The Spontaneity Shop’s Professional Development focuses on three main areas.
Also called “presence”, “charisma” or “gravitas”, it’s the way that some people have of effortlessly striking the right note again and again, while other people flounder. It’s how you can be at your best even if you’re feeling out-of-your depth. Applicable to client meetings, sales, leadership and much more, it’s our most popular and flexible offering. Read more about personal impact.
Also called “narrative” or just “communication”. It’s all too easy to get lost in the details, especially if you’re trying to explain something to someone else who lacks your expertise. We work with people to put their personality into the way the talk in professional contexts, and make sure that their point comes across with perfect clarity. Read more about storytelling.
This combines some aspects of both the other two. It’s about how to express confidence and enthusiasm, how to arrange your material with style and precision and how to deal with any nerves you might be feeling. We can also help you if your presentation has suddenly become a webinar at short notice. Read more about presenting.
As well as these three core offerings, we also work with groups and individuals on negotiation skills, developing creativity, working better as a team and developing corporate messaging.
Our work is led by Spontaneity Shop directors Tom Salinsky and Alex MacLaren but we also have access to a pool of other talented trainers, speakers, comedians and actors, so don’t hesitate to get in touch if the job you have in mind needs more people.
“The trainer was incredible – super colourful, engaging, illustrative. Best trainer I’ve ever had!”
“We did enjoy your seminar; we think it was the best one of the conference, everyone was talking about it all day!”
“I attended one of your courses on Sales Pitching in 2012, and I still refer to it as the best day’s training I have ever done.”
“An excellent coach. Positive, engaging, amusing when appropriate and never straying from the plot. I would certainly recommend the Spontaneity Shop.”
“It was a really amazing class, so I just wanted to write and say how much I enjoyed it. I no longer feel nervous in presentations. In fact I’ve started looking forward to them, knowing that I now have the tools to not only make the experience more pleasant for myself, but to make sure the people I’m presenting to have a good time too. It’s opened my eyes to a whole new way of communicating with people. Amazing.”
We can deliver this material in short hour-long sessions, or over several days. We can work one-on-one in senior coaching programmes, with larger groups in a workshop setting, or we can deliver seminars at your conference or away-day. And we like a challenge so if you have an idea for something and you think we might be right for it, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Deborah Frances-White runs her own practice which covers some of the personal impact material but also specialises in diversity and inclusion.