Communication Skills 

Facilitators Phil Kingston and Andrea Ainsworth © Ros Kavanagh

Taking techniques from the stage, Theatre Skills for Business workshops will help you and your organisation develop a more confident and dynamic communication style in both meetings and presentations.

Our facilitators draw on over 20 years of theatre experience to coach business professionals to become stronger communicators, team players and leaders.

The day-long workshops take place on our iconic Abbey Stage. We have trained professionals from KPMG, Google and Mercer.

We run open workshops once a month and can tailor a bespoke workshop to suit your needs. We also offer one-to-one training.

Tune in to this clip from The Business Show on RTÉ Radio to learn how Theatre Skills for Business can make you a more dynamic communicator.

In The Persuaders podcast, Phil Kingston speaks about how our Collaborate and Innovate workshops build creative and adaptable teams.

 

Open Workshops 

Our workshops are designed for people of all experience levels, and you can attend as an individual or with a group. We offer three distinct open workshops which run throughout the year.

  • Presenting with Impact
    Using skills from the stage, this workshop gives you the techniques to enhance your communication in presentations, meetings and networking events.
    It is ideal for those who have some presenting experience but would like to speak with greater confidence and impact.
  • Personal Presence and Dynamic Delivery
    This is ideal for business professionals who regularly deliver speeches and presentations and want to increase their authority and presence as a speaker. We work to improve the quality of your voice to achieve a personal speaking style which has both energy and influence.
  • The Power of Storytelling
    This workshop explores how a good story works and what it is that draws us in. We provide a series of techniques which will empower your employees to connect their personal stories to your organisational story, enabling them to influence and inspire colleagues and clients alike.

Bespoke Workshops 

You may have specific organisational learning needs you would like to address.

We will work in partnership with you to customise a workshop, to meet your specific needs. We can address areas such as building more collaborative and agile teams, developing a dynamic and authentic leadership style, and fostering innovative thinking. As always, these bespoke workshops are shaped following a consultation with you on your learning needs.

We have created transformative bespoke learning experiences for a variety of clients including IKEA, Irish Life and Northern Trust.

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Workshop Dates 

  • Presenting with Impact – 7 September SOLD OUT
  • Presenting with Impact – October (Confirmed date to follow)

For more information, please contact marie.lawlor@abbeytheatre.ie

Testimonials 

IKEA, Louise Edwards
The coaches at the Abbey Theatre listened to our brief and delivered an amazing day for us.  My team were nervous, but the coaches put them at ease, whilst still challenging them. The workshops were fun, and I have to say the team bonding through the day has brought the team closer and more able to support each other. The feedback from my team was amazing, they could not believe they acted on a stage!

Accenture, Bethany Cullen
Marie and Andrea were a dream to work with. They had a clear vision coming in based on our brief. We had a group of very shy individuals, but Andrea was a superstar in getting them to understand the power of storytelling. All of her pointers and coaching really hit home with the team because during the team’s final telling of their story during the main event, they were superstars! Thank you for helping us!