All leaders face high-stakes meetings where their personal communication style can make all the difference. In this session, expert coach and ex-BBC presenter Stephanie Hughes will share practical, tailored techniques to perform effectively in settings such as leadership interviews, board meetings or client pitches.
Limited to just 6 participants, this session is highly interactive and amongst the many areas we will cover will be:
- Confidence: specific techniques to increase your leadership presence;
- Content: shaping your arguments and being concise;
- Focus of attention: how to remain resilient in the face of on or offline distractractions;
- Handling Q&A: effective strategies for both delivering and receiving questions.
This Masterclass is delivered virtually. It uses full functionality to create a highly interactive and personalised experience, whilst trialling new techniques in the often more challenging online setting.
Stephanie was a presenter with the BBC for 18 years, communicating her insights and passions from the most intimate radio programmes to flag-waving international broadcasts. She brought her extensive experience to the world of corporate communications in 2005. Her clients range from Heads of Finance & Development to senior management in corporate finance, legal, engineering and architect/property firms.
Her learning and therefore her advice and courses don’t come from a book; they come from practical life experience.
For more information on Stephanie and her work, visit Stephanie Hughes Communication Skills Coaching.
The workshop will be led by former BBC presenter Stephanie Hughes.
The skills needed to come across with confidence, in whatever situation, are something that Stephanie has direct experience of, having presented for national TV and radio for nearly two decades and run her own communication skills company for over 15 years. Her methods don’t come from a textbook, but from real life. She also has specialist coaching skills in the area of dealing with stress/nerves and has a deep understanding or what is needed to keep a clear head and stay in control of meetings/interviews when “the heat is on”. She has several simple, clear exercises to help you stay confident and motivated even when the scenario is far from easy. For more information on Stephanie and her work, visit Stephanie Hughes Communication Skills Coaching.
Timings: 9.45am – 12.15pm
Capacity: Due to the highly interactive nature, this workshop is limited to 6 participants.
Stephanie offers attendees of the workshop the opportunity to have a further one-hour follow-up session. This hour session is offered at £300, discounted for attendees. Further information can be found here. (please contact the Women on Boards office if you would like to take up this offer).
Comments from past attendees:
“Stephanie was fantastic. She led the session with diplomacy, wit and honesty which put everyone at ease and allowed for all attendees to contribute effectively.”
“I left feeling energised, more confident, and ready to go out and try some new techniques.”
“Really useful and also good fun – the latter was definitely an added bonus which I hadn’t expected! I loved some of the techniques we practised … and found the group of 6 to be ideal as it was supportive but also good to see other people in action too. Overall I was delighted with the course and wished I’d done it 10 years ago!”
“Your tips and guidance really hit home for me and I came away feeling hopeful and energised, with a whole bunch of notes.”
“I have been at my organisation for three months now and today had to give a big presentation to the senior team. I went back over my notes from our session and prepared well, including mental prep. And it went so well, amazing feedback from some very different stakeholders. As I paid for the session myself, I can honestly say it was money very well spent, worth every penny.”