Build Your Confidence Through Great Communication
Whether speaking to the media or the Board, our courses help you overcome your fears to perform with confidence – every time.
Presentation skills training, media training, even negotiation skills. All delivered from our dedicated broadcast suite in Glasgow, Scotland. Whatever your training need, we help your senior managers become strong media performers, and public speakers.
Bill McFarlan is our co-founder and Executive Chairman – and has taken his brand of training to 23 countries over 26 years.find out more
Marjory Kenny headed Edinburgh Council’s PR team following 20 years in public office – after as much time in newspapers.find out more
Andrew McFarlan – co-owner and Managing Director – brings a deep understanding of social media and language skills to our courses.find out more
Journalist, PR man, playwright, and actor – Alan understands the power of the written word, and the importance of presence.find out more
I’m sure we can all agree that we’d rather avoid annoying people by guessing the answer, only for it to be wrong.
Worse still, you could lose credibility or your job.
What you know is a drop in the ocean versus what you don’t know.
And being upfront about that can help influence those around you.
Here are some examples, with variations of “I don’t know”.
Poor communication skills can cost your business up to £25,000 each per year, per employee.
According to a study of over 500 businesses conducted by Siemens.
In this week’s blog, we take a closer look at this research to answer 2 questions.
Why is poor communication costing money?
What can a company do to mitigate this loss?
This week, I’ve witnessed the extreme ends of journalism. From the Washington Post’s exposition of the Nixon administration, to the six-figure sum paid by the Mirror Group for hacking High Grant’s phone. Here are five Golden Rules that will allow you to use the media to get your point across effectively.
Your bid may have a smaller value than winning The Commonwealth Games for Glasgow – but it means the world to you!
Whether you’re based in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, London, or anywhere in the world – we can help you get the media training and presentation skills training you and your Board deserves.
The tutors have a great attitude and result-orientated method.
Mohit Chandiramani, Senior Global Account Manager, Amadeus IT
Excellent, highly professional interview and feedback process tailored very well to Britannia.
Lynda Dalgleish, Head of Marketing, The Royal Yacht Britannia
Having recently benefited from media training with Pink Elephant, I can fully recommend their services. Andrew and Marjory were engaging tutors who made the day both educational and fun for us all. Practising the art of avoiding Pink Elephants is something I now practice daily thanks to their training! Overall a high-energy, thought-provoking day.
Aileen Boyle, Managing Director, Braemar Finance
I have attended many training courses throughout my long career but this was definitely one of the very best. Pink Elephant Communications were well prepared having researched our business and were confident and assured in their knowledge and experience and provided insightful feedback and good coaching throughout the day. I was impressed from the outset […]
Iain Weir, Brand Director, Ian MacLeod Distillers
I really enjoyed the afternoon session with Bill. Lots of relatable stories that have stayed with me and made me aware of how much more impactful I can be by following some basic principles.
Kathleen Hitchen, Group Business Intelligence Manager, Aggreko
Some media trainers knock you down…and leave you down. Our media coaches show you how to deal with each knock…and still win through. So you have the presentation skills to perform – with confidence.