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Effective Communication Skills CourseLiz Banks - Skillstudio

Hi there Im Liz Banks. Can you try and remember back to the last time you met someone you thought was a really good communicator.

Was it something about their voice? Their smile? The confidence they exuded? The way they stood maybe? Or was it a combination of all that and more?

And have you ever thought you'd really like to be able to communicate like that as well?

And that's where Skillstudio can help you. We are passionate about helping you maximise your impact in front of an audience.

Effective Communication Skills - our one day course

Effective Communication Skills is a one-day training course which will help you to express yourself more effectively, have more influence with your colleagues and appear more confident in front of others.

This is a highly practical and interactive course. You will be working both individually and in small groups on a variety of vocal and practical exercises, interactive discussions and role plays throughout the day.

Complete your communication skills course and see the results

You'll leave the workshop with your own personal development plan and a toolkit of techniques to turn that plan into action. You will also leave the workshop with a buzz and with a great sense of achievement. You will also be able to:-

  • Speak with more confidence and listen carefully to build rapport
  • Analyse and utilise body language to your advantage
  • Steer conversations and influence people
  • Have the confidence to make more of an impact on your audience.
  • Enhance your professionalism at work
  • ... and have had a fun time doing it

You'll find it a highly practical, enjoyable and very rewarding experience

Client Testimonials

"Great overall course. Learnt a great deal.”
National Housing Federation

"Extremely interactive – makes you think more in depth about how you react to people and them to you.”
Chemring Marine

"Good structure and practice sessions. Lots of opportunity to debate and discuss areas.”
RS Components

“I felt the course was very useful for my personal development especially in a professional sense. It made me realise there are lots of subtle ways to improve communication that I can work on.”

"Alison kept the workshop very interesting and has great energy that I found infectious. I have discovered myself and learnt new things and ideas. Thank you.”
City of Westminster

"Pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed the course – imagined it to be awkward and embarrassing but left feeling more confident and knowledgeable.”

"I attended the course to improve confidence and meeting techniques. Mike was an excellent trainer and has taught me things that I didn’t think I would be able to learn. I can now speak more clearly and monitor my own and others body language.”
Dry Ice UK

"It was practical, relevant to the workplace and the most enjoyable workshop ever attended. Would definitely recommend this course to colleagues.”
Williams Medical Supplies

"I have learnt important things about myself and I can implement these into my daily life”
London Borough of Southwark

... more testimonials

Your communication skills course outline


  • Getting to know the group
  • How do you see yourself?
  • What makes a good communicator?

Use your voice more effectively

  • Develop a greater awareness of your voice
  • How to speak more confidently
  • How to develop a more expressive tone of voice
  • Understand how the voice conveys meaning
  • How to use your voice to influence your listener

Generate confidence through body language

  • How to appear more approachable and confident
  • How to use the power of eye contact
  • How to be more in control of your body language

Present yourself successfully

  • How to create an immediate impression
  • Use voice and body language to your advantage
  • Give a short individual presentation with feedback

Styles of communication

  • Identify your preferred style of communicating
  • Become sensitive to other people's styles
  • How to enhance your message

Learn the power of effective listening

  • Understand the barriers to good listening
  • How to Listen effectively to build rapport
  • Questioning techniques to aid understanding

Review and action plan

  • Identify key personal strengths
  • Set targets for personal development
  • Workshop review

Your learning doesn't end when the course ends

During the workshop you'll receive a course manual that's full of practical tips and further information to help you consolidate what you've just gained from the course.

Each course comes with a FREE Followup Service by telephone or email . If you have any questions you'd like to ask about a forthcoming presentation simply email or call us and we'll do our best to help.

So we will continue to help you develop your communication skills even after the course has completed!

You'll have lots of time to practise and will learn a lot on the day

Client Testimonial

"...I found her training methods effective and innovative. The exercises were well thought out and gave a good chance for practice. I thoroughly enjoyed ... and learnt a lot from the event. I have been able to use the material learned in a practical way back at work. I would recommend this course and Skillstudio without reservation."

Head of Training, Health Protection Agency

... more testimonials

Public Workshop Schedule

Our public training courses take place throughout the year in London, Birmingham, Manchester & Glasgow. Our current schedule is now shown below.

To book a place on one of these courses just click on the appropriate course date and you'll be taken to our online booking page.

(If there are no course dates listed immediately above please click here.)

Want to take the next step and book your place?

Why not take the next step today and book your place on one of our public workshops.

Our one-day public courses are competitively priced at £397 + VAT (£476.40 including VAT) per delegate, which includes refreshments and a sandwich lunch on the day.
Liz Banks - Skillstudio

To book your place, simply click here and you'll be taken to our online booking system.

Alternatively, you can call us on +44 (0)8456 444 150 or Email us at and we can email you a booking form out to you in MS Word format.

You'll find the day an interactive and fun way of learning new skills

  • It's not really a course - its a workshop
  • It's highly interactive
  • You'll be taking part in lots of practical exercises
  • You'll develop new skills, not just learn the theory!

You'll also find it lively and fun as we specialise in the creative use of drama and other interactive techniques to maximise your learning potential.

And we will always provide you with a highly supportive learning environment.

You'll also find a really engaging and friendly environment

Client Testimonial

"The Effective Communications workshop was an engaging and interactive experience that provided pragmatic solutions and helped to build confidence ... quickly put all the delegates at ease and provided clear instruction with realistic and achievable goals."

Head of Membership & Client Service,
Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)

... more testimonials

You'll learn the skills by experiencing things yourself

With Skillstudio, you learn by experiencing things for yourself. Your trainer will help you to maximise your potential by drawing on what works for you and what you see working for the other participants during the workshop.

Interested in some in-company training?

Our in-company one-day course (anywhere in the UK) costs from just £1590 + VAT and expenses for up to 8 delegates.

Call us on +44 (0)8456 444 150 or email us at to check availability and to discuss things further.

And please remember, our in-house courses can be tailored to your specific requirements.

Like a copy of our Effective Communications course brochure?

You can download our course brochure in Adobe Acrobat format by clicking here.

If you havent got an Adobe Acrobat viewer on your system, you can get it (for free) by clicking here.

So if you want to have more personal impact and be able to ...

      We know we can help you:-

  • Speak with more confidence
  • Use body language to your advantage
  • Succeed at your next interview
  • Have more influence at work

Liz Banks - Skillstudio

So book your place today ...

To secure your place simply click here and you'll be taken to our online booking system.

Alternatively, call us on +44 (0)8456 444 150

or email us at:

Speak to you soon.

Got some further questions you'd like to ask before you decide?

We are more than happy to speak to you in person, answer any questions you might have and tell you more about the course. So if you want to discuss things with us please feel free to call us on +44 (0)8456 444 150 or email us at

Other Training Available from Skillstudio

First Presentation Skills Training for people who have little or no experience of presenting and who need to take the plunge in the near future.

Effective Presentation Skills Training for people with experience of presenting who want to improve their confidence and delivery skills and make more of an impact in front of their audience.

Advanced Presentation Skills Training for highly experienced presenters who want to fine tune their delivery style and speak with more power and conviction.

One to One Coaching in presentation skills; communication skills; interview technique, vocal skills, elocution and accent softening.


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