Bob Harvey, Business Speaker, Team-Building Trainer, Facilitator, Communication Speaker, Bob devotes a proportion of his time to an international educational charity, and has helped to run training programmes both in the UK and also abroad, including courses for a multi-cultural group in South Africa and in a prison for drug offenders and fraudsters in California.

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Background

Bob is a freelance specialist in the field of corporate communications. He has an international reputation as a writer of commercial presentations, and frequently moderates the management conferences and live events that he designs and scripts.

Bob is a big man in every sense, and achieves a charismatic rapport with his audience. He speaks knowledgeably on his favourite subject of "The Art of Re-inventing Yourself" from a breadth of experience in his personal life.

His career stretches from dealing in antiquarian books while a student at university, to marketing shoes in the African bush, telephone canvassing for home improvements and writing advertising campaigns for garden sheds.

He owned and ran a group of gourmet restaurants, wrote his own monthly magazine feature and broadcast his own series of radio programmes.

His efforts while International Sales Director for the soft drinks company, Soda-stream, were recognised when the company received the Queen's Award for Exports.

Areas of Expertise

Now he speaks on parallels with the personal adjustments that many employees and managers need to make as their companies evolve and develop in the face of constant and rapid change in commercial and industrial structures.

In addition to his business activities, Bob devotes a proportion of his time to an international educational charity, and has helped to run training programmes both in the UK and also abroad, including courses for a multi-cultural group in South Africa and in a prison for drug offenders and fraudsters in California.



Small Talk: Big Talk!

In this entertaining workshop you will learn how to control a conversation, steer a negotiation to a win-win outcome and convey a convincing argument on something that is important to you - and all on the spur of the moment!

Conversation

Are you listening to what is being said, or are you listening to what YOU are going to say next? Effective conversation is all about feedback, respect, understanding and showing the other party that they have been heard.

Negotiation

Too often a negotiation is confrontational, when it should be a co-operative process, working towards achieving a common objective. How can you do this, especially when the other party just doesn't seem to see things the same way that you do?

Communication They may be listening to you, but are they hearing what you are saying?

How can you ensure that your audience gets the message, and how do you stretch their attention span beyond the first three or four minutes?

Action At the end of the day, you want more than understanding and acceptance; you want results. The secret of "making it all happen", lies in empowering people to take ownership of an issue and to identify themselves with its success.

Bob Harvey has an international reputation as a corporate writer, designing and scripting events as well as moderating conferences. He holds an Honours degree in Economics, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He has a powerful presence and achieves a charismatic rapport with his audience.

He works as a consultant with many national and global organisations in developing the live events that are a vital core element in corporate communication programmes.

He is increasingly in demand for individual and group coaching on personal management skills, and runs workshops on communication techniques, with the emphasis on all areas of spoken interaction, from the basics of effective conversation to the skill of positive listening and the techniques of everyday negotiation. He is an expert in impromptu speaking, and is the current British Isles champion in this field.

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