90 minute, half & full day workshops

The Power of Language
Training Courses

Little things make a big difference - and that's particularly true of the language we use. These training courses will reveal all...

Two people may meet, both wanting a successful outcome; but somehow, that isn't achieved, and neither party knows why. The reason is often to do with how they communicated with each other, creating an unintentionally negative working relationship...

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The Power of Language Workshop Content

Micro language, micro behaviours

We cannot not communicate, and much of what we say or do - how we talk and behave - is unconscious, automatic. Yet how we communicate verbally, and through tone and body language - including the specific words we choose - can make the difference between creating a positive or negative impact.

Key choices

In any interaction there are choices to be made, between what we say and how we say it. We will cover the most important choices in these courses, including: - questions or statements? - active or passive? - direct or indirect? - visual, auditory or kinaesthetic?

Interpersonal skills

The key skills and techniques that show you are, and have been, listening, ensure you ask appropriate questions, use words and body language to establish rapport, and acknowledge and value the other person will all be developed on these courses.


If you live in the UK your currency of choice would typically be pounds sterling. If you went to France for a holiday, you'd probably take the host's currency - Euros. The idea of relevant currencies is really helpful as a communication tool. If we take currency to mean our preferred way of communicating, then we each hove our own preferences, but that may not be the currency preference of those we are working with. These courses will take you through the top ten currencies most people relate to, and how to use them effectively. You will be able to use our questionnaire to assess your own currency preference.

Common pitfalls, and how to avoid them

The 8 most common pitfalls - including qualifiers, redundancies and nominalisations - and how to recognise then avoid them...

Who is powerful language training for?

Our power of language workshops are ideal for anyone who wants to examine in more detail how verbal language and tone, and body language, can help or harm both effective communication, and a working relationship. They are particularly relevant for anyone who wants to:

 - learning outcome Know, in personal communication, which 'little things' make the biggest difference, and why.
 - learning outcome Harness the power of language to enhance interpersonal communication skills.
 - learning outcome Understand currencies and recognise currency preferences in self and others.
 - learning outcome Recognise then avoid the most common language pitfalls.

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The Power of Language Workshop Activities

The short course clearly demonstrates, through several examples, how, in personal communication terms, little things make a big difference. The half day course builds on this groundwork, and takes a deeper look at inter-personal skills, currencies, and the most common pitfalls. (Participants will be encouraged to bring in any written work of theirs, to see if there is clear evidence of any currency preferences or pitfalls.) On the full day course, participants will have the opportunity to write or run a conversation, both of which will provide opportunities to test and develop the morning's learning.

Never 'death by powerpoint'

We always provide a variety of learning approaches in each of our workshops.

Each workshop typically includes learning input from the trainer, supported by a range of mixed media, interactive elements, discussion and group work. Most workshops also include case work and practical skill-development activities to apply the learning, with more time dedicated to this in the longer courses.

'Want more?' resource pack

In addition to providing a copy of any slide deck, we always provide a ‘want more’ section, of curated resources including book summaries, podcasts, downloads and articles.

presentation (solo or group)
paired activities
solo activities
open discussion
core learning input
your ideas & suggestions
tools & templates
The course was over too quickly, and had definitely whetted my appetite. The ‘want more’ section was a brilliant additional support, allowing me to explore the topic further.

What are the benefits of powerful language training?

More awareness of what works, and what doesn't in terms of micro-communication
Ability to better match own communication to others' preferences
Better outcomes because of improved communication skills
Making better decisions about words, tone and body language

The Power Of Language Frequently Asked Quesitons

Can thinking about what and how to communicate seem false and reduce spontaneity?

Yes...but it tends to be a short term, rather than a long term problem: if your ideal is to form good communication habits, then they will need more conscious effort to begin with - but they will become more natural over time. And you may want to consider whether the potential lack of spontaneity is worth a better overall outcome...

Will knowing about micro-communications make me more frustrated with unskilled communicators?

That is up to you. It might, but it also could make you more tolerant - and reinforce your commitment to continue to invest in good communication skills and techniques.

I think I'm a good communicator - but what if I'm wrong?

Then take one of these courses. At the very least you'll be able to assess if you know or use any of the skills or techniques covered...

Which of these courses would it best for me to take?

That depends on your current knowledge, skill and commitment level. Quite simply, the more you want to learn and demonstrate the range of key skills and techniques, the more beneficial it will be to take the longer options.

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