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Courses that make a difference

Time spent in training and development is too valuable to waste. You should be getting great design, up-to-the-minute content, and methods that suit all your learners. Our courses are participative, practical and life-changing.

Designing and facilitating events

Great meetings, workshops or conferences rarely happen by accident. We’ll help you design a session that will deliver the outcomes you want. And if you need a credible, witty and experienced host on the day, we can provide that too. 

Keynotes and workshops

If you want your conference or meeting to get participants excited and engaged, allow us to present. Your audience will learn inspiring and practical take-aways to build on their strengths as leaders and valuable team-players.

 

Online Course: Make a Better Living

 

Are you looking to turn your improvisation skills into a professional future? Do you have a clear strategy for doing this?

Our online course will take you through: what clients want from training, how to charge, and how to market your workshops. You’ll learn how to monetise your improvisation skills, and develop from hobby, to professional practice, to lifestyle.  

Bringing out the best in you and your teams

Benefit from our experience in world-class organisations, using sophisticated story-telling techniques and brain-friendly learning methods in collaborative projects that will bring out the best in you and your teams.

If you want to:

  • Raise the quality and impact of communication skills in your organisation
  • Develop leaders who articulate and share a compelling, strategic vision
  • Enhance the performance of teams and individuals
  • Sustain improvements throughout your organisation

Grow:

  • Increase your confidence and creativity
  • Expand your business by clearly communicating your vision
  • Learn to take risks and how to react to setbacks
  • Benefit from our experience in getting results in world-class organisations
  • We use flipped learning and applied improvisation in high-value, collaborative projects that will bring out the best in you and your teams

We’ll help you to:

  • Increase your confidence and creativity
  • Expand your business by clearly communicating your vision
  • Learn to take risks and respond resiliently to setbacks

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What are we thinking – blog posts

A good way to finish an online call – Virtual Facilitation #10

A good way to finish an online call – Virtual Facilitation #10

What’s a good way to finish an online call and ensure that you end with a continued (or increased) sense of engagement, and bring a feeling of completion? This is my adaptation of an activity I learned at a recent gathering of Oxford University alumni. “We’re all familiar with emojis? Yes! Well these are Humojis! “Everyone lean out of view of...
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Why turn-taking is so important online – Virtual Facilitation #9

Why turn-taking is so important online – Virtual Facilitation #9

Turn-taking was and is a prominent part of a meeting, whether off-line or online. When we used to meet face to face in the same rooms with each other, we all knew whose turn it was. It was always the turn of the next most confident or senior speaker – unless the meeting was facilitated to allow others to step in as part of the process. Establishing a talking order is...
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Include quick warmups – Virtual Facilitation #8

Include quick warmups – Virtual Facilitation #8

Why should you include quick warmups at the start of online calls? 1 They help familiarise everyone with the technology. Then it’s less likely that people will feel excluded or marginalised. For example, here’s a simple warmup which works well with larger groups... If the technology allows it, invite participants to change what shows on their name line by...
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