Speaking with confidence

places available

Develop your skills to communicate with clarity and confidence in meetings, training and presentation.

This is a 1 day course in Bristol (you come to us).

Develop your skills to communicate with clarity and confidence in meetings, presentations, training and a range of other work-related settings.

Drawing on assertive techniques, consider personal fears and challenges, pick up tips to improve your delivery and develop a style that works for you.

    Also available for teams in-house (we come to you).

    Course aims

    To develop confidence and skills in effective communication and presentation

    Course objectives

    By the end of the course participants will have had opportunities to:

    • Explore what effective, confident speaking means in a range of scenarios
    • Understand the essential elements for communicating confidently and practice using them
    • Identify responses and solutions to common challenges and barriers

    Venue info:

    Courses in Bristol (you come to us)

    We will deliver the training to smaller groups and/or in larger rooms. We have been working closely with venues to ensure we have Covid-safety measures and clear guidance in place.

    If for any reason the course cannot be delivered face-to-face, we will take a flexible and responsive approach to keep people learning – which will include delivering the training on the same day as a live interactive online session, or transferring bookings to the next available dates.

    Trainer: Susan Lawrence

    "I found everything very valuable. All of the group activities were great; challenging enough to stimulate and bring us out of the comfort zone without risk of causing damage – phew! I wish I had done this course years ago!"

    Debbie Lloyd, Learning & Development Co-ordinator, Second Step, February 2020

    "Learning how to practice standing and sitting confidently. Gaining tools for future use. It was a lovely, inclusive atmosphere. Thank you."

    Louise Thomas, Tenancy Support Officer, Places for People, February 2020

    "Having a space to air my anxieties and realise that other people feel the same. Confidence is a state of mind. I liked the variety of activities and being put on the spot. I really enjoyed it and found it useful that the trainer had a varied background in Drama and Social Work."

    Stella Cecil, Theatre Designer and Maker, Small Seeds Theatre Company, February 2020

    "Every part of this training was interesting, relevant and useful. The layout of the day was perfect, well run and very well looked after. The trainer was great and good fun."

    Lindsey Forbes, Outreach Support, Headway, February 2020

    "Everything covered today was very useful. I particularly found the presentation and feedback useful. Great knowledge, able to put people at ease. Great interpersonal skills, good to learn from."

    Eileen Francis, Scheme Manager, Places for People, February 2019

    "Recognising how everyone can feel the same about speaking with confidence. The internal record, the three P's. Clear, warm and trainer has a good presence. The environment wasn't intimidating at all, which I was worried about."

    Sonia Groves, Crisis Worker, Next Link, February 2019

    "Lots of great tips; practical exercises very helpful and useful. Great techniques to use."

    Marta Slepowronska, BMF Crisis Worker, Next Link, February 2019

    "Practical tips and practise on the day. I was worried that the day might tell me things I already know, but the way it was presented and discussed was really useful. I felt much more confident by the end of the day!"

    Joey Solazzo, Youth Substance Misuse Worker, Bristol Drugs Project, February 2019