Art of Being Heard

Masterclasses in Authentic Presence

  • Are you communicating from a place of confidence and energy?
  • Can you ‘hold the room’ and speak with authority?
  • Are you coming across authentically, with maximum personal impact?

The Art of Being Heard is a masterclass in authentic presence. We will work with the fundamental toolkit of each person’s body, breath and voice to increase communicative power, gravitas and influence.

CGO is working in conjunction with the Authentic Artist Collective on the programme. This is being shared across the Scottish business sector by Culture and Business Scotland (formerly Arts & Business Scotland) as part of their new Marketplace programme.

What you say matters, how you say it matters more, and how it is heard by your audience matters most. The Art of Being Heard is a one-day personal impact and presentation skills workshop designed specifically for the business community, delivered in-person or online. The workshop offers straightforward, memorable techniques to help quell nerves and address physical tension.

Over the course of the day, we focus on five key areas.
● Improving personal impact in preparation for key business meetings and presentations to clients or colleagues
● Introduction to structuring a presentation, whether for a major key- note speech or a one-on-one meeting. How to make sense, show your passion and be remembered
● Build your confidence and your ability to read other people in a meeting or presentational setting. Improve your influence
● Learn to cultivate, and to spot in others, authentic presence
● Individual attention given to each participant’s specific needs and issues- there is no ‘one-size fits all’ model

We offer workshops open to individuals as well as company specific days. The Art of Being Heard is purposefully tailored to suit different teams and people at all levels – from a board of directors to sales teams or mid-level staff.

Do you aspire to take your workplace communication skills to a new level?

Do you want to deliver a keynote speech with confidence or deliver a key message to your business or client?

Do you need your team to gain stature and focus in meetings with colleagues and customers?

If so, this one day masterclass could be for you.

INTRODUCTION: We are offering three taster 2hr zoom masterclasses exploring the elements of the AOBH This introduces the in-person one-day programme for business leaders and managers of people which we have run for over 250 participants over the years. The zoom Masterclass dates are Thur 15th June 2.30-4.30pm, Tue 27th June 9-11am, and Wed 19th July 7-9pm. To book and arrange invoice payment email chris [at] chrisgrady [dot] org or you can book a place directly here There is a small charge which will be 100% deducted from the cost of the first one-day AOBH place/s you book for you or your team.

The Art of Being Heard is led by theatre director and communications skills coach Kath Burlinson, Ph.D.  Kath brings energy, compassion, humour and integrity to all her work. She has fifteen years’ experience of leading training and development programmes for clients including Goldman Sachs Global Leadership Program, Greene King, Digital Europe, Capgemini, Oxera, Servest, the NHS and many others. She has worked extensively in both private and public sectors, and designed leadership, personal impact and communication training for clients at all levels. She is a Senior Tutor at RADA and a qualified Physical Intelligence coach for Companies in Motion.

To book a one day workshop for your business please contact: chris [at] chrisgrady [dot] org

This is a course every manager should undertake. How do you know what your impact is and how to improve it without this sort of guidance?”  KL / Dep CEO

I don’t think I have ever experienced a more powerful course. I have worked in media and communication for nearly twenty years and at last I have truly learnt to communicate effectively to ensure delivery of message.” LM / Board of TRBSE

“Any leader of any organisation would benefit from this course (and have a lovely time doing it!)”  MM / Community Primary School,

Kath is a complete expert who has a wonderfully engaging style.  She gave me a gift – to see ourselves as others see us.” IN/Living inside the brand”

We all have a few minutes in life to make a positive impact on life – this course will give me the increased skills and confidence to make a difference MV / Logistics