Thinking on the Spot

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

DateVenuePrice
Thu 02 Jul 2020 9:30am - 4:30pm Manchester
Malmaison ManchesterAddress

  1-3 Piccadilly, Manchester M1 1LZ

Luxury city centre hotel, 3 minute walk from Manchester Piccadilly train station.

Directions from Piccadilly station:

Leave the station via the front entrance and follow the ramp down. It is a straight walk down to the hotel which is situated on the left hand side of the road attached to the Smoak restaurant.

Car parking: the nearest car park is Piccadilly Gardens NCP on Chatham Street and is located a two minute walk from the hotel.  The hotel offers a 15% discount on car parking at the NCP Piccadilly Gardens.

Please note that the postcode to use on a sat nav is M1 3AY.

£560.00*
Wed 23 Sep 2020 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.

NCP provide the opportunity to arrange parking in advance - please see here.

Hotels

The closest hotels are:

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

Malmaison (4 minute walk)

Rookery Hotel (5 minute walk)

£560.00*

*Two delegates £510.00 per delegate.
All prices are exclusive of V.A.T.

Rated by 15 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). 

DateVenuePrice
Thu 02 Jul 2020 9:30am - 4:30pm Manchester
Malmaison ManchesterAddress

  1-3 Piccadilly, Manchester M1 1LZ

Luxury city centre hotel, 3 minute walk from Manchester Piccadilly train station.

Directions from Piccadilly station:

Leave the station via the front entrance and follow the ramp down. It is a straight walk down to the hotel which is situated on the left hand side of the road attached to the Smoak restaurant.

Car parking: the nearest car park is Piccadilly Gardens NCP on Chatham Street and is located a two minute walk from the hotel.  The hotel offers a 15% discount on car parking at the NCP Piccadilly Gardens.

Please note that the postcode to use on a sat nav is M1 3AY.

£560.00*
Wed 23 Sep 2020 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.

NCP provide the opportunity to arrange parking in advance - please see here.

Hotels

The closest hotels are:

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

Malmaison (4 minute walk)

Rookery Hotel (5 minute walk)

£560.00*

*Two delegates £510.00 per delegate.
All prices are exclusive of V.A.T.

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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'.

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

I really enjoyed it and it's take home value. It will make a big difference at work and with presentations in the future.

Head of Digital

Loved it. Excellent presenter, he is genuinely knowledgeable and energetic. This is a must, it is all very logical stuff but it's having the time to sit down and think.

Head of Sales

Great! Very informative, lots to think about and remember. Plenty of stuff that will help in my job, where I need to network and do presentation. This is more than just thinking on the spot. It is worth it if you need to talk to people on a daily basis.

Electrical Engineer

The course was brilliant and I learned some really good and inspiring tips. Excellent and not to be missed this was engaging and interesting.

Councillor, Blackpool Council

I really enjoyed it and it's take home value. It will make a big difference at work and with presentations in the future.

Head of Digital

Loved it. Excellent presenter, he is genuinely knowledgeable and energetic. This is a must, it is all very logical stuff but it's having the time to sit down and think.

Head of Sales

Great! Very informative, lots to think about and remember. Plenty of stuff that will help in my job, where I need to network and do presentation. This is more than just thinking on the spot. It is worth it if you need to talk to people on a daily basis.

Electrical Engineer

The course was brilliant and I learned some really good and inspiring tips. Excellent and not to be missed this was engaging and interesting.

Councillor, Blackpool Council

It was helpful and gave me food for thought. It has helped me look at how I can improve my impact on the audience I am talking to. This course will help you to identify the areas where you need improvements.

Directorate Manager, NHS Trust

Well presented and fun. It give you strategies you will use and is confidence building.

MD, Lifting Gear

Very useful tips for networking and speaking in public.

Consultant , Royal Liverpool Hospital

Excellent. Lots of practical tips to improvise at difficult moments. How to handle awkward questions and take on any given topic.

Clinical Director, Teaching Hospital

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.

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