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Expat Academy GloMo Training - Presentation Skills

GloMo Training – Presentation Skills

Equip yourself with the skills and tools to deliver effective presentations with confidence to international audiences.  You will receive individual feedback on your presentation style and tips on ways to improve.

VENUE: London
TIME: 10.00am - 4.00pm
INVESTMENT: £600 + VAT (COMPLIMENTARY TO EXPAT ACADEMY MEMBERS)
07
Jun
2018
More Info
Venue / London
Squire Patton Boggs

7 Devonshire Square,
London, EC2M 4YH

Course Outline
Introduction and objectives
  • Diagnostic task: your strengths and weaknesses
  • What makes a good presentation? And a good presenter?
Using your voice
  • Activity: How do I sound?
  • Intonation to maintain interest
  • Pacing and pausing
  • Activity: Practice exercises
Re-examining your use of English for presenting
  • Signposting and linking
  • Language for emphasis and impact
  • Global English
  • Activity: Practice exercises
Understanding your audience
  • Identifying audience expectations and needs
  • Clarifying your purpose and objective for the presentation
  • Activity: Intercultural communication styles
  • Direct and indirect, high and low context communications
  • Attitudes to time and space, status and hierarchy
  • Group vs. individual focus
Preparing your presentation
  • Tailoring key messages for a specific audience
  • Choosing your presentation structure, style and format
  • Preparing and working with notes and slides
Delivering your presentation
  • Effective opening and closing
  • Using humour and anecdote
  • Improving your ‘active’ listening skills
  • Handling difficult questions from your audience
  • Dealing with silence
Action Planning and final Q&A
What our attendees have to say:

“The presentation skills session really has helped! I’m so used to having my hands together now when I present that it doesn’t seem so odd! I do it whenever I can.” Davina Fernandes, Magrath 

“I signed up to this training with some trepidation knowing that I would be pushed outside my comfort zone.I needn’t have worried, Bo the trainer was hugely encouraging and gave excellent advice on body language, structuring  your presentation, understanding your audience etc. We practised what we had learnt through the day and although daunting at first, the group supported each other and we could all see the vast improvements we had made.I thoroughly enjoyed the day and left feeling more confident. Thank you.” Zoe Bennett, Sthree 

Expat Academy Global Heads Network Meeting

Global Heads Network Meeting

This full day meeting for the Expat Academy Global Heads Network will focus on the key strategic challenges for the most senior Global Mobility Professionals in Europe. By invitation only..

VENUE: London
TIME: 10.00am - 5.30pm
INVESTMENT: INVITATION ONLY
07
Jun
2018
More Info
Venue / London
PwC More London

7 More London Riverside
London SE1 2RT

The aim of the Global Head Network is to facilitate shared learning, connect on current issues and provide the platform for thought leadership within the Global Mobility Industry.

Attendees submit agenda points and topics are categorised and circulated ahead of the meeting to ensure the facilitated discussion is as strategic as possible on the day.

Expat Academy Bite Size Briefing

Bite Size Briefing

A training day for the Expat Academy community. A chance to listen and learn about the latest trends, get technical updates and industry insights from the team and their technical training partners. The main aim of the day is to provide intellectually challenging content which will enhance your professional development and maintain your specialist GM knowledge.

VENUE: London
TIME: 10.00am-5.00pm
INVESTMENT: MEMBERS ONLY
11
Jun
2018
More Info
Venue / London
BDO

55 Baker Street,
London, W1U 7EU

Want to know more about what a Bite Size Briefing is, then click HERE to take a look at our BSB flyer!

What our members have to say:

“An excellent event, venue, speakers and members.”  Tommy King, BACB

“A very good mix of different topics. Different companies providing examples of what they have done is really insightful, and it’s good to know how others are faring with current key issues.” Lizzie Bodington, UBS

“Some great Technological Content, pitched at the right level.” Sonal Wadher, Tesco

“I thought that today’s session was perfect for a comprehensive overview. I look forward to attending the next session.” Claire Gladstone, Legal & General Investment Management

 

Expat Academy Virtual Meeting Training

Virtual Meeting Training

Delivered virtually in two 90-minute sessions on 20 & 27 June – delegates need to attend both sessions.

VENUE: Online
TIME: 10.00am - 11.30am
INVESTMENT:
20
Jun
2018
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Venue / Online

According to the Harvard Business Review, managers can spend up to 50% of their working week in meetings.  In the US, there are 25 million meetings per day at an estimated cost of $37 billion in lost productivity.  Of all the meetings that we attend, the most unproductive are the virtual meetings.  Connection issues, multitasking, distractions, and poor facilitation mean that the time we would have spent travelling to a face to face meeting would have been more efficient than attending the virtual conference.  How can we reclaim that time and boost meeting efficiency?  This two-session course will give you the skills to improve your meeting skills, whether as a facilitator/chair or as a participant.

Delivered virtually in two 90-minute sessions, you will be able to practice the skills you learn during the session.  You will explore how to:

  • Adjust your meeting skills for the virtual environment
  • Increase engagement and ensure best use of the time
  • Flex your communication style to your virtual audience
Expat Academy Charity Masked Summer Ball

Charity Masked Summer Ball

Join us for an evening of fun and mystery at our Charity Masked Summer Ball.

This is the perfect opportunity to don your glad rags, dust off your dancing shoes, enjoy exquisite food in the grand surroundings of The Law Society in the company of other Global Mobility professionals.

The stunning Common Room is a majestic setting in which to enjoy our mysterious Masked Ball.  The evening commences at 18:30 with a drinks reception, followed by a three-course meal.  Before you can dance the night away to a live band, a charity auction/raffle will raise money for our two nominated charities* (100% of profit from ticket sales and the auction/raffle will go to the charities).

VENUE: London 6.30pm - 12.00am
TIME: 6.30pm
INVESTMENT: £1,600 per table or £175 per ticket
22
Jun
2018
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Venue / London 6.30pm - 12.00am
The Law Society

113 Chancery Lane

London WC2A 1PL

Venue:                The Common Room, The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PL

Dress Code:       Black tie … and a mask

Tickets:               Seating is based on tables of 10 for £1,600.  Individual tickets are available for £175.

Arrival:                18:30

Carriages:           Midnight


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Expat Academy Expat Academy Surgery

Expat Academy Surgery

These technical sessions are relevant to senior GM professionals.
The half day event will offer you a unique opportunity to meet with five  separate technical experts, in small table groups, who will listen to issues you are encountering and share insights based on their experience of how other organisations have handled these issues.

VENUE: London
TIME: 1.00pm - 4.30pm
INVESTMENT: MEMBERS ONLY
03
Jul
2018
More Info
Venue / London
PwC More London

7 More London Riverside
London SE1 2RT

A light lunch will be available from 1pm.

The sessions will start at 1.30pm and you will have an opportunity to rotate to a new expert every 30 minutes.

Networking drinks will be available from 4.30pm.

 

Sponsors

Expat Academy Global Benefits Masterclass

Global Benefits Masterclass

This training session led by Punter Southall Health & Protection will cover three topical issues:-

VENUE: London
TIME: 1.00pm-4.30pm
INVESTMENT: £600 + VAT (COMPLIMENTARY TO EXPAT ACADEMY MEMBERS)
24
Jul
2018
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Venue / London

Mental Health – This will cover some particular challenges for Expats and those living outside their home country with advice and tips on how to avoid / deal with these challenges with specific case studies.  The speaker will look at the increased risks of Expats and how you could offer support.
We will cover the importance of pre-assignment screening with ensuring the right support is in place from the start as well as culture training which is key to supporting your Ex-Pats mental health.

Expatriate Benefits – Buying challenges and understanding how policies are constructed and priced.  It can be surprising what providers will consider when pricing schemes and the varied approach to risk for locations around the world.  We will offer advice on the appropriate questions to ask and aim to simplify the buying process.
The session will include a buyers checklist for Expat benefits to help delegates become better buyers.

Global Wellbeing Challenges – How to integrate Expats into wellbeing programmes, the challenges and opportunities for leading employers.
Wellbeing is a the forefront of considerations for employers in 2018. This session will offer guidance on the various options and the methods of delivery of the solutions and the effectiveness of the various programmes.

Registration will be from 1pm for a 1.30pm start. The session will finish at 4.30pm and will be followed networking drinks from 4.30pm to 7pm.

Sponsors

Expat Academy GloMo Training - Working Effectively Across Cultures

GloMo Training – Working Effectively Across Cultures

Increase knowledge of cultural values, attitudes and their impact on international working and raise awareness of your own working preferences and communication style.

VENUE: London
TIME: 10.00am - 4.00pm
INVESTMENT: £600 + VAT (COMPLIMENTARY TO EXPAT ACADEMY MEMBERS)
14
Aug
2018
More Info
Venue / London
Punter Southall

11 Strand, London, WC2N 5HR

Course Outline

This training session will give you an understanding of  the key cultural challenges of the cultures represented by your colleagues and clients, and will help you to develop intercultural skills to build more effective business relationships across cultural boundaries.

The course will delve into the following:
  • Learn an effective model to identify cultural behaviour and values
  • Understand the impact of culture on work behaviours
  • Identify culturally appropriate responses
  • Learn how to adapt your communication style to be culturally effective
  • Examine how to bridge the cultural gap

This training session will be great for anyone who interacts directly with the internal Global Mobility team and in particular those who work in business development.

 

Expat Academy Expat Academy Conference

Expat Academy Conference

VENUE: London
TIME: 9.00am - 5.00pm
INVESTMENT: £675 + VAT (COMPLIMENTARY TO EXPAT ACADEMY MEMBERS)
24
Sep
2018
More Info
Venue / London
What YOU have to say about us and the conference:

“The thing to really bear in mind about the Expat Academy is that it’s run by people who actually understand Global Mobility.” Nick Jackson, Lloyds Register

“Expat Academy has helped me on two fronts. Firstly, there are some practical tools, such as assignment letter templates, who have helped me greatly when under time pressure. Secondly, I’m pleased to have met not just other members of the academy, but representatives from partner organisations who are able to share their experiences on more challenging areas such as insurance. I am sure that in time and as the resources and relationships evolve I will continue to derive greater benefits from Expat Academy.” Lindsay Gallard, Laing Investments Management Services

“The Expat Academy conference is the most worthwhile day you’ll spend away from your desk all year; industry updates, networking opportunities, a key note speaker and a chance to have all your questions answered by people actually working in GM. I came away with renewed enthusiasm for my role and a whole toolkit of practical solutions to my most immediate issues.” Jean-Claire Flanagan, ERM

“Anybody coming through the door doesn’t feel as if they’re attending a conference where they’re going to get a dozen business cards shoved into their face. It’s really about networking, about asking questions and learning.” Gordon Walsh, Polaris

“Expat Academy has provided me with straightforward, practical advice on how to drive, influence and market our global mobility function.” Samantha Thorne, University of Nottingham

Expat Academy Amsterdam - Network Huddle

Amsterdam – Network Huddle

Our Amsterdam Network Huddle is for Global Mobility professionals to come together to share current operational challenges and gain advice from fellow network members and industry experts.

VENUE: Amsterdam
TIME: 10.00am - 4.30pm
INVESTMENT: Members only
02
Oct
2018
More Info
Venue / Amsterdam
Philips

Amstelplein 2, 1096 BC Amsterdam

Netherlands

 

 

There will be a chance to listen and learn about the latest trends, get technical updates and industry insights from the team and their technical training partners. The main aim of the day is to provide intellectually challenging content which will enhance your professional development, maintain your specialist Global Mobility knowledge and offer the chance for you to network.

Expat Academy Expat Academy Surgery

Expat Academy Surgery

These technical sessions are relevant to senior GM professionals.
The half day event will offer you a unique opportunity to meet with five  separate technical experts, in small table groups, who will listen to issues you are encountering and share insights based on their experience of how other organisations have handled these issues.

VENUE: London
TIME: 1.00pm - 4.30pm
INVESTMENT: MEMBERS ONLY
11
Oct
2018
More Info
Venue / London
BDO

55 Baker Street,
London, W1U 7EU

A light lunch will be available from 1pm.

The sessions will start at 1.30pm and you will have an opportunity to rotate to a new expert every 30 minutes.

Networking drinks will be available from 4.30pm.

 

Sponsors

Expat Academy GloMo Training - Presentation Skills

GloMo Training – Presentation Skills

Equip yourself with the skills and tools to deliver effective presentations with confidence to international audiences.  You will receive individual feedback on your presentation style and tips on ways to improve.

VENUE: London
TIME: 10.00am - 4.00pm
INVESTMENT: £600 + VAT (COMPLIMENTARY TO EXPAT ACADEMY MEMBERS)
22
Oct
2018
More Info
Venue / London
Equus Software

1 Norton Folgate

London E1 6DB

 Course Outline

Introduction and objectives
  • Diagnostic task: your strengths and weaknesses
  • What makes a good presentation? And a good presenter?
Using your voice
  • Activity: How do I sound?
  • Intonation to maintain interest
  • Pacing and pausing
  • Activity: Practice exercises
Re-examining your use of English for presenting
  • Signposting and linking
  • Language for emphasis and impact
  • Global English
  • Activity: Practice exercises
Understanding your audience
  • Identifying audience expectations and needs
  • Clarifying your purpose and objective for the presentation
  • Activity: Intercultural communication styles
  • Direct and indirect, high and low context communications
  • Attitudes to time and space, status and hierarchy
  • Group vs. individual focus
Preparing your presentation
  • Tailoring key messages for a specific audience
  • Choosing your presentation structure, style and format
  • Preparing and working with notes and slides
Delivering your presentation
  • Effective opening and closing
  • Using humour and anecdote
  • Improving your ‘active’ listening skills
  • Handling difficult questions from your audience
  • Dealing with silence
Action Planning and final Q&A
What our attendees have to say:

“The presentation skills session really has helped! I’m so used to having my hands together now when I present that it doesn’t seem so odd! I do it whenever I can.” Davina Fernandes, Magrath 

“I signed up to this training with some trepidation knowing that I would be pushed outside my comfort zone.I needn’t have worried, Bo the trainer was hugely encouraging and gave excellent advice on body language, structuring  your presentation, understanding your audience etc. We practised what we had learnt through the day and although daunting at first, the group supported each other and we could all see the vast improvements we had made.I thoroughly enjoyed the day and left feeling more confident. Thank you.” Zoe Bennett, Sthree 

Expat Academy Birmingham - Network Huddle

Birmingham – Network Huddle

Our Birmingham Network Huddle is for Global Mobility professionals to come together to share current operational challenges and gain advice from fellow network members and industry experts.

VENUE: Birmingham
TIME: 10.00am - 4.30pm
INVESTMENT: Members only
13
Nov
2018
More Info
Venue / Birmingham
BDO LLP

Two Snowhill,
Birmingham, B4 6GA

There will be a chance to listen and learn about the latest trends, get technical updates and industry insights from the team and their technical training partners. The main aim of the day is to provide intellectually challenging content which will enhance your professional development, maintain your specialist Global Mobility knowledge and offer the chance for you to network.

Sponsors

Expat Academy Global Heads Network Meeting

Global Heads Network Meeting

This full day meeting for the Expat Academy Global Heads Network will focus on the key strategic challenges for the most senior Global Mobility Professionals in Europe. By invitation only..

VENUE: London
TIME: 10.00am - 5.30pm
INVESTMENT: INVITATION ONLY
21
Nov
2018
More Info
Venue / London

The aim of the Global Head Network is to facilitate shared learning, connect on current issues and provide the platform for thought leadership within the Global Mobility Industry.

Attendees submit agenda points and topics are categorised and circulated ahead of the meeting to ensure the facilitated discussion is as strategic as possible on the day.

Expat Academy GloMo Training - Essential Global Mobility

GloMo Training – Essential Global Mobility

This course will provide you with an insight into Global Mobility jargon, acronyms and the assignment life cycle.  Plus an overview of the tax and immigration considerations when managing globally mobile employees helping you piece together the complicated jigsaw that is GM. Relevant to those reasonably new to GM or who work in a specialist area and are keen to broaden their knowledge.

VENUE: London
TIME: 10.00am - 4.00pm
INVESTMENT: £600 + VAT (COMPLIMENTARY TO EXPAT ACADEMY MEMBERS)
26
Nov
2018
More Info
Venue / London
BDO

55 Baker Street,
London, W1U 7EU

Course Outline
Global Mobility jargon busting

We will review commonly used terminology used by Global Mobility Managers and explain what they mean.

What is Global Mobility?

An overview of the international assignment lifecycle.

The essentials about tax planning and compliance

An overview of why tax is so important in an international assignment.

To tax equalise or not? That is the question!

An introduction to the concept of tax equalisation.

The sugar dip

An opportunity to check your learning from the course so far.

The essentials about immigration

A high level review of immigration considerations for a globally mobile population.

Looking after the assignee and family

A whistle stop tour of some of the ways organisations support their employees and families whilst overseas.

Global Mobility trends and predictions

Insights from the Expat Academy community.

What our members have to say:

“This course has provided broad learning on the basic components across the Global Mobility process, which will increase awareness and help avoid potential pitfalls. I would recommend this course to other team members. After completing this course I feel more informed on the areas within Global Mobility.” Samantha Williams, Amazon

“Me and my colleagues now have a broader understanding of information and we now understand the delays and issues with Global Mobility. I would recommend this course to anyone looking to get an overview of Global Mobility and payroll. After completing this course I have a better understanding of Global Mobility.” James Palmer, Tribal

“As a part of the international team who look after Global Mobility the course has been useful to gain a general understanding of Global Mobility. I would recommend this course to Global Mobility Teams, especially new starters who haven’t had experience in Global Mobility before. I have only been I my role for two months and this course has been beneficial. After completing this course, I have more knowledge and a further understanding of the Global Mobility process.” Faye Mace, Berwin Leighton Paisner

Expat Academy Bite Size Briefing

Bite Size Briefing

A training day for the Expat Academy community. A chance to listen and learn about the latest trends, get technical updates and industry insights from the team and their technical training partners. The main aim of the day is to provide intellectually challenging content which will enhance your professional development and maintain your specialist GM knowledge.

VENUE: London
TIME: 10.00am - 5.00pm
INVESTMENT: MEMBERS ONLY
04
Dec
2018
More Info
Venue / London
BDO

55 Baker Street,
London, W1U 7EU

Want to know more about what a Bite Size Briefing is, then click HERE to take a look at our BSB flyer!

What our members have to say:

“An excellent event, venue, speakers and members.”  Tommy King, BACB

“A very good mix of different topics. Different companies providing examples of what they have done is really insightful, and it’s good to know how others are faring with current key issues.” Lizzie Bodington, UBS

“Some great Technological Content, pitched at the right level.” Sonal Wadher, Tesco

“I thought that today’s session was perfect for a comprehensive overview. I look forward to attending the next session.” Claire Gladstone, Legal & General Investment Management

 

Free! Event Guide

At our 2017 Conference (aka The Extravaganza) we brought together the entire Expat Academy community for the Global Mobility collaboration event of the year. It’s full of lots of interesting and relevant articles, click below to download your copy of the  2017 Event Guide NOW!

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