Whether you need a tailored presentation skills training course or a sales workshop for frontline managers, we can help.
Presentation skills training to executive sales skills training
We specialise in Sales and Presentation training. We provide individual, tailored programmes to suit your exact needs. Courses can be run independently, or as part of an in-house management development programme. All of our trainers have held roles in senior management and are educated to masters level, giving you the confidence that all our material is backed up by years of practical experience and academic theory. New courses for 2013.
Our key management development areas consist of:
If you don't see what you need, talk to us. We can provide bespoke training programmes, whatever the subject.
In-house delivery options
As part of this service, we will come in and discuss the outcome you'd like to achieve from your training. Considerations include staff roles, types of presentation scenarios and the sort of audiences you are likely to encounter.
We then develop a bespoke training course for you, which can be integrated into your existing organisational development programme. We come into your organisation fully equipped with screens, videos and projectors, making sure our training courses are fun as well as informative.
Executive coaching and mentoring
Many of our clients prefer one to one training, especially for presentation skills training. This is usually focussed on a specific event or topic, such as a forthcoming shareholder meeting or addressing the media etc. In this situation, you will be assigned to a senior presentation skills coach. He or she will develop a plan of action around your timescales using tried and trusted techniques.
Feedback and lifetime support
We know that skills develop over a lifetime. That's why we continue to support all of our clients by email and telephone throughout their careers, as part of our commitment to continued development.
Our delivery style
Unlike many training organisations, our trainers have all come from senior roles in industry. This means that they fully understand the complexities and anxiety of managing and speaking in public. All of our Trainers take a down-to-earth approach to teaching. This ensures that you will develop your own skills without being forced down an inflexible, prescriptive route.
Our training courses are based on leading-edge academic research, coupled with practical guidance from the floor. Each student will receive constructive feedback from both the trainer and fellow delegates. Optionally, Presentation Skill courses can be videotaped, allowing delegates to receive full and detailed feedback after the course.
What makes us different?
To start, we aren't just passionate about developing skills but obsessive. We are committed to improving the community as a whole, and not just churning out repetitive courses. We teach on many undergraduate and postgraduate programmes from London to New York, and sponsor many communication projects that enable us to examine current and future trends. This means that you get the very latest thinking in management development programmes.
As a national corporate training skills provider, Oatmeal trains throughout the UK and Ireland with delivery centres in London, Brighton, Camberley, Birmingham, Leeds, Glasgow, Sheffield, Bradford, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Manchester, Bristol, Wakefield, Swansea, Cardiff, Newport, Coventry, Brighton, Gloucester, Bath, Southampton and Portsmouth.
Working with Oatmeal opened our eyes to the many pitfalls of poor presentations. In accessible language, they showed us what to do, and what not to do, and gave us a series of practical guidelines and tools to ensure we inform, educate and inspire our audiences.
Oatmealís commitment to providing a first class service to its customer has been second to none and I have been extremely pleased with their openness and commitment to understanding the needs of Equalities training in relation to Business Support in Wales.
Since working with the Oatmeal team our staff have increased their productivity but more importantly their confidence and self worth has really improved. The business has benefited in financial terms with increased revenue coming into the club as a direct result of adopting the Oatmeal way of working.
As a company that has benefited from Oatmealís marketing consultancy I can say unreservedly that they are second to none with regard to their knowledge, flexibility, good advice and strong management.
Oatmeal opened our thoughts and got us to work in a new, better, more exciting way. The results for the business have been beyond our expectations. Our sales presentations are now twice as effective as before. We now regularly work with Oatmeal to ensure we donít lose the edge.
The level of service has just been outstanding and Johnís wealth of knowledge and experience has just shone through. The Oatmeal group not only come up with great ideas but work very closely with you to implement and evaluate them.
From the outset, the Oatmeal Group,has enlightened our views on what marketing really involves. I would not hesitate to recommend the Oatmeal Group and as a company, we are looking forward to a long and fruitful business relationship with them.
The Oatmeal Group came highly recommended to us. Their direct approach and commitment gave quick and tangible results.
John Davies of The Oatmeal Group has delivered a number of training workshops on 'Creating Presentations with Impact' for WIBF. These workshops tend to be hugely successful with an attendance of approximately 70, these events were very well presented and exceeded my expectations.