Thinking on the Spot

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

DateVenuePrice
Thu 28 Feb 2019 9:30am - 4:30pm Glasgow
The Studio GlasgowAddress

  67 Hope Street, Glasgow G2 6EA

Situated less than one minute from the platforms at Glasgow Central Station, The Studio Glasgow features 6 vibrant event spaces accommodating from 2 to 250 guests. 

Nearest Airport – Glasgow International, 9 miles

Nearest Motorway Junction – M8, exit 18

Nearest Rail Station – Glasgow Central, Opposite

Bicycle Storage/Shower facilities – Available

£499.00*
Thu 07 Mar 2019 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)

£499.00*
Tue 30 Apr 2019 9:30am - 4:30pm Birmingham
ETC VenuesAddress

  Maple House, 150 Corporation Street, Birmingham B46TB

Award winning conference, training and meeting venue located in Corporation Street, Birmingham.

£499.00*
Thu 16 May 2019 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)

£499.00*

*Two delegates £480.00 per delegate.
All prices are exclusive of V.A.T.

Rated by 7 delegates

Overview

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 the spot, whether facing one person or a room filled with people.

What you'll learn

  • how to think when under pressure
  • 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 the spot 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). 

Don't want to book right now?  Remind me about this event

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'.

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

Great very practical and helpful. So many tips.

Head of Marketing

Good and engaging. Interactive.

National Account Manager

Really useful, I am keen to try out some of the structure and methods. Takes you out of your comfort zone, loved it.

HR Director

Very good and squeezed a lot into the day without feeling rushed. Builds your confidence in situations where you are put on the spot or need to speak in front of an audience.

Head of Procurement

Great very practical and helpful. So many tips.

Head of Marketing

Good and engaging. Interactive.

National Account Manager

Really useful, I am keen to try out some of the structure and methods. Takes you out of your comfort zone, loved it.

HR Director

Very good and squeezed a lot into the day without feeling rushed. Builds your confidence in situations where you are put on the spot or need to speak in front of an audience.

Head of Procurement

There was a lot of tools to use in the workplace. Good for those doing presentations.

Company Administrator

Gets you out of your comfort zone but in a good way. Great tips and techniques. Excellent course to help you perform better.

Director of Finance

I think it was great, lots of practical tools to use. Extremely interesting and fun. With tips and exercises to get you thinking and speaking on your feet.

Head of Services

Current Events   
The Skills of MentoringManaging a High Talent TeamSkills for Powerful Management - Two Day Development Course for WomenFuture Leaders - prepare for your first management roleThinking on the Spot Finance for Non-Financial DirectorsEmotional Intelligence at WorkFrom Ideas to Results - Ten Steps to Project Management SuccessThe PA as a Manager (2 day course)The Assertive ProfessionalWomen Advancing in LeadershipInfluencing Without AuthorityHow to be a High Impact IntrovertThe Experienced Manager Bootcamp (2 days)Presentation Skills for the Reluctant PresenterDealing with Difficult People and Unreasonable Behaviour at WorkPresenting With ImpactManaging Remote and Virtual TeamsCourageous ConversationsThe New Manager BootcampStep Up to LeadershipLearn the Habits of Effective Time ManagementThe Exceptional PAFinance For Non-Financial Managers (2 DAYS)Writing for ResultsPerformance Management is not BullyingNLP Techniques for Managing People How to Become an Expert FacilitatorConfidence to Succeed - Assertiveness for WomenSeriously Excellent Management: The Ultimate 3 day ProgrammeFast Track Digital MarketingCoaching Skills for ManagersManaging a Multi-Generational TeamEngaging Leadership - People Strategies that WorkBuilding your Resilience at WorkManaging Conduct, Discipline and Grievances at WorkDirector Refresh and Reboot! (2 days)