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14 July 2024

Training courses are designed specifically to meet client needs.They draw upon a wide range of “subject modules” which can be varied in length and depth supported by different degrees of practical consolidation.


A core part of communication training is the “Kipper®” technique originally devised by Willie Macnair, previously of the Rhetorical Company, the IP and Trademark of which is owned by Gareth Bunn. Extensions of the technique to team messages, meetings/conference calls and workshops (TeamKipper® and MeetingKipper®) form part of the relevant courses.

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"Excellent, only wish I had done this 30 years ago"

Technical Authority, BAE Systems, Persuasive Presentation Design, 2013

“#incredible, I believe I now know what I need to do to win the communication game”


Managing Consultant, Capgemini, Winning the Communication Game, 2015

““Easily one of the best courses I’ve been on. Incredibly useful”

Team Leader, GBG, Winning the Communication Game 2017

Virtual Courses

In response to the pandemic, and working in partnership with Influence and Persuade Limited, all modules of the “on-site” courses have been re-designed for delivery on-line.

Each module has a clear capability outcome: “You will be able to….”. The 30 module outcomes contribute to 5 “habits” of Mastering Business Relationships: Manage Perceptions; Drive to Action; Communicate Clearly; Diagnose Effectively; Deliver Strongly

Bespoke pick and mix programmes can be put together according to your needs.

If you are looking for virtual delivery of a programme to up-skill your team, please contact us so we can discuss a bespoke programme aligned to the outcomes you seek.

Deliver strongly

7 outcomes

Diagnose effectively

3 outcomes

Communicate clearly

8 outcomes

Drive to action

6 outcomes

Manage perceptions

6 outcomes

Selected course




Theory of communications written and spoken

How memory is created

Audience analysis; engines/social styles

Analysis of ideas

Pyramid thinking

Defining the value proposition (sales)

The design tool for a message (Kipper®)

Team message/event design (Team Kipper®)

Designing and controlling the event

Establishing authority and credibility

Impact of first few minutes

Dealing with nerves

Design and use of effective visual aids

Presentation design practice/feedback

Ego-states and interactions

Managing interactions with others

Dealing with difficult behaviours

Managing ego-states in emails

Understanding brand and differentiation

How to use different rhetorical styles

Levers of persuasion

Duty of care

Understanding others' frames of reference

Nurturing trust in business relationships

Preparing for meetings/interviews

Conducting discovery interviews

Staying on the same wavelength

Managing meetings (including remote)

How to use and manage one's physicality

Using and owning space

Breathing and its impact

Use of voice and modulation

Word stress and intonation

Understanding the power of the pause

Energy levels and their impact

Personal preparation - physical and emotional

Delivering effective workshops (Note 1)

Writing compelling executive proposals (Note 2)

subject modules

Current on-site courses

Contact us

By  email - click here

Mob: +44 (0) 7 785 346 785

Tel: +44 (0) 20 8255 1935

 202 Sheen Lane, London, SW14 8LF

Gratitude and Intellectual Property

I am indebted to Willie Macnair - an inspiring teacher of rhetoric and originator of the “Kipper®” tool the Intellectual Property and Trademark of which is now owned by Gareth Bunn.

Inspiration - books

Cicero - On the Ideal Orator

Elaine Morgan - The descent of woman

Prof Russell Ackoff - Management f-Laws

Mark Forsyth - The elements of eloquence

Stephen Pinker - How the mind works

Simon Lancaster - Speech Writing - The Expert Guide

Tali Sharot - The Influential Mind

Dan Pink - On motivation

Simon Sinek - Golden Circle

Inspiration - videos

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Resources (last updated January 2022)

1. Template - simple “kipper®” v20

2. Example (part-completed) v20

3. Template - team “kipper®” v20

4. Example (part completed) v20

5. Engines/styles q’aire v20

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John Bohannon - PowerPoint or dance

Secure downloads

Simon Sinek - Nobody wins

Will Storr - The Science of Storytelling

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