All Communication Guru training programmes are further customised to address each training brief and the unique developmental needs raised. Quotes will be supplied once a comprehensive needs analysis has been obtained.
Below are some of our most popular courses. Hundreds of other customised programmes have been created and delivered over the last 23 years.
Our most popular courses:
We can create and customise training programmes for any communication topic. Below are some other programmes we have trained regularly over the last 23 years:
As English is the language of business and therefore communication in our corporate world, the ability to write and speak the language effectively is essential. The main aim of this programme is to give delegates the skills and confidence to write their business documents in English.
The programme is specifically designed to master the basics and rules of good writing, and to put them into practice. It will explore the complexities of e-mail and business writing, and samples of your writing will be assessed to pin-point personal writing faults.
Effective report writing is essential to many careers and roles, yet reports and high-level writing is something that many professionals battle with. Often those required to produce reports are self-taught and spend many hours wasting valuable time, not having the requisite know-how and as a result produce less than adequate reports.
This in-depth report and advanced writing skills workshop is designed to teach corporate writers the principles of great report writing. Aspects of strategic and effective reports and high-level writing are addressed. The workshop and exercises are designed around real report-writing scenarios that relate to learners’ needs.
- Grammar and punctuation need to have already been mastered. This is not an entry-level writing skills programme.
- Delegates must have had at least some experience of writing reports.
- Delegates ideally should have access to a laptop computer to bring and share their “sanitised” reports to enhance the learning process.
- Business Writing Skills assessment. This assessment is completed by delegates before the training to establish competency levels and to customise the programme.
You need to first be able to make a great first impression and sell your credibility before prospective clients may be ready to buy into your products or services. This requires confidence, excellent communication skills and 21st century Emotional Intelligence to build relationships and to sell in a more strategic and effective way.
Our customised sales programmes teach salespeople how to communicate more strategically and effectively so that they can build client relationships, close more deals and reach their targets. Self-confidence, selling with your voice, stress management, client service, target focus, and your deal-closing skills are all greatly enhanced.
Our approach to sales training goes deeper and wider than most other programmes available. We will teach you how to sell and influence at a subconscious level where results and agreements are assured.
Salespeople who have completed our programmes have a competitive edge in the market. Invest in your sales skills. Anyone can improve their sales ability. It’s the most important skill in any business.
Negotiation is the most challenging and complex form of business communication. To be a winning negotiator, phenomenal communication skills are essential. The expert negotiator needs to understand the complex psychology of the negotiating game and how to use heightened Emotional Intelligence to achieve their desired outcomes.
This master class teaches learners the fundamental negotiation communication techniques and builds the necessary self-confidence to achieve desired outcomes. Relevant role-plays from delegates’ work situations are used throughout the programme to ensure integration back in the particular negotiation situations.
Our approach to negotiation goes deeper and wider than most other programmes available. We will teach you how to negotiate and influence at a subconscious level where results and agreements are assured.
Your career and your company’s future may depend on your ability to handle the media. Like all other communication skills, media skills can be learnt. Our highly specialised media training ensures that learners have a thorough understanding of what this complex medium involves.
Delegates will be given the tools and skills needed to sell themselves effectively under the spotlight. Training is totally experiential so that learners get a chance to “feel” what they need to reproduce in front of the media. Recording equipment will be used to give unbiased feedback and simulated role-plays will give learners the necessary experience in different media situations.
The financial world is widely known for giving weak presentations … information overload, death by PowerPoint and boring monotonous speakers are just some of the complaints. Financial presentations need to be strategic, captivating and convincing in order to attract wealth and to close deals. This can only be achieved with great communication and presentation skills.
Our unique training service offers presentation skills assistance to professionals in the financial and investment world. It assists with marketing and presentation strategy, PowerPoint design and structure, winning presentation delivery, and how to close deals and attract business.
This customised programme analyses your team and its individual members. Our team analysis helps with role and function allocation, team members getting to understand one other, and with team cohesion. The team learns how each team member’s unique strengths should be leveraged to achieve team targets.
Strategic input is also given to establish team vision, values, and individual needs and expectations. The team also learns how to communicate and manage one another far more effectively. A team who has undergone such a programme is programmed for success!
John French helps many individuals, teams and organisations with the development of their vision, marketing and communication strategies. John has the experience and knowledge to strategically analyse both individuals and organisations, and see their potential. He then helps to develop a strategic plan to achieve and communicate the desired objectives. One such project in 2012 helped a client to close R5.5 billion deal.
Do you have a particular communication development need or challenge? John French has 23 years of experience in communication strategy and developing customised training solutions.
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