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Leadership

Creative Thinking And Mind Maps

Overview

This full day workshop takes you through the creative process and how to harness your thinking skills, and develop Mind Mapping techniques that deliver results.

You discover how people learn critical thinking techniques and understand how you can be better at problem solving and increase your creativity and Mind Mapping ability.

The workshop covers everything you need to enhance your creativity and practise your creative thinking skills in several different tasks. You will find your creativity levels and learn the most effective ways to tap into it them.

You'll discover how to record your creative ideas for further development and analysis in this hands on workshop.

Duration: One Day


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Stephen Walker Stephen Walker
 

DEVELOP STRATEGIC GOALS THAT WORK

Overview

This action packed one day workshop shows you just how to set your goals and delivers strategies, objectives, tactics and operating plans that achieve your goals.

Your strategies will be examined by a Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) analysis.

The course covers the resources needed, the objective setting and operating plans you need to achieve your goals. You will learn how to use scenarios to test your plans to assess their risk/sensitivity score.

You will create your own strategic plans and, through discussion with the group, establish a robust set of plans that you can take back and apply in your workplace.

You'll learn how to develop strategic plans that deliver your business goals.

Duration: One Day


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Stephen Walker Stephen Walker
 

Making Better Business Decisions

Overview A one day workshop will polish your problem solving and decision making skills. Everyone in business needs to solve problems and make decisions.

Here you will get inside some great techniques that will help you and your business.

Your performance and your success is closely tied to how well you solve problems and act on the result.

On this day you will work to solve problems and apply your new knowledge in a practical environment

Duration: One Day


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Stephen Walker Stephen Walker
 

People and Team Management

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Duration: 1 Day


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Stephen Walker Stephen Walker
 

Secrets of First Time Management

Overview

“A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.” James Crook

This course is designed for people who need a good understanding of supervising people and how to apply it. It is suitable for those who are new to supervision and/or have had no formal previous supervision training.

Duration: 1 Day


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Stephen Walker Stephen Walker
 

Sustainable Leadership

Overview

You will agree that the leader is a vital driver in a business's performance. The leader sets the culture, the acceptable behaviour in the business. Setting a culture of innovation and high performance drives the business to outperform its competitors. The strategy is to achieve best possible, indeed better than yesterday, performance.

Duration: 2 Days


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Stephen Walker Stephen Walker
 

Management and Finance

Finance for Directors

Overview

Did you know that under the Companies Act 2006, all company directors are expected to exercise reasonable care, skill and diligence in carrying out their duties as a director and that they should exercise independent judgement in their decision making.

Directors cannot comply with these provisions unless they have sufficient financial knowledge to understand the implications of their decision making.

This course has been designed to provide directors and potential directors with those skills so that they are properly prepared for their role.

Duration: 1 Day


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This Course is delivered by
James Davey James Davey
 

Finance for Non Financial Managers

Overview

This workshop is ideal for people who are responsible for managing businesses or parts of businesses but have little or no financial knowledge.

If you attend meetings and find yourself confused when accounts, budgets or other financial issues are discussed, you will benefit from this workshop. We will show explain the concepts and techniques that are most frequently used so that you can fight your corner.

Duration: 1 Day


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James Davey James Davey
 

LINKEDIN MASTER CLASS

Overview

You'll discover on this hands-on LinkedIn Master class many of the top tips used by the top Social Media experts to generate more business. It is designed to be of help to both first-time users and more experienced LinkedIn users. You will be taken step by step through the LinkedIn site with detailed instructions on how to use the functionality of the site.

You will learn about the LinkedIn Homepage, the LinkedIn Menu, and your LinkedIn Settings. Together we will help you create a winning LinkedIn profile which will help you be found by your target audience. This section is what the Social Media Experts use to generate interest in their sessions

The key to winning business from LinkedIn is to have a thought through strategy. You'll learn how to use connections, groups and network updates to increase your profile and achieve lasting social media success.

Duration: Half Day


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James Davey James Davey
 

Managing Cash in a Recession

Overview

Have you ever dreaded going to work fearful of the bank balance and what may be in today's post? More businesses fail due to lack of cash than due to lack of profitability. This has never been more true than in a recession. Understanding how to manage your cash can be the difference between survival and certain failure.

Duration: 3 Hours


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James Davey James Davey
 

Planning for Growth

Overview

This is not your usual workshop where you make a few notes and take away a few pointers. This is an opportunity for you to take a fresh look at yourself and your business which is both challenging and inspiring.

Duration: 1 Day

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James Davey James Davey
 

TIME MANAGEMENT OR HOW TO TAKE BACK CONTROL OF YOUR TIME

Overview

This information packed one day workshop is based on you, your use of time now and how you can better use your time in the future.

You will review your daily activities you'll learn what can be better achieved through some highly effective disciplines and management measures.

You will learn techniques to avoid and relieve stress. Also you will learn and practise better ways of managing your time leading to greater personal effectiveness.

You will leave the workshop with a personal action plan to start the new behaviours that day that will give you back control of your life.

Duration: One day


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Stephen Walker Stephen Walker
 

Presentation

Advanced Presentation Skills Workshop

Overview

This Advanced presentations workshop is perfect for you when you want to have more confidence presenting to groups. It''s ideal for you once you have the basics of presenting and you want to take it to the next level. You get time devoted to your needs as part of a small open workshop

Duration: 2 Days


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Paul Johnstone Paul Johnstone
 

Effective Communication Skills

Overview

To understand how to get your message across to prospects clearly. How to make sure that prospects understand.

Duration: 3 Hours


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Paul Johnstone Paul Johnstone
 

Foundation Presenting Techniques

Overview

Being comfortable when presenting is something many people do not find that easy. This one day workshop takes you through some techniques that demystify presenting skills. It is a fact that in today’s business world, the ability to present is often linked to success and promotion.

Duration: 1 Day


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Paul Johnstone Paul Johnstone
 

Getting the most out of Press and Media

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Designed specifically to help participants define their message and maximise the chance of achieving positive publicity. The course is suitable for business owners, managers or employees who are, or may be, required to undertake press and media interviews.

This workshop is designed for people who need to speak to the media and get their message across.

Duration: Half Day


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This Course is delivered by
Rachel Sloane Rachel Sloane
 

Key Presentation Skills

Overview

You will learn how to give presentations that both engage and involve your audience. Share with you techniques for relaxing when presenting so you produce winning presentations.

Duration: 3 Hours


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Paul Johnstone Paul Johnstone
 

OVERCOME THE FEAR OF PUBLIC SPEAKING

Overview

Would you like to overcome your fear of public speaking? Does the thought of speaking to groups of strangers, concern or even frighten you?

There are well known techniques for helping people to overcome the fear of public speaking and I can share these with you on this information packed half day.

After this workshop you will understand what 99% of speakers and business presenters don't know. You will have experienced how by changing just a few simple things. By doing this you will be so much more comfortable when you have to speak to groups.

You probably know already that to grow your business or enrich your careers, speaking is one of the quickest ways to achieve that goal. The truth about public speaking is:

It Does Not Have To Be Stressful!

Duration: Half Day


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Paul Johnstone Paul Johnstone
 

POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS THAT WORK!

Overview

You will have heard the phrase Death by PowerPoint or PowerPoint poisoning Well I'm here to tell you it's not PowerPoint's fault.

This one day workshop is designed to provide you with the essential techniques and strategies which will enable you to understand just how to deliver winning presentations every time. You'll be shown how to avoid the pitfalls so may business presenters fall into.

You'll learn why people drift away from presentations and learn how to engage with your audience in a way so they are with you every step of the way. Discover techniques that will allow you to get your point across and de-clutter your slides.

And of course you will be able to avoid being embarrassed by delivering death by PowerPoint.

Duration: One Day


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Paul Johnstone Paul Johnstone
 

Sales and Marketing

Account Management for Grown Ups

Overview

You will understand how to manage your clients by segmentation. What type of call you are making and how best to define your contact strategy. Learn how to deal with the wide range of customers from professional buyers through to directors of small businesses. All because 'account management' is a grown up activity.

Duration: 2 Days


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Paul Johnstone Paul Johnstone
 

Advanced Sales Skills

Overview

"You have to keep learning to keep earning". Is the mantra that the top sales professionals use to stay one step ahead. Whatever set you apart yesterday is common knowledge today and will be in common use tomorrow. Whether you need a way to help team members invest in themselves or support for renewing, expanding, and leveraging your own expertise. Advanced Sales Skills offers you a perfect sales solution.

Advanced sales skills, shows you how to take prospects from your initial contact, right through to them becoming 'Raving Fans'. Designed to improve and refine your key skills. This will help "salespeople" develop more experience and start handling larger and more important accounts. This two day workshop is designed full of practical exercises ensuring you get lots of time to work on the techniques you have learned. From introductions to Managing a customer and techniques

Duration: 2 Days


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Paul Johnstone Paul Johnstone
 

INTRODUCTION TO SELLING SKILLS

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This one day sales workshop designed to provide you with the essential techniques to understand the sales process and how to overcome objections so that you will close more sales and exceed your targets. You'll be shown some of the best places to find warm leads and techniques for approaching cold prospects. We will cover basic Business to Business as well as Business to Consumer sales methods

You'll learn why people don't buy and why people buy from you. You'll discover how to open a sales conversation in social surroundings. And you'll get inside how to handle objections and effective sales closing techniques

Duration: One Day


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Paul Johnstone Paul Johnstone
 

Product Demonstrators – Selling Skills

Overview

Product Demonstrators are usually very good at showing prospects the range and benefits of their product. They like doing it. However it is not unusual for demonstrators to get wound up with the product and miss buying signs from the customer. This workshop is designed to fine tune demonstrators skills, so they sell more products

Duration: 3 Hours


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Paul Johnstone Paul Johnstone
 

Sales and Marketing on a Shoestring

Overview

When things get tough, training and marketing are first in line for spending cuts. Marketing doesn't have to cost the earth. In this short seminar, you will discover how to market your business effectively without breaking the bank.

Duration: 3 Hours


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James Davey James Davey
 

Scripting Telemarketing Calls

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Duration: 3 hours


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Paul Johnstone Paul Johnstone
 

Tele-Marketing Techniques

Overview

Being able to engage with clients and prospects by telephone has great advantages. Success rests on good qualification, the ability to get through to decision makers, so we can meet face to face. This course provides a step by step programme for increasing telephone sales success, and provides an opportunity to practise.

Marketing to clients and prospects in order to gather important information is one of the keys to success, especially in a recession. You ability to gather information quickly and accurately for marketing campaigns or simple client surveys, pays handsome dividends.

Duration: 1 Day


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Paul Johnstone Paul Johnstone
 

Social Media

Setting a strategy for your social media marketing

Overview

Social media is a type of online media that expedites conversation as opposed to traditional media, which delivers content but doesn't allow readers/viewers/listeners to participate in the creation or development of the content. Social media is a phenomenal resource for improving brand awareness, winning business, meeting and researching potential clients, and for keeping in touch and reconnecting with contacts.

To do this you need complete and engaging profiles, but most importantly, you must have a strategy.

Duration: 1 Day


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Gemma Thompson Gemma Thompson
 

Social Media a Practical Workshop

Overview

Social media is a phenomenal resource for improving brand awareness, winning business, meeting and researching potential clients, and for keeping in touch and reconnecting with contacts.

To do this you need complete and engaging profiles, but most importantly, you must have a strategy.

Duration: 1 Day


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Gemma Thompson Gemma Thompson
 

Social Media Master Class

Overview

Social media is a phenomenal resource for improving brand awareness, winning business, meeting and researching potential clients, and for keeping in touch and reconnecting with contacts.

To do this you need to update regularly and spread your message across a variety of platforms and times.

Duration: 1 Day


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Gemma Thompson Gemma Thompson
 
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The Paradigm Shakers delivers Workshops and seminars on a range of presentation and business skills in East Anglia, including Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk and Cambridge. We reserve the right to change or amend the content of any workshop or seminar to ensure you are getting the best leaning and training.