Leadership communication

Convenient

Face to face or online training to meet your needs and timescales.

Find

Our training will help you identify your communication style.

Confidence

Learn to communicate with confidence and clarity to all audiences.

Practical

Our courses are practical, demanding, fun and realistic.

Qualified

Courses delivered by qualified leadership coaches and current working journalists.

Leadership communication training

We all want to be led by those who inspire, motivate and empower.

People who can communicate their thoughts, business insights and personal vision. And who show empathy and provide reassurance when faced with challenges and change.

We want authentic leaders who are mindful of the needs of their audience.

Our leadership communication training will help your leaders develop their personal communication style, emotional intelligence and leadership skills.

Why leadership communication skills matter

Effective leadership, team development and communication tend to go hand in hand.

History shows the most revered leaders have been great communicators.

But there is a problem.

Not all leaders communicate effectively.

And effective communication is not as simple as it might sound.

A lack of confidence and feelings of vulnerability hinders some leaders. Others may lack subject matter knowledge.

The reverse can also be true – subject matter experts new to leadership roles. Some are undermined by a lack of proper preparation.

Additionally, the workplace brings together different audiences and a range of ways people like to communicate.

These challenges, if left unchecked, can lead to infrequent communication, mixed messages, the lack of a clear vision and poor engagement and motivation.

This can result in poor business performance results and high staff turnover.

But it is not all doom and gloom.

The good news is leadership communication skills, ability, and different communication styles can be developed.

You just need the right course and training team.

 

What are my leadership communication training options?

Our training is flexible. It can be held anywhere at any time - you don’t even need to leave home or work with our online course option.

And our courses work for individuals and groups.

This continues to be the most popular communications training option. We know people love the opportunity to test their skills in person.

We can hold face-to-face training at our studios, your offices or any hired room.

Wherever it takes place, your leaders can expect personal coaching, feedback and practical tools and ideas to inspire and enhance their skills.

Here's our guide to helping you choose the right location for your face-to-face training.

Our Zoom and Teams options allow delegates to access our training anywhere in the world.

And it has been an invaluable option during lockdowns. It allowed organisations to continue to train their people even though they could not meet face-to-face.

Its flexibility means it remains popular.

The sessions tend to be shorter, with more breaks and a greater focus on one-to-one coaching and feedback.

But they still include everything you would experience in our face-to-face training.

You can expect practical sessions that will build confidence and influence.

And your leaders will learn new techniques and ideas to help them reach their potential.

Our blended course option combines the best of our face-to-face training with the ease and convenience of online training.

During the first part of this training, you and your delegates will attend a ‘self-taught’ online course.

This will take you through all the communications theory and techniques you would learn with us in the classroom.

It will take about an hour and is ready when you are – but you need to complete it before the second part of the course.

And then your business leaders get to put what they have learnt to the test in a session with our expert tutors.


How will leadership communication training help me?

We have helped leaders from organisations of all sizes communicate more effectively, improve their self-awareness and strategic thinking, and enhance their management style.

Our training has included issues as diverse as:

  • Crisis management leadership communication, for example, announcing redundancies
  • Communicating cultural change, technological disruption and vision in dynamic ways
  • Learning how to communicate your message better and influence online
  • Improving one-to-one communication skills
  • Understanding how to give effective feedback
  • Honing thought leadership skills
  • Better preparation for parliamentary hearings, public inquiries and before regulatory bodies.

We help our delegates understand how different audiences respond to varying communication styles and guide leaders to become more naturally influential.

Delegates also learn to use their communication skills to build stronger working relationships, influence those around them, encourage meaningful collaboration, improve their performance and professional success and become more rounded leaders people want to follow.

A qualified leadership coach will lead your training.

Sometimes they will be supported by one of our current working journalist tutors.

We have been around for more than 40 years.

In that time, we have helped thousands of people hone their leadership and management style, communications skills, knowledge and confidence to handle a wide range of audiences.

Our sister company – The BCF Group – specialises in business coaching, leadership skills and interpersonal skills.

And we can pull on their expertise and skills to ensure your course covers everything you need. 

It is a good question.

But let’s be clear, we do not just use journalists to deliver our courses.

We tend to use them to support our qualified leadership coaches on some courses.

Journalists have good communication skills. And they can play a crucial role in helping leaders improve their communication ability.

They also have a unique ability to understand what makes audiences tick and how to grab and maintain their attention.

Their expertise covers voice coaching, delivering presentations, presenting online and in person, managing nerves, networking skills, increasing personal impact, developing ideas and messages, and communicating effectively.

Who better to help you find your own personal communication style?

Many of them also have extensive team leadership experience and have led busy newsdesks.

We will tailor your leadership communication skills course to your needs, requirements and personal development goals.

We will work with you to design a training course that matches your vision. And that helps your leadership team fulfil its communication potential.

Your course could include: 

  • What effective communication looks like
  • The barriers to good communication
  • How to enhance your communications in different situations
  • Identifying different communication styles and tailoring what you say to them
  • How to build trust and rapport with your target audience
  • Managing nerves in challenging situations and the role of interpersonal skills
  • Managing emotions during difficult business conversations
  • The importance of tone of voice and how it influences others
  • How to improve your listening and develop your questioning skills
  • The importance of positive language and a clear message
  • Understanding the impact of body language on your leadership communication style. And how it influences others
  • Why you need to plan and prepare your written communication. And understanding different structures and formats.

Leaders will also need to speak to the media and deliver high-profile speeches and presentations. So, your training could include elements of our media training and presentation skills training.

Anyone who needs to inspire, lead and support others. And anyone who is looking to become a leader.

Do you have people new to leadership roles who need to improve their interpersonal communication?

Do you have leaders to return to work after a break?

Perhaps you have experienced leaders looking to refine their skills. Or who want to encourage strategic thinking, achieve better results and increase their impact.

We can even help leaders plan and prepare what to say for crucial announcements or about complex issues.

Tell us what you need and we will design a course to meet the aims, objectives and experience levels of you and your business leaders. And that hones your communication process.

We work with 40 of the FTSE 100.

And been delivering communication skills training for around 40 years.

Many of our clients have been with us for large parts of that journey.

We are particularly proud of the number of organisations that keep coming back to us for our advice and insight as they look to overcome different challenges.

For many, we are more than training providers.

Why?

Because we take time to understand the needs of every organisation and we work with them to appreciate the needs of all the people they want to train.

We see course design as a collaboration and by working alongside our clients we are able to build bespoke training programmes that exceed their expectations.

Increasingly, our training focuses on those who lead and helps them develop their communication skills.

Businesses trust us to develop their people because:

  • Our training is practical, demanding, fun and realistic.
  • They are delivered by qualified leadership coaches and current working journalists.
  • It helps delegates find their style.
  • They learn to communicate with confidence and clarity to all audiences.
  • It is convenient - we train wherever and whenever you need us.
  • And, every course is bespoke.


How do I book  a training course?

Like the sound of our training?

Want to join the growing list of organisations that trust us to develop their leaders?

Have a chat with one of our account managers.

They’ll answer any questions you may have. And they will take you through all our training options in more detail, and help you start to build your course.

Our Clients

We have a huge amount of experience in over 40 different sectors such as automotive, charity, finance, healthcare, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, retail, travel and many more. Here is a small selection of our clients.

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Lawrence McGinty

A multi-award winning journalist, Lawrence is the former Science and Medical Editor for ITV News and chair of the Medical Journalists' Association.

Emma Nelson

Emma's varied TV and radio career makes her particularly adept at helping big brands and niche businesses to hone, simplify and successfully deliver their messages.

Tasneem Siddiqi

Tasneem has a rich and diverse radio and television career spanning 30 years and now specialises in delivering presentation, communication and media skills training.

Our Training Team

Our courses are delivered by current working journalists, along with PR and communications professionals - all of whom are expert and experienced trainers.

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