How to be a High Impact Introvert

Practical tools to help you speak up and raise your profile in meetings and group situations
Full day


A lot of talented leaders and potential leaders are uncomfortable in the limelight. If you are one of them, how can you manage your preference to stay under the radar while developing a successful career and reaching your full potential?

This course will help you understand the strengths and potential drawbacks of your natural preferences, so you can use them to your advantage.

What you'll learn

On this practical and interactive one day programme you will learn techniques to help you in situations that commonly cause anxiety:

  • Ways to introduce yourself to create a confident impression
  • Four ways to participate effectively and raise your profile in meetings without being the subject expert
  • A simple four step structure to help you explain your opinion clearly to others
  • Dealing with difficult questions
  • A handy technique for responding assertively to verbal challenges
  • A simple tool that you can use to put your suggestions over in a way that will sell them to your audience
  • Sounding and looking confident in public situations – verbal and physical techniques
  • Knowing your choices, building flexibility and being in control of your responses
  • Strategies for ‘cocktail party' type events
  • 7 simple techniques to build a strong professional network

Who is it for?

The course will suit participants at all levels who:

  • don't feel they do themselves justice in meetings or group situations
  • have taken up a role that require them to put forward ideas in meetings composed of anything from 6 to 100 participants
  • feel their ideas and contribution can get overlooked and realise they will need to raise their profile to improve their career prospects

Your facilitator

Shona Ward
Shona Ward

Shona loves to help people make changes in their people skills that produce big results. She is a Managing Partner of the Learning Curve Network and has been designing and delivering interactive training events since 1987. She began her career providing individual counselling and psychotherapy in Further Education, Health and Social services and uses this background in psychology to make her training effective and long lasting. She provides management development, staff event facilitation and interpersonal skills training across multiple sectors and has worked with manufacturing companies, language schools, insurance companies, publishers, utility companies, housing associations, NHS Trusts, and universities . Our clients say that she is engaging, informative, and inspires confidence.


I took the High Impact for Introverts course with Shona. This was the first development course on communication that I've been to that I've found genuinely useful. (A lot of other courses sometimes feel like hippie mindfulness courses instead and generally over-do things like voice/power posing). Shona's course actually has a lot of great takeaway's that are realistic for an introvert to actually go and apply in real life. It covers a wide array of areas - such as networking, meetings and even a bit on short speeches. Shona was also an excellent trainer, thank you!
Transaction Analyst, British Business Bank
Very useful and practical, learning through doing rather than just theory. It is really worth doing!
Chief Financial Officer
It was extremely useful. The framework that was set was very useful. The topics covered were relevant and there were lots of practical tips to help me improve my impact. Helps you understand why improvement is needed and what you need to do to have an impact in the workplace.
Policy Advisor, HM Treasury
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How to be a High Impact Introvert
21/10/20 9:30am - 4:30am