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Free London one-day workshop

Make impact 2: Get better results through improved communication

The National Union of Journalists, 308-312 Gray's Inn Rd, London WC1X 8DP

Sept 24, 2011: arrive between 10.00-10.20am for registration: sessions run from 10.30am to 4pm.

The sessions

The ability to present yourself and your ideas to several different audiences/clients through clear, regular and varied communication will help to ensure that you maintain productive working relationships in the long term as well as secure new work.

This interactive workshop will help you improve your communication skills and confidence levels as well as help you decide what type of communication is appropriate and when.

It will also help you develop a clearer focus on the talents and skills that you've got to offer and how to put them across in the best possible light.

Learn through practise: There will be several practical and enjoyable exercises and role plays for you to participate in throughout the day at every opportunity.


10.30am - 1.00pm: Tutors: Frances Dredge and Miranda Gavin

Communication methods that make impact

  • Communication methods: what works best, when and why
  • Planning your objectives: make impact on every occasion
  • Developing key messages: what makes you so special?
  • Assessing your target audience: tuning in to your clients' needs
  • Targeting your key messages to different audiences: what's in it for them?
  • Taking action: agreeing on what to do next and doing it
  • Taking the initiative: follow up and follow through.


1pm - 2pm: You'll get the chance to network with peers and seek further information and advice over lunch (served free of charge).

Session 2

2.00-4.00pm: Tutors and contributors: Kate Willoughby, Alyn Gwyndaf, Frances Dredge and Miranda Gavin

Face-to-face communication

Whether at a formal interview or informal gathering, meeting people can be the best way to make a great (or terrible) impression. As such opportunities are usually few and far between, it's crucial to make the most of them through both what you say and the way that you say it. This session will include teaching and role play in:

  • Creating empathy: tuning in to your audience and getting them to feel good about you
  • Using positive body language: non-verbal communication that works
  • Conveying your key messages in any situation: you don't have to be an aggressive sales person to get people interested in what you do.

For information on the tutors, please see the FEU training website:

To book

To book a place on this one-day workshop, send an email to by 7 September.

You must provide the following information in your email for your application to be accepted:

  • Your name/s
  • Which union you are a member of
  • Union membership number
  • Email and phone contact

Places will be allocated after the Sept 7 deadline. You will be informed if you have a place in the week after this.

Who's an FEU training member?

The National Union of Journalists, Equity, the Musicians' Union and the Writers' Guild are working together in this instance under the banner of ‘The Federation of Entertainment Unions'. This enables us to maximize resources to deliver skills development opportunities common to our multi-union members.

It's free to join the FEU Training website and there's a variety of advice and information available to members.

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