A Londoner who loves his full bodied red wine, live comedy, autobiographies, sport, the company of family and close friends and keeping fit. He's occasionally taken the “keeping fit” bit to extreme lengths, such as completing the ridiculous ultra-marathon event – The Marathon des Sables. (The MdS is a race that consists of running 6 marathons in 6 days carrying all your kit in the Sahara in 50 degrees heat….as you do).
Did we mention he's a tad competitive?!
Turning relationships into results
Getting on with people at work is paramount; it allows you to get the job done.
However, in every organisation there will be times when colleagues don’t get on, there will be personality clashes, niggles, frustrations and strained relationships. Nick is the guy who fixes this – by enabling people, colleagues and teams to work together more effectively, collaborate more successfully, function more professionally…all of which leads to improved performance.
He is known as The Family Man and talks a lot about families – because families are like workplaces. You can choose your friends but families and work colleagues you’re stuck with; however, you can still get on with them and he shows people how.
Put simply, Nick specialises in enabling people to get on with anyone and everyone – and has the evidence to prove it.
He turns relationships into results.
As a key note speaker, Nick will make you think, he will get you to laugh, he will challenge you to change. Nick’s skill focuses on relating and adapting to any audience – so your message will be pitched at exactly the right level.
He fills the room with energy, passion and delivers lasting messages in a powerful, persuasive and highly entertaining way. Nick’s style is unusual, unstuffy, unpretentious.
Even better, you will come away inspired, motivated and best of all, then do something about it.
Nick is an inspirational, influential, motivational trainer with over 25 years experience of running training courses in Europe, USA, Africa and the Far East.
Nick’s training style is best summed up by one of his clients; “Nick Saunders is a trainer with a difference. Nick has the ability to truly engage with his audience, keeping the training enjoyable, fun, interactive and energetic. With Nick, it’s not just a case of what he knows but how he delivers what he knows” – Geeta Sharma, Barclays Wealth
INFLUENCING WITH IMPACT
Struggling to wow your colleagues, clients, customers?
In today’s business world, everyone from the CEO to the graduate is required to influence… and influence brilliantly. Command and control structures have given way to less hierarchical, cross-team and partnership working where you get things done by inspiring and persuading.
This workshop will help you understand how influencing works and provide you with practical tips and techniques to become more influential. Based on the pioneering and powerful I.N.F.L.U.E.N.C.E. technique, this course will transform anyones ability to influence. It covers how to plan and structure a case, how to develop the skill of selling your ideas, how to get others to say “yes”, how to handle counter arguments, how to win over difficult people.
Be more persuasive and exert more influence. ResultsIncreased confidence in handling different people and situationsMore success in negotiationsStrategies to state your case convincinglyImproved questioning and listening skillsAble to turn a “no” into a “yes” Who’s it for?Positive influencing skills are relevant to a broad range of people – managers, graduate trainees, HR specialists, consultants, project leaders, lawyers, key account managers, team leaders…..anyone that needs to get a “yes”!
HOW TO MOTIVATE PEOPLE – WITHOUT GIVING THEM A PAY RISE!
Any leader or manager knows part of their job is to motivate people… which sounds easy.
But how do you find the right tasks – and more importantly, the right words – to get people to really excel without sounding insincere? For starters, what motivates you probably doesn’t motivate someone else. So the key is to find out what motivates them, and then find the compelling, powerful, sincere words that you can use. Then, watch them fly!
This workshop gives you a suite of powerful, practical, persuasive skills that will help you ensure people perform at the highest level on a regular basis…without giving them more cash!
ResultsIncreased productivity and performanceHigher staff retentionLess days off workMore job satisfactionMore motivated workforceAchieve higher standardsHit higher targetsAdded value to the business
Who’s it for?Anyone who needs to unleash the full potential of their people aligned to business success.
GET ON WITH EVERYONE – THE POWER OF EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE
Loads of bright people say dumb things.
Why? Because they lack the emotional intelligence to put things across in the right way. Too often emotions/feelings get in the way of results.
To have a successful career, a major factor is being able to master emotional intelligence (EQ). Research shows that emotional intelligence is twice as important as cognitive abilities in predicting outstanding employee performance, and accounts for more than 85% of star performance in top leaders and managers.
This one day workshop is full of practical and powerful EQ skills that can be applied in a variety of business situations. It identifies how emotions affect performance and improves self-awareness, specifically in relation to strengths and ‘blind spots’.
ResultsBe less stressedDevelop better relationships with customers, colleagues, your boss…Have less time off workGet more job satisfactionBe more productivePut yourself in their shoesBe more successful
Who’s it for?Anyone who has stress in their lives, who is under pressure to perform, anyone who sometimes lets their emotions take over, who works with a challenging boss, who gets frustrated with colleagues.
STAND UP AND PRESENT? NO THANKS!
Ever lost sleep worrying about a presentation?
You’re not alone. Many do. When standing up to present, words that were written in fluent English transform themselves into fluent Russian. Ideas and thoughts that were as clear as a bell degenerate into scrambled egg.
No longer! Giving a superb presentation is easy………when you know how. This workshop covers the best skills and techniques that enable you to be professional, persuasive and engaging. You will be able to deliver any presentation to any audience – and do so with confidence!
So at the end of it, you will wonder what all the fuss was about.
ResultsKnow how to deliver powerful presentationsDevelop a confident and engaging styleBe able to structure a presentation to gain maximum impactKnow how to relate your presentation to your audiencesUse body language and vocal variation to better effectBe able to handle questions positivelyGrow in confidence and belief in your presentation abilitiesBe motivated to give excellent presentationsBe a truly professional presenter Who’s it for?Suitable for individuals at all levels who are required to speak in front of others and wish to project a professional image and develop their skills and confidence.
PLAYING TO WIN – BEING THE BEST TEAM
Can’t get everyone to play nicely?
This is common in teams. For starters, many teams aren’t …well, teams. They’re more like a group of individuals who just happen to work in the same department, office, building. Then there is the challenge of different personalities, egos and individual agendas.
This powerful workshop gets everyone to understand and appreciate their colleagues. It identifies key areas for improvement and helps people take personal accountability towards team success. It leads to measurable progress and delivers significant benefits – to the individuals, the team itself and the organisation.
ResultsBrings out the best in everyoneCreates a common languageLess misunderstandings and conflictHelps the team evolve through the stages of team developmentEnhances collaboration and cooperationMake teams more cohesive and unifiedBuilds trustMakes effective team decisions and plansDelivers on team and business expectations
Who’s it for?Any team that wants to transform itself into a dynamic, productive, energised, high performing, successful, world-class team.
DHL, Vue, The Economist, BP, Pfizer, BUPA, British Airways, Schroders, Madame Tussauds, Marie Curie, NSPCC, Barclays & Sainsbury's
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