Public speaking is not the primary reason most people pursue a career in property, so it is not surprising that many profess to be nervous about it and reluctant to put themselves in situations requiring this skill. Having confidence in your own voice, the message you wish to convey and their power to influence others can be game-changing in winning business, engaging a wide range of stakeholders and accelerating your career.
Communication skills are not just about standing up in front of a large audience and giving a presentation. Effectively engaging participants in a meeting is critical to decision-making, project progress and teamwork. Even more so in an online environment; having purposeful, productive and enjoyable meetings is crucial to interacting effectively with those with whom you work.
Having worked at large consultancies providing services across the property life cycle, I understand the real estate market, law and lingo, i.e. the technicalities of what you need to communicate. Through online or in person small group training (course details can be found here) and one-to-one support, I help property professionals reap the benefits of better meetings and speaking.
Helping speakers to craft and hone the delivery of an impactful presentation, pitch or seminar.
Think back to the times you’ve seen someone speak at a conference or event. It’s likely you remember the speakers that were a) brilliant or b) dire. All the others were probably pretty forgettable. I can help you be memorable for the right reasons.
Design and delivery of engaging meetings, conferences and away days.
We’ve all sat in meetings and thought “why am I here?”. Properly planned meetings serve a vital function in bringing people together, facilitating decision-making and effective teamwork. Yet they often do not happen. I advise on how to deliver meaningful meetings to engage colleagues, clients and peers.
Developing communication skills for interviews (job / promotion / APC).
You may be technically brilliant at your job, but if you cannot articulate that, you are unlikely to be successful in interview situations. I build confidence to communicate your message in these high pressure, time-limited situations.