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SKILL UP THIS AUTUMN

Over the past year we’ve had a lot of enquiries from people looking to join open training courses as opposed to the tailor-made ones we usually provide. So we have decided to lay on 10 media and communication courses in the autumn, which are open to everyone, affordably priced and taught by experienced practitioners.

TELLING GENERALI’S STORY

It has been a pleasure to work with Generali over the past two months to improve how CEOs at the Italian insurance giant tell more personal and powerful stories. Our storytelling trainer Danny Scheinmann fronted three webinars on how to tell and deliver compelling stories, while MD Gareth Harding coached senior management on writing stickier speeches. “It was a great success,” said Generali’s Jonathan Heywood after the stories were presented at a CEO conference in Budapest. “The support we received was tailored to our requirements, always offering a constructive way to improve. The Clear Europe team always demonstrated an understanding of what’s needed to work with a large corporation and its most senior leaders.

BE PROUD BUT BE SINCERE

Nothing smacks of bad communication more than insincerity – as this dreadful video message from UK PM Theresa May celebrating Pride London demonstrates. If you have just signed a deal with a homophobic party and declare that Pride celebrates “our values of freedom, tolerance and equality,” don’t be surprised if people call you a hypocrite. Sometimes no communication is better than insincere communication.

HOW TO WRITE A CV – 15 DOS AND DONT’S

I am a result-oriented, proactive self-starter and an analytical, insightful, and highly-disciplined problem-solver.” Sound familiar? CVs and cover letters are often full of extravagant claims written in this sort of vague, pompous and pretentious language. If you want your job application to get noticed by potential hirers, you may want to follow some of the 15 tips on how to write a cracking CV suggested by Gareth Harding.

IMPROVING THROUGH IMPROV

Our next News and Booze session on September 19 will be a special one – we’re having a masterclass from Kelly Agathos on how to use improvisation techniques to communicate better. There’s a very limited number of places available so sign up fast.

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About Aurelie Vo Thi

A graduate in advertising from the IHECS school of communication and European affairs from ULB, Aurélie worked in the European Parliament and a child-rights organisation in London before joining Clear Europe.

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