Communication skills

Many people find writing reports for senior management, management boards, local government etc challenging.

They write too much, go into far too much technical detail, are too subjective and/or use language that is too specialist and complicated. I can show you how to plan your structure and content and write in a clear, simple, impactful way.

  • Written briefing
  • Report writing
  • Presentations
  • Writing to persuade
  • Minutes of meetings

Some of those I have helped:

  • The Council of the European Union: training Political Advisers in the General Secretariat on Political Thinking, Writing Effective Political Briefings and Delivering Oral Briefing;
  • European Space Agency: A programme on Writing to Persuade for top management and rocket scientists;
  • Air Safety Support International: A workshop for top management on communications strategy;
  • Kings College London: Training on Written and Oral Briefing Skills for senior academics and staff in the international team;
  • DBRS: Workshops on Writing For Impact for senior financial writers in a global credit ratings agency;
  • Avon and Somerset Police: A series of workshops for senior police officers and support staff to help them brief their Police and Crime Commissioner more effectively;
  • Sheffield Fire and Rescue Service: Workshops for senior officers on effective briefing skills;
  • The Royal Society: A tailored workshop for the science policy team on improving meeting and note-taking skills.

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