NewDealing With Pressure

The phone is ringing, another email pings into your intray, your colleagues need this document, your boss wants that report, an important contact needs a meeting, and all ASAP, if not quicker.

But – as so many of us think so often – there’s only one of me.

Pressure is an ever present part of modern life.

But it can be managed and eased, and even used to your advantage, with a little thought, some planning and preparation, and a few tricks. 

In this highly interactive course, former BBC News Correspondent Simon Hall, who handled pressure every day, gives you insights, tips and tricks for dealing with deadlines, stress and demands, using scenarios ranging from a TV newsroom to Army Officer training.


Key features:

  • Identifying the causes of pressure
  • The pluses of pressure – if it’s well-managed
  • Recognising priorities
  • Internal and external pressure
  • Balancing work and personal life pressures
  • Managing expectations and dealing with demand, from both above and below.
  • The importance of clear thinking and effective communication in reducing pressure
  • The route to inner calm
  • Developing strategies for handling pressure

Designed for:

Anyone, at any level, who feels pressure at work and wants to manage it effectively. 


Learning Outcomes:

Participants will understand the many and varied causes of pressure, and how they can be managed and alleviated.

They will also learn how to use pressure in a positive way, to maximise their performance.

Participants will become aware of the need for prioritisation, both for themselves, their team and their organisation, and how that helps to ease pressure, along with the setting of reasonable goals and managing expectations.

The role of effective team building and clear communications in reducing pressure will also be important lessons from the course.

The overall impact will be to help enhance participants’ performance at work, relieve the tension in their personal and professional lives, and, in turn for their colleagues, and their working environment.

 

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Summary

Duration

10:00 - 17:00

Price

£595 + VAT

Location

St James’s Park, London

Dates

28 January 2019 Book

25 July 2019 Book

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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