Thinking on your Feet

Get your ideas across clearly - even when you have no time to think

Tue 17 Jul 2018 9:30am - 4:30pm London
CCT Venues Barbican

CCT Venues Barbican


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


  0207 776 4794

Located next door to Barbican tube station.  


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.


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.


The closest hotels are:

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

Malmaison (4 minute walk)

Rookery Hote (5 minute walk)


*Two delegates £475.00 per delegate.
All prices are exclusive of V.A.T.


You've spent years sharpening your mind and honing your professional skills and knowledge.  You're on top of your game.  Then someone poses a question or asks you to present your thoughts and the worst happens – your mind goes blank! 

Given time to think, you can put your ideas across clearly and coherently, without waffling or wandering off topic.  But when you're put on the spot, you find it hard to order your thoughts and make your point.

In this intensive, fun and very practical workshop you'll learn how to manage any situation in which you are asked to think on your feet, whether facing one person or a room filled with people.

What you'll learn

  • how to think on your feet
  • how to answer questions when you are put on the spot
  • what to do when you mind goes blank
  • how to answer audience questions when you are presenting
  • how to give an impromptu talk about (pretty much) anything
  • how to improvise around a subject
  • how to stall people when you don't have an immediate answer
  • how to deflect a question
  • how to become calm in an instant so you can deal more rationally with any situation

Who is it for?

The workshop is designed for anyone who is faced with a need to think on their feet in a professional situation.  The tips, tricks and techniques that you will learn here can be used in a wide variety of situations (personally as well as professionally). 

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Your facilitator

David Cotton

David has worked in training and development for over 20 years, working in four continents and nearly 40 countries.  His work ranges from one to one coaching to managing multinational training programmes and his clients range from small family businesses to the European Commission, United Nations and Middle Eastern petrochemical companies. He is the author of around a dozen books and many journal articles. He is also a qualified and practising hypnotherapist and NLP practitioner.  He spent 21 years with the major professional services firms, Arthur Andersen and PricewaterhouseCoopers, before becoming an independent trainer, coach, facilitator and speaker in 2002.  A former professional musician, David still occasionally performs and he collects instruments from around the world on his travels.  He is the author of several books including 'Managing Difficult People At Work' and 'The Business Strategy Toolkit'.

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