Jayne’s courses are for anyone who wants to improve their communication/presentation skills, and learn the techniques to be able to perform to their very best ability (even those who are not naturally gifted). Unusually, rather than offering a one-size-fits-all approach, Jayne’s courses focus on the individual strengths and weaknesses of the participants and are tailored precisely to their objectives, whether they are looking for guidance for themselves or so that they can better support their spokespeople. The aim is to give them the confidence to be in control of media/presentation situations. These might include radio, TV, print/online interviews; conferences; webinars; panel discussions; Q&As; new business pitches.
Jayne’s sessions take the form of hands-on, interactive workshops built around realistic exercises; her approach is highly practical, based on 25 years in front of a camera, a microphone, an audience and, recently, a laptop screen. Because effective communication is a skill (rather than a gift), Jayne gives attendees a range of techniques, strategies and ideas which lead to immediate improvements. And all of this in a lively, constructive and supportive atmosphere with some fun along the way. While each course has a particular focus, there are topics which are covered in all sessions, including:
- Efficient preparation
- Message planning
- Structuring content for maximum impact
- Using memorable language
- Developing a personal ‘brand’
- Confidence – dispel the myths
- Rehearsal techniques
- Performance tips
- Dealing with nerves
- Being in control
- Dealing with challenge
Post course support
Jayne provides an 18-month programme of post-training support to all attendees, to encourage their on-going engagement and commitment. This involves email communication to check on progress; sharing examples (articles, clips) of good/bad practice, and a series of 10 podcasts, sent at 6-weekly intervals. Attendees are thus able to consolidate and develop what was learned in the training room.