The Business Exchange Swindon & Wiltshire Edition 49: June/July 2020 - Page 23

ering training online is ess as usual for Open Dawes redited training provider Open Dawes Training, n has resulted in its online programmes to the forefront of its business. raining offers CPD accredited public resentation training to businesses, and their teams, and has clients based and worldwide. uch of the training is face-to-face and in groups, during lockdown the ine service has become the sole very, and it has also expanded into present, meet, and train remotely esses have pivoted their organisations word at the moment – but with Open g, being online isn’t new. We were y,” said Chris Dawes, Managing Swindon-based company. “We have rengthen and extend the range of our , for manageable sized groups and for video and voice operating two-way, ns and presentations, and we can e interactive work we do in front of hich can be captured and analysed we deliver bespoke training which ts overcome their issues and o really great public speakers and th in person and remotely. e that the only difference between d online training is that nobody can at us!” n Dawes Training’s overseas clients in Australia, who wanted to feel t when speaking in public and with potential sponsors, fans, . As with all Open Dawes Training, ith ‘why’. By helping the client the value of public speaking and elp his efforts and to progress, the ining was far more effective. t his client a number of strategies ith people, such as how to deal with ing techniques and advice on pace of h all one-to-one training, the client the beginning and again at the ld see for himself how much he had , “Now is an ideal time for individuals ons to spend time on professional and opment, and invest in CPD training, working from home and potentially ilable time. Whenever we are through of COVID-19, the way we work is likely d forever and it is likely that being nline is here to stay. We are delighted awes Training we were ahead of the rend.” s Training has developed a new ized coaching sessions, specifically ery. These contain as much or as public speaking, presentation skills, and media training courses as required but over a duration that is more conducive to being received remotely (typically one to two hours per session). Chris is also offering bespoke mentoring sessions which can be booked by the hour, where clients can focus on specific challenges they may be facing, such as overcoming nerves or developing content for their presentations. The bite-sized training and the mentoring sessions can be booked via the Open Dawes Training website. Open Dawes Training’s MD Chris Dawes has more advice on presentation and public speaking on his website and in his popular Facebook Live posts, at: Open Dawes Training runs CPD accredited public speaking and presentation training on a one-to-one or group basis, online or – post lockdown - inhouse or at the Swindon training centre. To contact Chris call 01793 238259 or email enquiries@ For more info: