Atterbury Theatre 4 Daventry Street, Lynnwood Manor, Pretoria 0081
|The First Minute workshop
Live event workshop
21 February 2024
08:30 to 13:00
As part of “The First Minute” tour 2024 by award-winning author Chris Fenning, we will be hosting a workshop based on two of the topics that Chris is known for:
• The First Minute
• Smart Status Updates
If you want to get to the point, avoid rambling introductions, and have clearer communication, this workshop is ideal.
Plus, with so much time spent updating people on the status of our work, doing it well helps you to stand out as a great communicator.
Imagine if you could:
• Stop people rambling (other people and yourself!)
• Get to the point quickly and clearly
• Summarise complex topics in just a few short lines
• Never need to guess what update people what to hear about
• Give shorter updates that get fewer follow up questions
• Be recognised as a great communicator
In this workshop:
The First Minute: Attendees will learn simple yet powerful methods for starting any work conversation, meeting or email. The framing and GPS methods are taught in an interactive way using examples from the audience’s current work. Attendees leave with a tool they can immediately apply to their work and with a better understanding of how to be clear and concise.
Smart Status Updates: Attendees will learn how to summarise complex topics, how to give status updates on the topics the audience cares about, and avoid the pain of digging into the history of every problem.
If your teams regularly provide verbal or written status updates, especially to a senior audience, this talk is for them.
These sessions are practical, workshop based and guaranteed to improve the way your organisations meetings flow, by getting the results you desire!
08:30 – Welcome
08:45 – Workshop part 1 – The First Minute
10:00 – Break
10:30 – Panel discussion
11:00 – Workshop part 2 – Smart Status Updates
12:00 – Networking and book signing
Chris Fenning makes it easier for us to communicate at work. He helps experts talk to non-experts, teams talk to executives, and much more. Chris’s practical methods are used in organisations like Google and NATO, and have appeared in the Harvard Business Review.
He is also the author of multiple award-winning books that have been translated into 15 languages.
With decades of experience, he specialises in helping companies save time & reduce errors by improving the clarity & relevance of communication between individuals and teams.
Preorder the books for signature at the event here:
• 39 ways to make training stick: R250
• The First Minute: R250