This half or full day workshop is aimed at academics who wish to enhance their delivery skills for lectures, online teaching or conference presenting.
Gaining and holding an audience attention, whether live or online, can be a challenge. We will explore proven techniques for engaging your audience early and maintaining their attention throughout.
Many academics have never received voice coaching and yet use their voice professionally almost every day. It is not unusual for them to experience discomfort or a weakening of their voice after a long lecture. Sometimes students complain that they are not clear or loud enough or that they speak in a monotone.
Through workshops, coaching or a combination of the two we can help them to discover their true voice and develop it to maximise it’s impact.
As a workshop or coaching we explore techniques used by actors to change their accent. As there is no right or wrong when it comes to English pronunciation we look at techniques for adjusting your accent should you wish to.
We practise Received Pronunciation, often referred to as Standard English or BBC newsreaders English, for an enhanced clarity of speech. The intention is not to change your accent dramatically but to help build a technique to enable you to adjust your accent when it would be most helpful.
It is often said that the success of a performance review or appraisal system is down to the quality of the conversation.
A highly skilled, experienced reviewer can make all the difference to the success of your appraisal system.
Recruiting staff can be an expensive and time-consuming activity. Get it wrong and it can be very costly indeed. Get it right and your organisation will prosper.
We will work with your staff to ensure the interview process is as enjoyable, productive and effective as possible.
We all have conversations from time to time that we dread. Wishing it would go away rarely works. Having a clear strategy can make all the difference.
Recognising positive contributions and managing poor performance is vital to ensure a productive environment. We have all seen how failing to give sufficient praise or ignoring poor performance de-motivates a team. Often the feeling of resentment grows slowing over time until it becomes engrained and is very difficult to change. We will work with you to prevent it or help you to develop a cultural change to recover from the situation.