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Potent Communications we provide an exclusive, high-end portfolio of services that are tailored specifically to your requirements and needs.

PresentationWe will carry out an objective audit of your business, providing truthful advice from an independent perspective.

We have the ability to act as your spokesperson or counsel, alternatively we offer training to groups and individuals from both UK and global companies, and we always assess, evaluate and give feedback on your performance in order to ensure that you achieve the desired results.

Your employees are your ambassadors. It is vital that they are effective communicators, professional in appearance and outlook, and that they reflect the quality and integrity of your brand.

They must be able to work together as a team, and it is imperative that you demonstrate strong and effective leadership.

We provide a client experience that is personal, customised and better targeted than anything our competitors can offer. We offer an innovative and unique experience, whereby all advice is geared towards benefiting you and your business. We ensure that all our solutions are aligned with your core business needs and your personal goals.

Please click on the services below to see how we may assist you
in realising your business and personal communications objectives:


  • Presentation Skills

    In a time-pressured business environment, the ability to communicate effectively and efficiently with your staff, shareholders, customers, competitors and regulators is key to your corporate success.

    In order to achieve constructive and profitable relationships with third parties, you must have an effective communications strategy in place. Don't let inadequate communications weaken your business's capacity to deliver.

    If you wish to improve your presentation skills, we will devise you a challenging yet rewarding programme comprising a mixture of formal training, counselling and practical exercises that will result in you and your staff having the confidence to speak fluently, eloquently and with authority. The ability to present well, think on your feet, and structure a persuasive argument is an invaluable skill.

    Whether you are dealing with a live question and answer session, giving a speech to shareholders, speaking at a conference, delivering a pitch, conducting or attending an interview, or attending a court hearing, we can offer practical and realistic exercises that will give you a thorough grounding in what to expect, enabling you to deliver a professional, knowledgeable and authoritative performance.

    We cover all conceivable aspects of presentations, including:

    • planning and preparation
    • understanding your audience
    • appropriate use of audio and visual aids
    • delivery
    • answering questions
    • dress and image
    • venue choice
    • demeanour and body language
    • confidence and assertiveness
    • stress management

    An effective presentation and communications strategy can help you to:

    • retain existing clients and acquire new ones
    • retain and strengthen relationships between staff
    • gain a competitive edge
    • develop strong relationships with your stakeholders
    • avoid internal conflicts and power struggles
    • avoid breaching professional codes and regulations
    • avoid litigation and employment disputes

    We are very flexible and can employ a range of methods to achieve your goals, including:

    • one-to-one counselling
    • small/large group sessions
    • interactive video-conferencing
    • podcasts
    • e-communications - emailing footage/draft speeches and receiving review and feedback online
    • drafting presentations (including slide reviews)
    • filming and assessing your delivery
    • filming one of our team delivering your speech/presentation as a guide to style
    • internal audit of staff

    We can build up a portfolio of your performances week by week, month by month, cataloguing your improvements over time and offering feedback along the way.

    We can attend sessions at your office at any time appropriate to you. We can also arrange for someone to attend an event with you to give you support and advice throughout. If necessary, our team can be called upon to deliver a presentation for you, negotiate on your behalf, host an event or appear in your corporate video.

    If you find yourself in the middle of a PR crisis or having to make a keynote speech or presentation at the last minute, we can provide an emergency service, whereby we swiftly review what is required and send an appropriate member of the team directly to assist you.

    For more details about Presentation Skills please contact us.
  • Debate/Rhetoric

    The skills employed in debate are invaluable and can be put to use extensively in both your business and personal lives.

    Whether dealing with your staff, shareholders, the press, the public, regulators or competitors, the ability to think on your feet and structure an argument, with little or no preparation time and under pressure, is a great skill to possess.

    Our tailor-made debating skills programmes will ensure that you can:

    • speak fluently and eloquently with little preparation and no notes
    • think on your feet with confidence and authority
    • think and communicate clearly when under pressure
    • think quickly and analytically
    • apply an ambitious and determined approach to solving problems and presenting solutions
    • think logically and coherently
    • appreciate the virtues of style

    As part of your programme we will examine various rules of rhetoric to understand better the art of building an argument and to identify the most effective and appropriate use of style. Debate is far more rigorous than an ordinary presentation and can greatly improve your mental and physical faculties; to be able to deal with challenging circumstances at a moment's notice while remaining calm, confident and credible is an invaluable skill in business.

    A good debater will become an even better presenter, leading to the following benefits:

    • You are more likely to be called upon to assist and lead
    • Your confidence will increase
    • You will find there are greater opportunities open to you
    • You will be able to connect better with people
    • You will be better placed to persuade in negotiation
    • People will take you more seriously as you will speak with authority and credibility
    • You will become focused and more readily able to identify what is relevant
    • You will overcome fears and anxieties and boost your confidence

    We are very flexible and can employ a range of methods to achieve your goals, including:

    • one-to-one counselling
    • small/large group sessions
    • interactive video-conferencing
    • podcasts
    • e-communications - emailing footage and receiving review and feedback online

    We can attend sessions at your office at any time appropriate to you. We can also arrange for someone to attend an event with you to give you support and advice throughout.

    For more details about Debate/Rhetoric please contact us.
  • Leadership

    Quality leadership is central to the survival and prosperity of corporations, teams, groups and individuals. Effective communications skills will give you the confidence, credibility and authority to lead your staff and garner respect from your team, your superiors and your competitors.

    We can help you to nurture confident leaders in your organisation who will inspire and motivate those around them. We use profiling techniques to identify those persons with leadership traits and to develop effective leadership programmes and training courses that are relevant to each individual.

    Good leadership involves having systems in place that ensure that all your team are encouraged to conduct themselves appropriately and in compliance with legal, professional and ethical good practice. It is imperative that you establish a clear line of communication that allows any member of staff to seek advice and report non-compliance in full confidence.

    For more details about Leadership please contact us.
  • Negotiation

    Becoming an effective communicator will allow you to become an effective negotiator. You will be able to weigh up the arguments, articulate a great strategy, and effectively argue your points to persuade other parties of the strength of your position.

    Through practical exercises, our lawyers and psychologists can train your team to become accomplished negotiators, ensuring that they can think on their feet and argue persuasively in order to reach a beneficial conclusion for your company.

    By assessing your existing skills, we can help you and your team to develop superior, flexible and effective negotiation techniques. We are also available to act as negotiators alongside you or on your behalf, especially in matters of contract, conflict and dispute.

    For more details about Negotiation please contact us.
  • Psychometrics

    We can help you to hire, train and retain the best people in the best possible manner. Who and how you train and the solutions that you implement will depend on your employees personalities, skills and abilities. We can help you to determine your teams attributes by designing, delivering and interpreting assessments that fit your requirements.

    Psychometric tests can provide important information about the capability of an individual to perform a particular role or deliver on a project. Our expertly designed psychometric tests will assess candidates ability and behaviour, identifying their critical characteristics and abilities, in order to ensure that you select the best candidate for the role.

    These techniques will save you time and money both in the short-term recruitment process and in the long-term staff retention process. Furthermore, the use of our tests and services will ensure that you are compliant with the law and good practice, and can help you to avoid any costly or damaging publicity or litigation.

    Many companies offer psychometric testing; however, it is essential that you entrust a company with the expertise and experience to devise, deliver and, more importantly, accurately interpret the results.

    With our specialist team headed by internationally respected psychologist Nigel Evans, we can ensure that the tests are not only expertly tailored to your needs, but also interpreted accurately by outstanding experts in their field.

    Nigel is qualified through the British Psychological Society not only to deliver and interpret results, but also, if desired, to offer training in this highly complex skill set.

    For more details about Psychometrics please contact us.
  • Image & Styling

    First impressions are everything. Once people have made an intial judgement about us, it is very difficult to change their mind. Thus, it is essential to get it right first time. How you physically present yourself can make or break desired results. You and your team are the face of your business, ambassadors for your company. Does your image communicate your personal and professional best?

    Our image consultants can give you an edge both in life and in the competitive marketplace by ensuring that every detail of your image suits you, makes you feel confident yet comfortable, and effectively conveys an appropriate message.

    Personal style and image consultant, Nuk Phanurat, heads our team of image experts. Having previously founded his own fashion label in New York that sold his handmade high-end garments to over 450 fashion retailers worldwide, Nuk uses his business acumen and fashion savoir faire to his clients' best advantage.

    All of our image consultants are experts in their field, having worked for high-end fashion houses at a senior level and/or having established their own fashion labels. They understand the importance of individuals and corporations maintaining a positive public image, and the impact that styling can have on this.

    Our experts will identify your image and styling objectives, and ensure that your looks and personality are used to maximum effect. They are very sensitive to your needs and any recommendations will always be proportionate, context-driven and economically viable.

    Our team can help you to:

    • convey an image that reflects success and enhances your brand and reputation
    • increase your style confidence
    • use your looks and personality to best effect
    • dress like a leader
    • connect better with people
    • appear more authoritative and credible
    • brand yourself in a unique and compelling way
    • save money by purchasing items that actually suit you and are not discarded after one use
    • dress appropriately and be mindful of cultural sensitivities

    We are very flexible and can employ a range of methods to achieve your goals, including:

    • one-to-one counselling
    • small/large group sessions
    • personal shopping experience
    • interactive video-conferencing
    • podcasts
    • e-communications - emailing footage and receiving review and feedback online

    We can attend sessions at your office at any time appropriate to you. We can also arrange for someone to attend an event with you to ensure that you are dressed immaculately and that your make-up brings out the best in you.

    We can keep a photographic and video portfolio of the outfits that you wear and the dates on which you wear them, so that you have a complete archive of your outfits, venues and dates. This can prove invaluable when planning what to wear for future events.

    For more details about Image & Styling please contact us.
  • Teamwork

    Teamwork is all about energising, motivating and communicating with your staff. Communication between the core functions of your organisation is key to ensuring that the sum of the parts is working towards the benefit of the whole.

    Our psychometric tests will help you to hire the best people on account of their skills and personalities. Clear communication and leadership will ensure that this team flourishes and helps to build a successful and productive business environment.

    The solutions we offer will improve team spirit, develop crucial team working skills and increase productivity.

    For more details about Teamwork please contact us.
  • Motivation

    All individuals are programmed to work towards achieving desired goals; however, in business it is essential that personal motivations are aligned with corporate achievement.

    We can identify and remove any obstacles to your corporate success by harnessing the inner drive of your workforce and tailoring communications between you and its members.

    A key focus is core motivations: let us help you realign the behaviour, attitudes and culture of your staff in order to reach your future targets.

    Our motivational assessments and subsequent interventions are best set at a macro level in order to gain maximum return; however, focus can also be placed on key teams and individuals.

    Our objective insight will help you to create a highly motivated team that strives for quality and increased productivity.

    For more details about Motivation please contact us.
  • Confidence

    Managers and directors are responsible for making decisions that will lead to the best course of action for their business. Self-confidence is a start; confidence in others to see the directive through is a must.

    We promote positive yet realistic self-belief. We can organise a motivational event - coaching or even providing the speaker; however, motivational speakers can only do so much - fundamental changes in confidence levels must be made on an individual basis.

    Working at both ends of the self-confidence spectrum, we can help you to manage your staff confidence levels so that there is an objective focus on specific tasks and decisions, thereby delivering maximum results.

    For more details about Confidence please contact us.
  • Manage Stress

    Stress management is pivotal in sustaining high performance and maintaining positive work relationships. The mismanagement or even denial of stress can cause serious damage to your bottom line from resulting underperformance and illness.

    Our stress management programmes get to the heart of the matter by first carrying out a corporate health check and then prescribing necessary actions.

    These can include:

    • reducing and even eliminating stressors
    • monitoring stress levels and devising coping strategies
    • dealing with the effects of stress positively in order to restore energy levels

    Our team of psychologists and doctors are well versed in the individual needs found within an organisational context and are on hand to provide the most appropriate solutions. As members of professional health bodies, our consultants guarantee the utmost care and confidentiality.

    For more details about Managing Stress please contact us.
  • Writing & Drafting

    It is essential that your staff can express themselves clearly in writing as well as orally. Oftentimes, the only route to getting that pitch or interview in the first place is through a written proposal.

    Our writing and drafting programmes will train you in the art of writing fluently, eloquently, confidently and with authority. This can be achieved through a mixture of formal training, counselling and practical exercises.

    Our team can also help you to write scripts for spoken presentations. A common mistake is to try and deliver a presentation from a script that was written to be read rather than spoken aloud.

    If you cannot express yourself clearly and effectively in writing, you could:

    • limit your opportunities
    • lose clients
    • fail to acquire clients/contracts
    • lose the confidence of your team
    • lose credibility and authority
    • fail to engage with customers
    • fail to see off competition
    • lose money due to inadequate agreement terms
    • damage your reputation and brand

    It is vital that the written material that you produce can connect with the target audience and convey your message coherently. We can build up a portfolio of your material week by week, month by month, cataloguing your improvements over time and offering feedback along the way.

    We are very flexible and can employ a range of methods to achieve your goals, including:

    • one-to-one counselling
    • small/large group sessions
    • interactive video-conferencing
    • podcasts
    • e-communications - emailing written drafts and receiving review and feedback online
    • drafting speeches or presentations (including slide reviews)
    • assessing and reviewing draft material and providing feedback and recommendations
    • drafting speeches/presentations/brochures/publicity material
    • internal audit of staff and written documentation

    We can attend sessions at your office at any time appropriate to you. We can also arrange for someone to attend an event with you to give you support and advice throughout.

    If you find yourself in the middle of a PR crisis or having to draft a keynote speech or press release at the last minute, we can provide an emergency service, whereby we swiftly review what is required and send an appropriate member of the team directly to assist you.

    For more details about Writing & Drafting please contact us.
  • Legal Training

    Our legal training team consists of solicitors and barristers with training expertise, high-end practical experience and academic pedigree.

    We cover a range of areas, including bribery and corruption, money laundering, employment law, and contract and regulatory law.

    We are very flexible and can employ a range of training methods to achieve your goals, including:

    • one-to-one counselling
    • small/large group sessions
    • interactive video-conferencing
    • podcasts
    • internal audit of staff

    We can build up a portfolio of legal training provided and give regular reviews and updates depending on your specific requirements.

    We also provide an emergency service whereby we offer assistance if you find yourself requiring specialist legal knowledge at short notice - perhaps for a speech, training programme or meeting. We can swiftly review what is needed and email you an explanatory, easy-to-follow document or send an appropriate expert to assist you directly.

    For more details about Legal Training please contact us.

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