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Public Courses

Are you looking to train one or two people? Our public courses are a great option. You learn alongside other business professionals, benefitting from peer feedback and group exchange. All our public courses are virtual and instructor-led.

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Upcoming sessions:

Presenting to Groups – December 1-2, 2020

Business Writing Essentials – December 3, 2020 

Communicate With Impact – December 8, 2020

Courses

Presenting to Groups

12 hours – $1795

It’s important to present with impact and confidence to achieve your business goals and advance your career. Learn the strategies and method you need to engage, persuade and impress your audience every time.

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Business Writing Essentials

6 hours – $695

This six-hour virtual course gives you the business writer’s essential tool kit. It’s perfect if you want to learn how to get to the point and write emails and short reports that are clear, concise and readable.

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Communicate With Impact

6 hours – $695

Learn the listening and speaking skills needed to communicate clearly and concisely in one-to-one and small group conversations.

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Presenting to Groups

December 1-2, 2020
12 hours
$1795

About this virtual course

If you’re like most people, you probably dread having to stand up to present to a group. But presentations are here to stay—they’re a great way to share information, generate discussion and motivate your audience to act. Strong presentation skills build your credibility, make a positive impression, and play a big part in your personal and organizational success.

This virtual course teaches you how to write clear, interesting presentations and present them with skill and confidence. If you’re selling externally, learn how to express the value proposition that differentiates you and your team from the competition. If you present internally, learn to be persuasive and clear.

Who should enroll

This 12-hour course is ideal for people who give presentations to small or large groups—either in person or virtually—and who need training provided virtually.

You learn to

  • apply a flexible, reliable framework to quickly shape your presentations
  • clarify your objective to help you (and your audience) stay on track
  • decide what information and how much detail to include
  • open your presentations in a way that captures attention
  • design visuals with just enough content to support your message
  • use your voice and body language with confidence to enhance your credibility
  • manage audience interaction and respond effectively to questions

What to expect

This course is an enjoyable, hands-on learning experience. Come with a presentation you need to give on a topic of your choice. During the course, you craft a clear, compelling message and learn how to deliver it with confidence. You have two opportunities to deliver your presentation, and receive feedback from both your peers and the facilitator. In addition, you receive a recording of your presentations so you can evaluate your skills privately. You also receive a comprehensive digital manual, tip sheets and access to online resources for post-course use.

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Business Writing Essentials

December 3, 2020
6 hours
$695

About this virtual course

Skilled writers can create effective documents quickly. Better emails and proposals mean stronger relationships with your customers, and better internal communication means more effective and efficient decision-making.

This virtual course shows you how to address the needs of your readers by writing emails and short reports that are clear, concise, correct and professional.

Who should enroll

This six-hour course is for anyone who writes emails or short reports to colleagues or external clients. 

You learn to

  • use a consistent process and framework to quickly generate and organize content 
  • decide what information and how much detail to include  
  • state your main point clearly upfront, and ask readers for action  
  • make your structure scannable 
  • energize your writing by using a clear, concise style
  • use positive tone to build and maintain good relationships

What to expect

We know that people learn best by doing, so this virtual course gives you many opportunities to practice as you learn. You participate in large- and small-group discussions and receive coaching from your peers and the facilitator. This course combines self-directed and virtual learning with workshopping sessions. The facilitator is available to answer questions and provide guidance and coaching. You use your own documents to assess your writing as we go, and you have an opportunity to revise a document in a culminating activity. 

You receive a comprehensive digital manual containing exercises to provide practicechecklists, templates, and examples. You also receive handy tip sheets to help you transfer learning to your work-based writing. You also have access to online resources for post-course use. 

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Communicate With Impact

December 8, 2020
6 hours
$695

Who should enroll

This course is for people who need to be purposeful, focused and succinct in their day-to-day business conversations. It is also a useful course for intact work teams.

You’ll learn to

  • apply a proven framework to plan and manage effective conversations
  • overcome the common barriers that cause interference between speakers and listeners
  • send messages that build relationships and convey corporate values and beliefs
  • use a clear speaking style to express ideas succinctly
  • adapt your speaking style for different people and situations
  • package information to help listeners follow the logic of your message
  • determine the appropriate content and level of detail for every conversation
  • communicate effectively with people from four different behavioral styles
  • use body language, eye contact and posture to demonstrate confidence
  • ask insightful questions to probe for information
  • listen actively to gather the right information

What to expect

This course is fast-paced and interactive, with virtual breakout groups, chats and discussions. Through a combination of facilitator-led sessions and self-directed learning, you enhance your communication skills and build on your strengths so you can convey ideas more effectively.

Your digital manual guides you through the day. To help you transfer your learning to the workplace, you also receive a comprehensive online Resource Guide that includes the 5Cs Planner, additional information, self-assessments, job aids and checklists.

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Contact

Toll free 1-877-894-7605
info@wavelength.training
806 Gordon Street, Suite 103
Guelph, ON, N1G 1Y7