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For 18-28 year old Young Professionals

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Friday 20th July - The Lowry Hotel - 9:15am to 4:15pm

  • Speaking and Presentation Skills with Maggie Ford of Spring Rites Speaking Skills

    Maggie Ford was trained at RADA and spent many years as an actor working in theatre and television. She then concentrated on directing and did several episodes of East Enders and Doctors as well as writing and directing her own film and theatre productions. She has also taught and directed in several major drama schools. Her Speaking and Presentation Skills have led her to working with a wide variety of clients including Lincolnshire County Council Tourism, HSBC, major firms of solicitors and in the last 2 years, extensive work with graduates and PhD graduates at Manchester University.


    12.00 for Lunch and Networking - 13.15 to 15.15 for Maggie's Presentation

    This seminar will address the issues facing you when you have to deliver a presentation, attend a board meeting, an interview or a Networking event.

    What are the issues that get in the way of you being a brilliant speaker?

    When speaking publically, does Shelley's quote below apply to you?


    "I pant, I sink, I expire".


    In this seminar you will:

    • Learn to banish nervous tension with breathing techniques
    • Develop awareness and understanding of your body language
    • Explore how physical tensions affect your voice - and your presenting ability
    • Learn how to present with confidence, clarity and passion.
    • Understand the importance of articulation and pronunciation
    • Develop techniques to speak fluently with passion and conviction.

    Testimonials for Maggie Ford

    "Your session is always in my thoughts as it's the best workshop I've been to for many, many years!"

    Leigh Fowkes - Lecturer - Derby University

    "Many thanks for a wonderful day. You really have given me confidence to speak more in public. I thought the training was amazing (and a giggle at times). Many thanks once again."

    Madeleine Monaghan - Councillor - Manchester City Council

    "The story telling has really helped in bringing presentations to life, something which I've already coached colleagues on when assisting with their presentations. This training has been quite different from previous presentation training; I would categorise it as addressing a 'Root Cause' to borrow a risk term."

    Name Withheld - Manager of an IT Team for a Multi-national Company

    "I simply cannot recommend Maggie enough. The sessions I have had with her have been invaluable. Over the years, Maggie has taken me from a new Solicitor about to speak at a conference for the first time to a regular speaker to professional groups at a national level. The feedback I have had from those professionals also reflects Maggie's truly brilliant coaching."

    Lynne Bradey - Wrigleys Solicitors

  • Telephone Skills And The Art Of The Proactive Call with Owen Richards of Air Marketing Group

    Owen is the Managing Director of Air Marketing Group and returned to the UK in 2015 to launch the business. Owen started his career as a tele-sales professional in Australia in the B2B space and quickly began managing a small team of 7, which he grew to almost 100 people between 2009-2015. Owen is a dynamic leader and coach, with a passionand flare for all things sales.


    12.00 for Lunch and Networking - 13.15 to 15.15 for Owen's Presentation

    Owen will help you gain confidence when making pro-active calls, whether it be to existing clients, lapsed clients or new prospects. He will cover:

    • Tone of voice and approach
    • Sales strategies
    • Data management
    • The follow up
    • Scripting
    • Building trust and rapport

    Testimonials for Owen Richards

    "Owen is an outstanding people leader and a natural negotiator. I have had the pleasure of working with Owen over the past 2 and half years and together we have been able exponentially grow our business partnership. Owen delivers the value proposition for his business with confidence and stands up for his company and team. He has the ability to build trusted and genuine relationships and is an invaluable asset to any business."

    Katrina Davidson - Partnerships and Content Director - TLC Marketing

    "Owen has outstanding leadership skills, and he combines intelligence, passion and a desire to win with exceptional people management and sales skills"

    Richard Forrest - Leading Authority and Writer on Customer Service