Communication skills courses in London

Good verbal communication and presentation skills are essential for workplace success. We offer a range of courses specifically designed to help you communicate effectively in a professional environment. Whether you are looking to improve your interview and negotiating abilities or become a motivational public speaker you will find the right course for you at City Lit including many in the evenings and weekends.
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  1. Making a statement: how to write a strong application

    Course Date: Fri 5 Mar 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Almost everything we apply for as artists or designers has to be supported by a statement. Once we have identified that an opportunity or a proposal is right for us, we have to present a compelling case, which convinces the reader that we are a potentially suitable candidate. This is a different approach to talking about our interests or motivations as artists. In this workshop, you will learn how to consider your statement within the wider context of the application. What are the needs of the organisation behind the opportunity? How does your statement match them? This workshop will help you to see your statement from another reader’s point of view, so that you can communicate your ideas and points to the person reading it. You will learn how to consider the structure of your statement and to target it to the specific requirements of the application, whether for a course, job, residency, funding or an exhibition.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £89.00

  2. Non-violent communication skills

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 7 Mar 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Nonviolent Communication Skills (NVC) is a Model that aims to help people communicate with respect, compassion, and honesty. It leads to people being heard and understood, finding increased clarity in communication, and feeling connected to self and others.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £88.00

  3. Presenting to camera for vlog and Youtube

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 9 Mar 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Now more than ever before we are communicating through the camera to host business meetings from home, building online brands through video marketing and remotely presenting to our clients and customers. This online course will give you the techniques to present confidently to camera and take your existing skills to the next level.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £54.00

  4. Create your elevator pitch

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 10 Mar 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    An elevator pitch is a brief, persuasive speech that you use to introduce yourself and what you do. With a good pitch, you can avoid rambling, sound professional, and introduce your business with confidence when someone asks 'What do you do?'.

    This course is FREE if a) you live in London and your job is at risk of redundancy or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  5. Presenting on the spot

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 19 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn key vocal techniques and public speaking strategies that will support you when you need to give a memorable impromptu presentation or speech with gravitas and confidence.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £66.00

  6. Public speaking

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 20 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Whatever your reasons for speaking publicly, conquer your fear and anxiety by learning techniques for formal and impromptu speeches, or whenever anyone asks you to 'say a few words' in public. This will help to boost your general confidence at the same time.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £199.00

  7. Debating: beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 21 Apr 2021 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Debating requires the ability to speak English persuasively in public and, crucially, to respond rapidly to other people’s objections to what you say. We will cover the theory and practice of debating, and you will progress quickly in areas of content, strategy and style. A great mental workout.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  8. The art of negotiating

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 21 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Negotiation is a communication skill essential in solving problems and reaching your goals. Learn to prepare well and to feel confident using logical and emotional tools to achieve great outcomes.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  9. Storytelling for business and pleasure 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 22 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Exploring ways of telling stories with language, physicality, gesture and rhythm, solo and in groups. Telling brief stories has also become a strong component within the world of Business, so we shall examine the way ‘story’ can be used in ‘branding’; covering topics which include talks, presentations, lectures, and more informal settings.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  10. Public speaking: intensive

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 24 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    This Saturday course will help you to learn techniques and develop skills which will boost your confidence for all types of situations when you have to say a few words in public.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  11. Storytelling for business and pleasure 1

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 25 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    All cultures respect the world of Story. The ability to tell Stories, in a variety of settings, is a skill that has seen a strong resurgence both in the workplace and in contemporary performance. Come to gain greater confidence in your communication skills and wider experience.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  12. Clear speech. Photo: Mikhail Gorbunov

    Clear Speech

    Course Date: Wed 2 Jun 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    This intensive course is ideal if you seek greater clarity and confidence in how you communicate. Suitable for anyone for whom English is the first language. Non- native speakers should attend English Pronunciation Stage 1.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £73.00

  13. Debating: improvers

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 2 Jun 2021 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    For those who have some experience in debating or related courses, you will progress quickly in areas of content, strategy and style, while honing your articulation and enunciation.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  14. Improve your speaking voice

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 4 Jun 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Come and improve your vocal skills through voice production and speech exercises. Learn about self presentation, develop spontaneity and gain greater confidence by improving your communication skills in the workplace. This course is not for non-native speakers, who should enrol onto Pronunciation and Self - Presentation for Speakers of Other Languages.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  15. Presenting on the spot: advanced

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 7 Jun 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    To gain greater credibility through improving your communication skills and confidently achieving a public presentation with very little time to prepare.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

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