Elevate Yourself workshops launched

We are excited to announce we have secured funding from BEIS/Business Growth Hub to deliver three half-day personal development workshops. Further details of each are set out below.

Places are strictly limited and delegates must work for SMEs trading in Greater Manchester. To secure your spot, please email ilona@elevategm.com as soon as possible.

Personal Branding – 9am to 12 noon, Friday 5th February

Do you have a personal brand? And more importantly, is it the one you want?

  • Understand your values and motivation
  • Become known for what is important to you
  • Develop a consistent brand across all channels

What is important to you? What do you want to be remembered for? What do you want to shout about?

These seemingly simple questions can be the trickiest to answer! However, spending a little time on them can have a huge impact on all areas your life. By understanding what motivates you in the short term and long term, you can start to focus in the right places.

In this interactive workshop we will use a range of tools to explore what makes you (and others) tick and then consider how to create an authentic personal brand.

Public Speaking – 9am to 12 noon, Friday 12th February    

Public speaking is consistently rated as our worst fear – ahead of everything that can actually kill you! But this can all change…

  • Overcome your fear of public speaking
  • Create memorable, effective pitches and presentations
  • Adapt your style for online interviews and meetings

I was the shy girl at the back of the school play. Someone who would never willingly speak in front of a group of people. Someone who literally shook with fear on even the smallest stage. I have now developed my public speaking to a point where I compete internationally, host awards ceremonies for hundreds of people and live the mantra “never say no to stage time”.

In this interactive session, I will offer top tips on creating an impact and share my expertise on how to plan a great speech. By following a simple process of answering five questions, you will be able to prepare effective pitches, keynote speeches and business updates. We will also cover how to adapt your style to online delivery.

Build an effective network – 9am to 12 noon, Friday 19th February

Your network is your net worth… but how can you build the most effective one?

  • Learn how to work the room
  • Build and manage an effective network
  • Become known for adding value to others

I moved to the North West in 2015 knowing one person in Manchester. I now have an incredible network of supportive people in a wide range of industries. How did that happen?

In this workshop, I will share the key lessons I have learned about networking throughout my career. This includes making the most of physical events, social media, tracking contacts and strategic management.

We will also consider ways to establish if you are building the right network, how to fill the gaps and, perhaps most importantly, how you can offer value to your contacts.