Public workshops

 

Communicating with Influence for Women

 

 Edmonton, May 31
Supporting Edmonton Glenora Rotary

Calgary, June 8th
Supporting the Women In Need Society


One-day workshops

 

 

PRESENTING
WITH INFLUENCE

 

WRITING
WITH INFLUENCE

 
 
 

COMMUNICATING
WITH INFLUENCE FOR WOMEN

 

Half-day workshops

 

 

Writing Effective Emails

 

Leading Effective Meetings

 
 
 

Connecting Through Listening

 

Presenting with Influence For Executives

 

Coaching programs

 
This is, without a doubt, the most useful management course I’ve ever taken. I would not hesitate to recommend this workshop to any organization seeking to improve effectiveness.
— Senior Project Manager

Presenting your ideas effectively is a skill that is highly valued in the corporate world.  

 

Presenting is a true management discipline based in science. It is not an innate talent, but rather an acquired skill that can be learned and mastered. In this highly interactive session you will discover how an innovative scientific approach to communication will help you to consistently engage diverse audiences and achieve results every time you speak.

Presenting with Influence™ is a one-day workshop for professionals who present in meetings, on conference calls or in high-profile scenarios. Using neuroscience, you will see that there is an incredibly simple way to deliver the right information at exactly the right moment to engage each member of your audience.

The session will also address long-standing myths about non-verbal communication. For decades, it has been claimed that over 90% of communication is non-verbal – this data is completely false and has resulted in an emphasis on awkward, inauthentic body language. Drawing on the latest research, you will learn exactly what your audience needs from you when you present – and how to implement it immediately. To prove the effectiveness of this approach, examples and video feedback will help you to make minor changes to your delivery style that will dramatically increase your power and presence.

 

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand exactly what your audience needs from you.
  • Learn how to speak clearly and concisely in every situation.
  • How to think visually to increase engagement.
  • Techniques for developing an authentic, engaging delivery style.
  • How to use vocal expression, pace and volume to connect with your audience.

 


RECOMMENDED FOR

Leaders

 

DURATION

7.5 hours

 

GROUP SIZE

Up to 25 participants

 

Accredited by the Human Resources Institute of Alberta for 5.5 CPD hours


 
 
By far this was the most useful training I have had in business - a must for all leaders!
— Project Procurement Manager

An otherwise talented person who doesn't write well works at a disadvantage. 

 

At all levels of an organization, ideas, strategies and key decisions are conveyed through written communication. The ability to write emails, reports and online content in a way that engages diverse audiences and inspires action is a critical business skill.

Writing with Influence® is a one-day workshop that shows participants how to efficiently plan and produce clear, concise, compelling deliverables every time they write.

Throughout this highly interactive session participants work on actual company documents and receive feedback and guidance on their writing. Participants are introduced to an innovative neuroscience-based methodology and are provided with practical tools for continuous improvement and sustained learning.

 

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand how different readers process written information.
  • Get to the point quickly in emails, memos, letters and reports.
  • Structure documents to secure commitment from key stakeholders.
  • Use simple, powerful language to engage readers.
  • Recognize the importance of tone in formal and informal writing.
  • Develop a consistent, persuasive writing style.

 


RECOMMENDED FOR

Leaders

 

DURATION

7.5 hours

 

GROUP SIZE

Up to 25 participants

 

Accredited by the Human Resources Institute of Alberta for 5.5 CPD hours


 
 
Writing with Influence is a registered trademark of Jeffrey Strategic Inc.
 
Leaving this course, I feel very empowered and excited. As an analytical/structural thinker, I am now relieved to know that there is a proven structure to communication. It’s a “formula” I’ve been looking for for many years.
— Program Manager

In this one-day workshop you will discuss the unique communication challenges faced by women in complex corporate environments - and you will learn specific techniques so that we can change the numbers.

You will learn about the link between communication styles and confidence and how you can speak in a way that consistently engages diverse audiences. You will learn how to increase your power and presence without changing who you are - even in the most challenging scenarios. 

You will have the opportunity to practice and refine your communication style in small group settings and will receive guidance and feedback from facilitator Jan Nighswander. Jan is an executive with over thirty years of experience in corporate human resources and is passionate about helping professional women to communicate effectively and authentically.  

 

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the common communication challenges that women experience.
  • Learn the neuroscience behind confident, engaging communication.
  • Develop the ideal structure for meetings and important conversations.
  • Speak clearly and concisely in every situation.
  • Understand the impact of minimizing and self-deprecating language.
  • Use vocal pace and expression to increase your power and presence.

 


RECOMMENDED FOR

Women in leadership and professional roles

 

DURATION

7.5 hours

 

GROUP SIZE

 Up to 25 participants


 
 
The biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it has been accomplished.
— George Bernard Shaw

In this highly interactive workshop you will learn why emails are often misinterpreted or misunderstood. You will be introduced to an innovative neuroscience-based methodology to show you how different readers process your emails - and you will learn how to write clear, concise, compelling emails in less time.  

You will be given tools and techniques to develop a consistent writing style that uses simple, powerful language to engage your readers. Throughout the workshop you will study samples, work on your own emails, and receive individual feedback and guidance on your writing.  

 

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand how different readers process your emails.
  • Recognize the importance of tone in emails.
  • Get to the point quickly in emails to get results.
  • Learn how to stay concise every time without being abrupt.
  • Use simple, powerful language to engage readers.
  • Develop a consistent, persuasive writing style.

 


RECOMMENDED FOR

Professionals

 

DURATION

3.5 hours

 

Group sizE

Up to 30 participants


 
 

On average, business professionals attend over 60 meetings per month and believe that 50% of the time spent in meetings is unproductive. 

 

Meetings fill an increasing number of hours in your workday, and yet they are often frustrating and unproductive. Meetings can be extremely valuable as a form of collaborative communication - but only if we take a different approach.

In this highly interactive workshop led by communication expert Gregor Jeffrey you will learn an innovative approach to leading efficient, engaging, inclusive meetings that get results.  

There's more to a successful meeting than an agenda and a list of actions. Leading successful meetings begins with understanding exactly what people need to be engaged and included. We all process information differently and over a third of the population are introverted - meaning that for many of us, traditional meeting structures are highly ineffective or even uncomfortable. To achieve true collaboration you must incorporate all thinking types and communication preferences every time you meet. 

You will learn the perfect structure for the three types of meetings, how to stay on time and on track and how to lead your meeting toward a successful conclusion. You will learn exactly how many people you should invite and tips and techniques for getting the best input from meeting participants. Using science and the latest research on human behaviour you will learn how to make your meetings more productive, more interesting, more inclusive - and shorter! 

 


RECOMMENDED FOR

Leaders

 

DURATION

3.5 hours

 

Group sizE

Up to 30 participants


 
 
Thank you for a very informative course that intrinsically consists of self-reflection both personally and professionally. Listening is a lifelong skill that I will continue to develop.

This will be life-changing.
— QA Supervisor

Listening is the most fundamental component of interpersonal communication skills - and for many of us, it’s the most challenging.  

 

How you listen has a major impact on your effectiveness in your role and on your ability to successfully build relationships with your team, your peers and your leaders.

In this highly interactive workshop you will learn advanced listening techniques to connect with diverse audiences - even in the most challenging communication scenarios.

You will learn that true listening requires conscious effort and a willful override of your brain’s preferred mode of operation.  You will have the opportunity to practice and refine your listening skills in small group settings and will receive guidance and detailed feedback.

 

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand listening as a non-passive process.
  • Learn how to create an environment that encourages communication.
  • Sustain interest and mental focus even in challenging environments.
  • Gain key information through active listening.
  • Use listening to build valuable relationships.

 


RECOMMENDED FOR

Leaders and professionals

 

DURATION

3.5 hours

 

Group sizE

Up to 30 participants

 

Rating


 
 
Exceptional in content and purpose. I truly believe that the presentation training will enhance my effectiveness.
Gregor Jeffrey is an outstanding facilitator who I would not hesitate to recommend to other groups.
— Vice President

 

97% of senior leaders surveyed across North America view presenting well as critical to business success - and 96% want to get better at it.

 

 

Discover the real issues with your presentations

The key to performance improvement is accurately identifying the issues – however, a survey of senior leaders across North America shows that most executives are focusing on the wrong issues in their presentations. In this workshop you will discover what the real issues are and how you can immediately address them.

 

Understand exactly what your audience needs from you

Each member of your audience processes information and makes decisions in very different ways. Using brain research and cognitive psychology, this workshop will introduce new ways of understanding how your audience thinks and what they need from you every time you speak.  

 

Spend less time preparing your presentations

Executives who spend most of their presenting time influencing business strategy work 12 hours longer per week on average and dedicate over 20% of their work hours to presentations. This workshop will help you increase your productivity by eliminating unnecessary presentations and by ensuring that your critical presentations are more effective and efficient.

 

Increase your power and presence

Even the most interesting content must be delivered in a way that engages all types of audiences. Through the use of group video recording you will see that making minor changes to your delivery style can substantially increase your ability to connect with your audience and inspire action.

 


RECOMMENDED FOR

Executives

 

DURATION

3.5 hours

 

GROUP SIZE

Up to 15 participants