The language of leaders
wibf Presents - Raise your Game, the language of leadership, Lloyds TSB, London, 2006
Effective communication is an essential business skill. It is no use having great ideas if you can’t get people to buy in to them or knowing how to solve a problem if you can’t get your point across to the rest of the team or your boss. Yet most people think "communication is easy." We disagree. Talking is easy; communication, which means an exchange or communion with another, requires greater skill. An exchange that is a communion demands that we listen and speak skilfully, not just talk mindlessly, and interacting with fearful, angry, or frustrated people can be even more difficult, because we're less skilful when caught up in such emotions. Yet don't despair or resign yourself to a lifetime of miscommunication at work or home! Good communicators can be honed as well as born.
So how do you captivate, entertain or educate your colleagues, boss or business partners? How did the great leaders of the past create such evocative and memorable speeches without the use of Powerpoint? In this 90 minutes workshop we will explore:
The structure of great 21st century speeches – why do we continue to talk about them?
Passionate, evocative words, and their motivational effects – which words to use and when to use them; and
How to get attention and aid memory retention.
This is a highly interactive seminar run by John Davies, a Partner of The Oatmeal Group, a company that specialises in delivering communication courses to leading business schools and blue chip corporates. In this workshop you will discover:
How to use the right language to motivate your team or peers;
How to promote yourself in a positive way;
How to be aware of RSVP; Rhythm, Speed, Voice, Pitch;
How to convince your client that your product/service is right for them;
And, above all, how to make your point simply and effectively regardless of your audience.
To quote Rudyard Kipling ‘Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind’, true; but only if administered in the right dosage for the right affliction.
Ends Notes to editors: The Oatmeal Group is a More information on The Oatmeal Group can be found on the company website at www.oatmealgroup.com Further enquiries to: John Davies (Marketing) – 0843 289 1249
Notes to editors:
The Oatmeal Group is a
More information on The Oatmeal Group can be found on the company website at www.oatmealgroup.com
Further enquiries to:
John Davies (Marketing) – 0843 289 1249
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.
Oatmeal’s 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 Oatmeal’s 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 don’t lose the edge.
The level of service has just been outstanding and John’s 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.