How to be a High Impact Introvert at Work

Practical tools to help you speak up, raise your profile in meetings and group situations and succeed at work as an introvert.
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Overview: Succeeding at work as an introvert

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 introvert preferences, so you can use them to your advantage in the workplace.

What you'll learn

On this practical and interactive one day programme, you will acquire techniques to help you navigate being an introvert in the workplace and situations that commonly cause you anxiety. You will learn:

  • How to create a confident impression when you introduce yourself
  • 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 opinions clearly to others
  • Advice for 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
  • Verbal and physical techniques for sounding and looking confident in public situations
  • Knowing your choices, building flexibility and being in control of your responses
  • Strategies for ‘cocktail party' type events
  • Seven simple techniques you can use to build a strong professional network

Who is it for?

This course about succeeding as an introvert at work will suit participants at all levels who:

  • Don't feel they do themselves justice in meetings or group situations
  • Have taken on a role that requires 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 need to raise their profile in order to improve their career prospects

Your facilitator

Shona Ward
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.

Feedback

This was the first development course on communication that I've been to that I've found genuinely useful. (A lot of other courses sometimes feel like hippie mindfulness courses instead and generally over-do things like voice/power posing). Shona's course actually has a lot of great takeaway's that are realistic for an introvert to actually go and apply in real life. It covers a wide array of areas - such as networking, meetings and even a bit on short speeches. Shona was also an excellent trainer, thank you!
Really Good - High Impact for Introverts
I took the High Impact for Introverts course with Shona. This was the first development course on communication that I've been to that I've found genuinely useful. (A lot of other courses sometimes feel like hippie mindfulness courses instead and generally over-do things like voice/power posing). Shona's course actually has a lot of great takeaway's that are realistic for an introvert to actually go and apply in real life. It covers a wide array of areas - such as networking, meetings and even a bit on short speeches. Shona was also an excellent trainer, thank you!
Transaction Analyst, British Business Bank
Very useful and practical, learning through doing rather than just theory. It is really worth doing!
Chief Financial Officer
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 Advisor, HM Treasury
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How to be a High Impact Introvert at Work
Online
11/03/22 9:30 - 16:00
£520.00
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