How to be a High Impact Introvert

Practical tools to help you speak up and raise your profile in meetings and group situations

DateVenuePrice
Tue 11 Sep 2018 9:30am - 4:30pm Manchester
Double Tree by Hilton

Double Tree by Hilton

Address

  1 Piccadilly Place, Manchester M1 3DG

Telephone

  0161 242 1014

Directions

If you're travelling by train, exit Manchester Piccadilly through the main exit and bear left, crossing the pedestrian bridge.  Doubltree Hilton is the glass fronted building directly ahead of you.

It's a 1 minute walk.


Conference rooms:

All the conference rooms are on the mezzanine level of the hotel.


Parking

There are various NCP car parks all within a 2 minute walk of Doubletree Hilton.  Argent Place and Piccadilly Place are both next door.  Dale Street car park is a 2 minute walk away.

 

Hotels

Doubletree Hilton is a lovely hotel and often has rooms available, however they aren't able to offer delegates who wish to stay overnight a preferential room rate.  Other local hotels include:

Malmaison Manchester -  directly opposite Doubletree.

Premier Inn Piccadilly - 2 minute walk away.

 

Venue website

Doubletree Hilton Manchester

£495.00*
Wed 03 Oct 2018 9:30am - 4:30pm London
CCT Venues Barbican

CCT Venues Barbican

Address

  Aldersgate House, 135-137 Aldersgate Street, London EC1A 4JA

Telephone

  0207 776 4794

Located next door to Barbican tube station.  

Directions

Exit Barbican tube station and turn right.  Barbican CCT Venues is located next door but 1 to the tube station, on the corner of the road.  Download full details here.

Parking

There is an NCP car park only minutes away on Aldersgate Street near the Museum of London roundabout, which charges £3.50 per hour or £21 for  a full day.

There is an NCP car park  minutes away on Aldersgate Street near the Museum of London roundabout, which charges £3.50 per hour or £21 for a full day.

Hotels

The closest hotels are:

Citadines Aparthotel, Barbican (3 minute walk on the same road).

Malmaison (4 minute walk)

Rookery Hote (5 minute walk)

£495.00*

*Two delegates £460.00 per delegate.
All prices are exclusive of V.A.T.

Rated by 37 delegates

Overview

A lot of talented leaders and potential leaders are uncomfortable in the limelight.  If you are one of  them, how can you manage your preference to stay under the radar while developing a successful career and reaching your full potential?

This course will help you understand the strengths and potential drawbacks of your natural preferences, so you can use them to your advantage.

What you'll learn

On this practical and interactive one day programme you will learn techniques to help you in situations that commonly cause anxiety:

  • Ways to introduce yourself to create a confident impression
  • Four ways to participate effectively and raise your profile in meetings without being the subject expert
  • A simple four step structure to help you explain your opinion clearly to others
  • Dealing with difficult questions
  • A handy technique for responding assertively to verbal challenges
  • A  simple tool that you can use to put your suggestions over in a way that will sell them to your audience
  • Sounding and looking confident  in public situations – verbal and physical techniques
  • Knowing your choices, building flexibility and being in control of your responses
  • Strategies for ‘cocktail party' type events
  • 7 simple techniques  to build a strong professional network

Who is it for?

The course will suit participants at all levels who:

  • don't feel they do themselves justice in meetings or group situations
  • have taken up a role that require them to put forward ideas in meetings composed of anything from 6 to 100 participants
  • feel their ideas and contribution can get overlooked and realise they will need to raise their profile to improve their career prospects
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    Your facilitator

    Shona Ward

    Shona loves to help people make changes in their people skills that produce big results. She is a Managing Partner of the Learning Curve Network and has been designing and delivering interactive training events since 1987.  She began her career providing individual counselling and psychotherapy in Further Education, Health and Social services and uses this background in psychology to make her training effective and long lasting. She provides management development, staff event facilitation and interpersonal skills training across multiple sectors and has worked with manufacturing companies, language schools, insurance companies, publishers, utility companies, housing associations, NHS Trusts, and universities .  Our clients say that she is engaging, informative, and inspires confidence.

    Here's what our delegates are saying about this event…

    I really enjoyed it and particularly like the tips and model that were shared. Really great tips and lots of opportunities to practice and get feedback.

    Learning and Development

    It was extremely useful. The framework that was set was very useful. The topics covered were relevant and there were lots of practical tips to help me improve my impact. Helps you understand why improvement is needed and what you need to do to have an impact in the workplace.

    Policy Adviser, HM Treasury

    Very good and very useful. Leader was very engaging. Helpful and gives you different way on how to engage in different situations.

    Policy Adviser, HM Treasury

    Excellent and invaluable. Everything no one thinks to teach when it comes to communicating.

    Policy Adviser, HM Treasury

    I really enjoyed it and particularly like the tips and model that were shared. Really great tips and lots of opportunities to practice and get feedback.

    Learning and Development

    It was extremely useful. The framework that was set was very useful. The topics covered were relevant and there were lots of practical tips to help me improve my impact. Helps you understand why improvement is needed and what you need to do to have an impact in the workplace.

    Policy Adviser, HM Treasury

    Very good and very useful. Leader was very engaging. Helpful and gives you different way on how to engage in different situations.

    Policy Adviser, HM Treasury

    Excellent and invaluable. Everything no one thinks to teach when it comes to communicating.

    Policy Adviser, HM Treasury

    Excellent, engaging and practical. Shona's warmth made me feel very at ease. A practical day to improve influence and confidence professionally.

    Policy Adviser, HM Treasury

    Very useful - certainly some tools will prove to be very effective. I would definitely recommend it especially to those who may not have natural people skills.

    Policy Advisor

    Great! a good balance of information, background, exercises and tangible strategies. The course equips you with a range of tools that you can use in practise. Really helpful.


    Well delivered with practical exercises which takes one outside their comfort zone. Helps with techniques on speaking out in a comfortable way.

    Senior Programme Manager

    Incredibly useful, one of the most useful courses I have ever done.

    Housing Officer

    I though the course was well structured, very well presented and met it's objectives. The course material was concise and thorough. The venue was clean easily accessed and had great facilities. If you would benefit from some practical and easily implemented tools to help you raise your profile and become a more effective introvert then this course is for you.

    Head of Engineering Services, The Royal Shakespeare Company

    Relevant to my job, practical tips to improve. Challenging but not scary. Useful tips and tricks.

    Area Manager, Rooftop Housing Group

    Helpful collection of tools. Liked that it was quite practical. Quite a lot of material for one day. Some topics were dealt with quite quickly.


    Good mix of techniques as well as practical learning which assisted with keeping me engaged throughout and pushing outside of my comfort zone.

    Lettings Manager, Peabody

    Excellent really worthwhile, some very powerful but basic techniques that are easy to apply.

    Director

    Excellent. Some great techniques for dealing with meetings and public speaking.

    General Counsel

    Good. Relaxed, informative and useful. Allows you to develop techniques to increase your impact. Helps you overcome natural tendency to stay out of the limelight.

    Managing Director

    Excellent! Packed full of good ideas, tips, models and ways of changing self-limiting behaviour and thinking.

    Director of Operations

    Gave me some excellent models for the future.

    HR and OD Assistant

    It was a good opportunity to get out of my comfort zone and learn about myself and others. Fun day with lots of helpful tips about how you can have more presence and get the most out of work.

    Treasury Analyst

    Excellent. Provides helpful structures on which to hang points you want to make in meetings.

    Consultant Physician

    Thoroughly enjoyable. Right mix of theory and practice, with good set of tools that can be applied immediately. For those introverts who want to make a difference, this course is for you.

    Vice President of Marketing

    Is a very full day, but well-organised and clear. Does not feel rushed at all. Very practical, full of good tips and useful anecdotes.

    Legal Advisor

    Good. Very interactive and challenging at times but supportive environment and useful toolbox for dealing with different situations.

    Research Scientist

    Very interesting and some excellent ideas to try out back at work. You are not the only one, come and meet fellow introverts and share thoughts and ideas on dispelling the myth that being an introvert is a weakness.

    Director's PA and Office Manager

    Jam packed full of actionable and helpful hints and tips for all those terrifying scenarios - meetings networking events and more. Great for giving really practical methods for increasing your personal presence, network and attitudes towards situations which cause anxiety.

    Head of Marketing

    Very interesting and relevant. I learnt a few tips and strategies for dealing with situations at work and making an impact. Very relevant for anyone who is an introvert wanting to have more influence and impact.

    Associate Director

    Very good course which covered a lot of ground. A useful day which helps people to understand themselves.

    Systems Development Manager

    Very useful and practical, learning through doing rather than just theory. It is really worth doing!

    Chief Financial Officer

    Good course providing key skills and insight into raising your profiles and making yourself heard.

    Network Operations Manager

    Very good, lots of good ideas. Challenging at times but well worth it.

    Project Leader

    Today's training was excellent. I really enjoyed it and learnt a lot of practical tips I can use in the future. This course is excellent for people who find it difficult to put their idea across in meetings and to achieve a high impact in their organisations and professional life.

    Commercial Finance Lead

    I thought it was very useful with helpful tips and strategies for raising your profile in meetings.

    Head of Legal Services

    Excellent, really enjoyed it, surpassed expectations. Thank you Shona! I really encourage others to take the plunge and book it! It's for people who would normally rather stick pins in themselves than do this type of thing, but who need to do it!!

    Grant Manager

    Today's training has been amazing. So many hints and tips and things to go away with. It has made me reassess my ways of thinking and working and I have an aim. It is a practical day full of positive advice and help to make your work life a more positive experience. I thought the venue, the leader and the whole day was professional and so worthwhile. Shona is amazing and very inspiring. Thank you.

    Education Manager

    Very good insight as to why my extrovert colleagues think that because I do not openly say what I think or feel that I somehow disapprove! Provides a unique insight as to why the way that we process information is in conflict with other colleagues who process information differently.

    Head of Group Management

    Excellent for bringing out and valuing your strengths.

    , Moredun Research Institute

    Excellent, training and content was perfectly targeted to attendees adn adapted through the day depending on feedback. Excellent course to address your concerns, puts you out of your comfort zone but in a positive way.

    Financial Controller

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