Training workshops – run for your teams at your premises
Speed Reading, Business Writing, Mind Mapping, Memory and more…
Word Smiths training workshops will give your team an instant boost in several key areas where personal development leads to direct gains in efficiency and effectiveness.
All our training events are designed to be highly interactive, engaging and fun. Our learning approach is to involve participants through discussion, group/individual exercises, games and examples. This means that our workshops work best with a group of between 10 and 15 participants – although we can of course deliver the same content in a lecture hall or as one-to-one session. Whatever the nature of the training event, we always focus on giving the best tips and techniques for developing skills and improving performance.
Highly experienced presenter and course designer Jane Smith has delivered Word Smiths courses to people, teams and groups in universities & colleges, financial institutions, service and manufacturing industries, government departments, local authorities, NGOs & other public sector bodies.
In October, workshop designer and presenter Jane Smith was asked to run a Guardian masterclass on speed reading.
Feedback from participants was very positive, and the Guardian will be running the 'Speed reading for professionals' workshop again, with Jane, in 2015 on Wednesday 21 January and Sunday 29 March.
Guardian Masterclasses are currently considering our proposals for further workshops, on report writing and minute writing.
Contact us if you'd like us to let you know when booking opens for these events.
We currently offer the following workshops.
- Speed Reading
- Effective Business Writing
- Effective Report Writing
- Effective Minute Writing
- Grammar on the Rocks™
- Mind Mapping
- Managing Information Effectively with Mind Mapping & Speed Reading
- Making the Most of Your Memory
- Proofreading for Business Success
Tailoring workshops to your specific needs
Any of our workshops can be given your organisation's specific focus so that it meets your particular objectives. We can refocus an existing course/programme, or develop something completely new – for more information about how we develop custom training packages see the learning design page.
Most workshops are normally one-day events: however, we can offer shorter versions of some courses on a half-day basis, or mix & match two half-day workshops for a full day event.
Word Smiths audio books now available from audible.com
Audible – the world's largest provider of downloadable audio books – is now selling Word Smiths audio books.
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Accompanying booklets / materials
Bought a Word Smiths audio book from a partner reseller and missing the accompanying booklet or materials? You can download all these components from our Audio Books web page.