"Lovely to hear from you!
Thanks for checking in. This is very timely, as I had my first big presentation since the communication course yesterday.
I made a real effort to try and breath normally, take reasonable pauses and project confidence.
From my side, it felt good (I actually almost enjoyed the experience).
I've received some positive feedback from my colleagues, and have asked my boss for more detailed feedback later today.
I found the course incredibly helpful for practising new communication techniques. It's all well and good to understand the theory of communication - but the hard bit is really in putting the theory into practice.
For example, the exercises on giving feedback were incredibly helpful.
Specifically, it helped me realise that less is more.
If you try and sugar coat your message in too much explanation, you can lose the power of that message.
Overall, this was an invaluable course for me. I hope that 2-3 key lessons will stick with me for years to come, and become imbedded in the way I communicate.
As a testament to how valuable I found the course, I have already recommended the course to a friend."