Effective Communication Skills

Grab your audience’s attention and send out the right message! Learn everything essential in communications. Want to know how to construct a strong, impressive and resonant message in your working environments; both internally and externally?

This expert-led virtual course led by former BBC News Correspondent Simon Hall, explores how to compose a report with impact, learn the ability to adapt your information for stakeholders and public relations. Develop to be more accurate, precise and become a perfectionist in many forms of communicative material. From presentations, speeches to preparing your conclusions from a media aspect and both conventional and social. Learn all the tricks of the trade to make sure your messages are effective and successful.


Key features:

  • What is ‘the golden thread’ and why this is important to effective communications?
  • From planning and structuring your communications
  • Exploring the best practise, and get practical tips and insights from our trainer’s personal experience to develop effective messages
  • How to adapt your writing skills for different audiences and different mediums.

Who is this virtual course for:

This online virtual course is for those who writes reports, proposals, dialogues or works highly with general communications and desires to boost the power of their efforts in the best and efficient way. This training is applicable for those who want to develop these transferable skills in any sector.


Summary

Virtual
Training
Course
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Duration

10:00 - 16:00

Price

£395 + VAT

Location

Zoom or MS Teams

Dates

In-House Option

This course is available In-House and can be tailored to meet your individual training requirements.

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Lead Trainer

Simon Hall

Simon Hall

Simon Hall is a journalist with 25 years’ experience. Most of his career has been spent as a BBC News Correspondent, specialising in local government, politics, policing, legal, and home affairs reporting, working for television, radio and online.

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Simon Hall

Simon Hall

Simon Hall is a journalist with 25 years’ experience of covering some of the biggest stories Britain has seen. 

Most of his career has been spent as a BBC News Correspondent, specialising in local government, politics, policing, legal, and home affairs reporting, working for television, radio and online. 

He also writes freelance articles for magazines and newspapers. 

Simon has covered stories ranging from terrorist attacks to floods, fatal fires, serious crime, shipwrecks, cyber-attacks, the impact of austerity, and systemic organisational failures.

In recent years, he has also worked with council leaders, chief constables, chief executives, politicians, senior business people and chief fire officers to help with their handling of the media. 

As well as being a journalist, Simon is an author, teacher and public speaker. 

His novels - the tvdetective series - are about a television reporter who covers crimes and gets so involved in the cases he helps the police to solve them. Seven have been published. 

Simon has also contributed short stories to a range of magazines, written plays, and even a pantomime. 

Alongside his novels and stories, Simon is a tutor in creative writing, teaching at popular writers’ schools, on cruise ships and overseas. 

Simon has become sought after as a speaker, appearing at a variety of prestigious literary festivals.  His talks combine an insight into his writing work, along with some extraordinary anecdotes from the life of a television reporter.

Simon lectures at Cambridge and Exeter Universities on careers in the media, as well as giving talks about the industry at schools and colleges across Britain under the auspices of the Speakers for Schools charity.

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