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Make Impact 2

FREE LONDON ONE-DAY WORKSHOP
Saturday, September 24

Get better results through improved communication

THE VENUE
The National Union of Journalists, 308-312 Gray's Inn Rd, London WC1X 8DP

THE DATE
Sept 24, 2011
Arrive between 10.00-10.20am for registration
Sessions run from 10.30am to 4pm.

THE SESSIONS
The ability to present yourself and your ideas to several different audiences/clients through clear, regular and varied communication will help to ensure that you maintain productive working relationships in the long term as well as secure new work.

This interactive workshop will help you improve your communication skills and confidence levels as well as help you decide what type of communication is appropriate and when.

It will also help you develop a clearer focus on the talents and skills that you’ve got to offer and how to put them across in the best possible light.

Learn through practise
There will be several practical and enjoyable exercises and role plays for you to participate in throughout the day at every opportunity.

SESSION 1
10.30am – 1.00pm
Tutors: Frances Dredge and Miranda Gavin
COMMUNICATION METHODS THAT MAKE IMPACT
If you’re relying heavily on one form of communication (e.g., email), this session will help you to re-think your strategy to achieve better results. This session will include teaching and role play in:
• Communication methods: what works best, when and why
• Planning your objectives: make impact on every occasion
• Developing key messages: what makes you so special?
• Assessing your target audience: tuning in to your clients’ needs
• Targeting your key messages to different audiences: what’s in it for them?
• Taking action: agreeing on what to do next and doing it
• Taking the initiative: follow up and follow through.

LUNCH
1pm – 2pm
You’ll get the chance to network with peers and seek further information and advice over lunch (served free of charge).

SESSION 2
Session 2: 2.00-4.00pm
Tutors and contributors: Kate Willoughby, Alyn Gwyndaf, Frances Dredge and Miranda Gavin
FACE-TO-FACE COMMUNICATION
Whether at a formal interview or informal gathering, meeting people can be the best way to make a great (or terrible) impression. As such opportunities are usually few and far between, it’s crucial to make the most of them through both what you say and the way that you say it. This session will include teaching and role play in:
• Creating empathy: tuning in to your audience and getting them to feel good about you
• Using positive body language: non-verbal communication that works
• Conveying your key messages in any situation: you don’t have to be an aggressive sales person to get people interested in what you do.

For information on the tutors, please see the FEU training website (dev.feutraining.com)

TO BOOK
To book a place on this one-day workshop, email katew@feutraining.org by Sept 7.

You must provide the following information in your email for your application to be accepted:
• Your name/s
• Which union you are a member of
• Union membership number
• Email and phone contact
Places will be allocated after the Sept 7 deadline. You will be informed if you have a place in the week after this.

WHO’S AN FEU TRAINING MEMBER?
The National Union of Journalists, Equity, the Musicians’ Union and the Writers’ Guild are working together in this instance under the banner of ‘The Federation of Entertainment Unions’. This enables us to maximize resources to deliver skills development opportunities common to our multi-union members.

It’s free to join the FEU Training website and there’s a variety of advice and information available to members.
FEU Training (dev.feutraining.org)
Tel: 07784 398 160
Email: info@feutraining.org

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