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Business & marketing highlights

Buying and selling online

Buying and selling online

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  1. Online marketing: a short introduction

    Course Date: Sat 18 Aug 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A popular one-day course that provides an overview of some common techniques used to market businesses on the internet. Examine Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), web advertising and social media marketing among other topics.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £50.00

  2. Instagram: a short introduction

    Course Date: Mon 17 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Get started with using Instagram, the visually based social media site. You will learn to share photos and connect with people for business and/or personal fun.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £20.00

  3. Presenting on the spot

    Course Date: Mon 17 Sep 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    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.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  4. Economic theories

    Course Date: Tue 18 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Transforming nature, trading goods - we call it the economy. Scientists and sages across cultures have been discussing it for centuries. What do they have to tell us? Is there really no alternative? Tutor: Christian Michel.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £79.00

  5. Making your voice heard

    Course Date: Tue 18 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you feel your opinion is not heard and that people with louder voices or bigger personalities cut through what you have to say? Learn and develop assertive, confident speaking in business or social situations.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  6. Public speaking

    Course Date: Tue 18 Sep 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    Whatever your reasons for speaking publicly, allay your fears by learning techniques for formal and impromptu speeches, introductions, discussion leading and public questioning, and boost your general confidence at the same time.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £199.00

  7. Communicate with confidence through voice and body language

    Course Date: Wed 19 Sep 2018 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    Discover how to enhance your vocal and physical impact and presence in many situations and become aware of habits that may hold you back from achieving your full potential. Skills include establishing rapport, assertive posture and gesture, vocal energy, projecting an effective personal style, sensitive listening and communicating with care and conviction.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  8. Basics about the economy

    Course Date: Wed 19 Sep 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Economics studies human behaviour as we obtain the goods we desire in a world where scarcity exists. This course will be using a critical thinking and ethics approach to economics, rather than mathematical models, to better understand what we and fellow humans do when we work, exchange, coordinate with others, consume, and invest.

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    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £88.00

  9. Communicating at work: meetings, presentations, interviews

    Course Date: Thu 20 Sep 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    How skilfully do you manage the impression you make on people? Develop your personal effectiveness by looking at voice and body language, assertiveness, sensitive listening, interviewing techniques and skills for business meetings.
    Full fee: £239.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £239.00

  10. Communicating at work: influencing and motivating

    Course Date: Fri 21 Sep 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Communicate your ideas fluently and persuasively to enhance your impact on others. Skills include motivating, influencing, negotiating, overcoming objections, winning with words and developing an effective style.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £169.00

  11. Advanced business writing

    Course Date: Tue 25 Sep 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    Develop an advanced skillset that you can use to write persuasive and informative emails, reports and proposals. Learn about the elements of language, style and structure that you need to write to a sophisticated level in the workplace.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £80.00

  12. Copywriting

    Course Date: Wed 26 Sep 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Good copywriting skills are increasingly important, whether you want to write your own website, your company’s sales literature or are seeking work in advertising or marketing.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £92.00

  13. Introduction to Sage Accounts

    Course Date: Wed 26 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to Sage computerised accounts program and its basic features from the very beginning of setting up a new company.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £90.00

  14. Developing a successful business plan

    Course Date: Thu 27 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Whether you want to start-up a business or expand one that you are already running, this course will give you the skills to prepare a compelling and practical business plan to achieve your goals.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00
    Concession: £45.00

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