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Highly engaging training courses

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Training courses to suit your needs

Michael Westland-Rose Training based in Guildford delivers a range of highly engaging training courses in the surrounding area including London, across the whole of the UK and worldwide. The courses listed purely represent Michael’s main core subjects. He also delivers a variety of related sub-topics such as; assertiveness, confidence building, personal impact, virtual meetings, sales pitches time management, effective business writing, effective slide design. Michael also has a network of associates to help with other subject areas, please get in touch with Michael to discuss a bespoke programme.

> Public Speaking

> Presentation Skills 

> Training For (Digital) Trainers 

> Effective (Virtual) Team Building

> Media Awareness and Handling Media Interviews

> High Impact Communication For Leaders

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Public Speaking

Keynote speeches and conference speeches

(Face to face or virtual programme options)

The key to a great public speech is in using a myriad of failsafe ways to engage people, combined with professional stagecraft skills that make best use of the setting. This training can be adapted to help all aspects from creation of the speech right through to the delivery. For groups of up to eight people or individual one on one coaching.

Trainees learn how to:

- create and prepare a great speech

- structure the speech to gain maximum attention

- open and close the speech effectively

- maintain audience engagement throughout

- make the most of personal delivery skills

- utilise effective stage-craft techniques

- manage questions effectively (public or media)

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Presentation Skills

(Face to face or virtual)

Let's face it, a reputation can be made or broken based on how well a presentation goes. The digital age we live can add even greater challenges as a growing number of presentations are streamed or recorded for people to access on-line. This training can be adapted to develop skills for both face to face or online presentations.  


Trainees learn how to:

- prepare a powerful presentation

- structure a presentation for maximum attention

- open and close the with utmost impact

- maintain audience engagement throughout

- personal delivery and stage-craft skills

- present compelling and influential information

- manage difficult questions effectively

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Training For (Digital) Trainers

People who are selected to teach others are chosen for their knowledge. The unfortunate truth is that great knowledge doesn’t always transpire into great training ability. Teaching sessions loaded with too many complex slides and pitched incorrectly can produce very limited learning! This programme looks at how to ensure the knowledge in the trainers brain is properly transferred into the brains of the learners, either face to face or via virtual training. 


Trainees learn how to:

- plan and prepare effective face to face or virtual training

- analyse learning styles and adapt the training

- pitch the training around how people learn best

- create an interactive, engaging and participative approach

- maintain trainees engagement 

- ensure the learning is memorable

- utilise personal delivery techniques

- use questions to assess that objectives are met

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Effective (Virtual) Team Building

This special programme, originally created for the UK Civil Service in partnership with KPMG, helps anyone involved in creating, leading and managing teams. The contents can be tailored to suit all environments to include tips for office based, home based or dispersed teams. Additionally the programme has many options of delivery such as face to face, live virtual training and task or fun exercise based. 


Trainees learn how to:

- apply key considerations for creating effective teams

- enhance team dynamics creating well balanced and holistic teams

- assess current team strengths and areas for development

- understand common challenges and ways to overcome them

- develop own leadership or managerial skills and qualities

- develop, engage and motivate teams and individuals 

- develop confidence in team members where required

- create a game plan for future growth of the team(s)

- handle difficult conversations to create positive outcomes

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Media Awareness

& Handling Media Interviews

A situation that causes enough people to comment on social networks can cause traditional media to pay attention too. This means that any organisation can receive unexpected media attention at any time. The only way to be ready for such an event is to pro-actively prepare. This training can be designed to suit exact requirements and delivered face to face or virtually. 

Trainees learn how to:

- proactively plan for unexpected media attention

- avoid pitfalls when media contact occurs 

- use media to positive effect

- handle press, radio, TV or internet interviews 

- pitch messages for the target audience 

- utilise questions to communicate key messages 

- handle difficult questions effectively

- make a positive personal impression

- build good relations with media professionals

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High Impact Communication For Leaders

The internet provides enormous amounts of information about leadership principals, key qualities and ways to be a great leader. However, this training focuses on one of the most essential core skills of good leadership - communication. Our ever more unpredictable and complex world requires leaders to share information with quick, strong, clear and precise communication - face to face, online and written word. 


Trainees learn how to:

- maximise clarity in all communications

- manage complex information to create brief messages

- deliver persuasive and influential communications

- manage meetings to produce clear outcomes

- manage attitudes during difficult conversations

- manage responses to ensure positive outcomes

- produce clear and influential business writing


…. and trainees discover how to apply the above to: 

- presentations, webinars and webcasts

- letters, emails, reports and proposals

- meetings, performance reviews and interviews


NB - An adapted version of this programme focuses on personal impact and influencing skills. Details can be provided on request.

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The difference that makes the difference

A note from Michael:

My promise to you is that all training is designed to your specific requirements whilst also catering for every trainees personal objectives. 


When I worked as an actor I always found the best directors were the ones that brought out the best of each performers' strengths, enabling them to shine in their own right. I have always applied this principle to my training and found it really does make a difference - creating over 25 years of successful results for an international portfolio of clients.


I achieve this by keeping purely to my specialist subject areas and working with small groups of up to eight people - or providing one to one coaching. I use and teach a variety of skills I learnt as an actor and business owner, and my approach is always positive, interactive and highly practical - offering plenty of practice to bring out individual strengths and talents.



Fees can be adapted to match your project requirements and your budget. As a rough guide, one to one coaching usually starts at around £390 per day and £790 per day for group training. I can also quote for half day events, virtual and bitesize learning - just ask and I will always try my best to help.


N.B. Fees for working as an associate with training providers vary and can be arranged on either an ongoing or flexible (project by project) basis.  


I look forward to hearing from you

Michael Westland-Rose

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Get in touch to discuss your requirements

Get in touch with Michael Westland-Rose Training based in Guildford for more information or to book training courses and live training in London, the UK or worldwide.

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