May training courses - £109 p.p.

Sandra Keating sandy at
Tue May 5 01:49:09 UTC 2009

We still have places available on the following training courses running in May, at £109 plus VAT per person, which is inclusive of a full day’s training, lunch, refreshments, course materials, certificate of completion and membership to our website. You will receive the lowest rate by booking online at We also deliver all of our workshops in-house/on-site, at extremely competitive rates.  
Creative & Professional Writing Skills – Manchester, 13 May & London, 21 May
This workshop is aimed at those for whom professional writing is a staple of their working life. This workshop is designed to arm delegates with some simple techniques to radically improve the quality and results of their writing, be it for print or web publication.
Perfect Podcasts – Edinburgh, 15 May
This workshop is aimed at delegates who might know what a Podcast is, but who want to better understand how to create a perfect Podcast to market their business, educate a community, share an opinion or just to have fun. This practical workshop will help you create a podcast, using it as a simple and effective method to get a message across to thousands of people who may either visit your business or personal website or a dedicated podcasting site.
Presentation & Communication Skills – London, 18 May & Manchester, 28 May
This workshop is aimed at individuals and organisations who want to improve the way they present and communicate - both formally and informally - for effectiveness and profitability.  Every participant is provided with an opportunity to practice the techniques and skills needed to prepare and deliver a great presentation, and introduces the wide number of sources of noise or interference that can enter into the communication process. 
Effective Training Skills – Manchester, 13 May & London, 19 May
This workshop is aimed at those who are required to effectively train employees, colleagues or clients in an interesting, engaging and confident manner, in a way that is practical and designed to help delegates gain new skills, knowledge and understanding essential in the training of adults in the workplace. Specific topics covered include:-The Role of the Trainer; The Trainer & Adult Learners; Training Strategies; Training Needs Analysis; Feedback & Evaluation and Training Plans.
Media Strategies & Campaigns – London, 20 May
This workshop provides some practical guidelines on how to develop appropriate media strategies & manage effective media campaigns. One of the best ways of reaching your target audiences, influencing policy & practice and changing public opinion is to make use of the media. This programme is designed to help individuals and organisations develop strategies and campaigns to get the media working for them and with them.
Writing Press Releases – London, 22 May
This workshop is designed to equip delegates with the most important elements of the press release, which are a clear and engaging text, careful selection of recipients, and good timing of release. A well-written, well-distributed and well-timed press release is not difficult or expensive to produce, yet can be effective and useful. The key to writing an effective press release is getting it read and the information published.
Marketing & Customer Service Strategies – Birmingham, 26 May
When the economic climate is so difficult, the one thing that might just separate your organisation from the rest is the way you market your product, idea or service and look after your clients. The aim of this programme is to develop and improve your organisation through enhanced marketing skills and the service you provide to your clients. We focus on the key areas of finding new clients; promotion & publicity; creating a successful client experience; image & presentation skills. 
Media Relations: tv, Radio, Print – Manchester, 29 May 
This, our most popular workshop, is aimed at those who have to deal with the media on a local, national or international level, or perhaps who might want to use the media for their own benefit. This is an ideal way to learn, or brush up on, the skills required. It is a very practical workshop, where delegates are recorded being interviewed, with useful feedback provided and the opportunity to purchase a DVD copy.
Other courses include:
Handling Interviews
This workshop is aimed at those who have had very little interview experience, and who are looking to pick up the basic, solid skills, knowledge and attitudes, in order to successfully deal with interviews, and interviewers in a range of settings. 
PowerPoint Presentation Skills
This workshop is aimed at those who want to create professional presentations with PowerPoint. Each delegate will be given an opportunity to present this to the group, whereupon feedback will be given and practical ways in which to improve. This may take the form of help with your slides, your presentation technique, or simply ideas to help you create a slicker, more effective presentation.
Facilitation Skills
This workshop is aimed at delegates who are responsible for facilitating a group of people. It is ideal for those who want practical tips on how to deal with groups and the way in which they interact, on how to maximise a group’s potential and the right tools to use to generate and evaluate ideas within a group and help the decision making process and to design and manage team and project reviews.
Emergency Planning & Call Handling
This workshop is ideal if your organisation needs people trained to effectively respond when the media and the public contact you in cases of emergency.  If you or any of your colleagues ever have to deal with calls in a crisis, then this hands-on workshop is a cost effective and practical way to learn or brush up on the skills required.
Teambuilding & Group Dynamics
This workshop is ideal if you or your colleagues are responsible for a group of people and you want some practical tips on how to deal with conflict resolution, anger management, team building and relationships within the group. If you need the skills to get your group working better together, then this workshop is an excellent way to start the ball rolling.
Sandra Keating
crosshands ltd, coreley, shropshire sy8 3ar, t: 01584 890970; e: bookings at
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