On your first morning, you will be welcomed by one of Impact Factory’s founding Directors, and members of our Home Team, who will help you settle in before the course begins.
Communicate with Impact Course Program
Day 1: The Dynamics of Communication and Gaining Self-Awareness
Day 2: Influencing Skills
Day 3: Delivering Difficult Messages and Managing Perception
Day 4: Presenting Skills Day
Day 5: Individual coaching sessions and bringing the whole week together
Each day will be punctuated with energisers designed to refresh and enliven your concentration and aid learning.
Everything we do is participative and interactive.
There will be work in pairs, small group work, games, processes and exercises designed to stimulate, challenge and develop people's knowledge and skills.
Day One - Communication is Key
To become an exceptional communicator you need to have an awareness of the impact you make.
We unpick the key elements of how communication works.
Then there’s a look at your communication style and what already works.
You will raise your awareness of how you make an impact.
We explore how to create clear, compelling messages.
Finally, you will be practising new skills and techniques that will make the impact you want.
Day Two - Influencing as an Exceptional Communicator
You will use the understanding and skills from Day One to become a better influencer.
Here you will step up your leadership skills and look at overt and covert influencing.
We explore how to influence when you have no direct authority.
We also look at understanding your key stakeholders and seeing things from other people’s points of view.
You will develop your ability to motivate and inspire others and gain buy-in.
Day Three - Conflict and Delivering Difficult Messages
Every great communicator has to be able to manage conflict effectively.
Here, we look at how to deliver tricky messages while maintaining positive relationships.
You’ll identify situations where your communication could have been better and how to address that.
You’ll get to practise a range of new techniques using Forum Theatre.
We look at how to move things forward using productive feedback.
Day Four - Presenting with Flair
A key factor of communication and leadership is being a dynamic and secure presenter.
You will gain an in-depth understanding of the arenas in which presenting takes place.
We explore what happens in front of an audience and how to manage your nerves.
We'll reinforce some of the principals of effective presentation, including:
- Making a presentation in under 30 seconds
- Putting across a clear message
- Using passion to present
- Structuring your presentation support material
You will develop your ability to engage with audiences and build your confidence.
Day Five - Individual Coaching and Putting It All Together
Each delegate will have an in-depth individual coaching session.
Working in small groups, you will consolidate the work of the week.
A Plan for Going Forward
As part of the wrap-up, we will re-visit each delegate’s Personal Communication Style - What do you now know works for you?
You will finalise a Plan of Action to take the work of the course back into your workplace.
You will be issued with relevant hand-outs to remind you of the Communication with Impact Coursework, including our memorable visual cue cards.
You will also have access to a personalised post course web page, giving access to the extensive material and imagery of the week.
Communicate with Impact is CPDSO Accredited and you will receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of the program.