Think on Your Feet®

The internationally acclaimed workshop that trains you to organize your ideas FAST!  Think on Your Feet® is the globally acclaimed workshop that trains you to analyze, organize and present your ideas FAST. 

Think on Your Feet® introduces the capsules-of-persuasion concept: 10 plans that structure your ideas quickly.

  • To explain complex ideas clearly
  • To get to the point
  • To be more persuasive
  • To grab your audience's attention
  • To respond on the spot
Even under pressure!

What is Think on Your Feet®?
Designed by Dr Keith Spicer, Think on Your Feet® is a practical workshop on how to structure your ideas to speak concisely and persuasively.
  • To answer questions on the spot
  • Improve your confidence
  • Enhance your credibility
  • Increase your listener's retention
The workshop introduces the "capsules-of-persuasion" concept:
  • To explain complex ideas clearly
  • To be more persuasive
  • To get to the point quickly
  • To be remembered

Outline of a typical 2 day program:

Module 1: Getting to the Point & Being Remembered
  1. Techniques to package persuasion
  2. Structuring ideas simply and clearly
  3. Speaking in different situations: one-on-one, on the phone, in meetings, informal presentations, e-mails
Module 2: Presenting Your Ideas with Speed & Clarity
  1. Using three-part plans to display analysis
  2. Helping your listener understand by placing your ideas into a simple, unifying structure
  3. Relying on structured reasoning to answer questions quickly
Module 3: Using Handy Fall-Back Techniques When You're Caught Off Guard
  1. Making sense out of a mass of facts
  2. Explaining step-by-step processes clearly
Module 4: Handling Questions Quickly, Clearly and Persuasively
  1. Following the "Rule of Threes"
  2. Creating logical pegs to hang your thoughts on
  3. Announcing & Recapping
Module 5: Using "Visual" Pegs as Your Structure
  1. Achieving impact
  2. Supporting large or complex topics
  3. Adding depth to your message
Module 6: Dividing Information into Facets, Aspects or Perspectives
  1. Achieving objectivity
  2. Expressing thoughtfulness
  3. Addressing issues from different viewpoints
Module 7: Bridging from Question to Answer
  1. Buying yourself time
  2. Answering the right question
  3. Handling objections and tough questions positively
  4. Listening for clarity and impact
Module 8: Expanding or Focusing Your Listener's Perspective
  1. Moving from detail to big picture, or vice versa
  2. Handling sensitive or confidential information
  3. Countering sweeping generalizations
Module 9: Moving Two Opposing Viewpoints to a Middle Ground
  1. Negotiating a win-win outcome
  2. Dealing with controversial topics
  3. Moving to action
Module 10: Selling the Benefits of Your Ideas, Products and Services
  1. Presenting benefits, not features
  2. Showing advantages to your listener
  3. Employing the "So what?" test
Module 11: Illustrating Your Ideas
  1. Using examples to increase understanding & recall
  2. Developing ideas through the use of opposites
  3. Explaining an idea by cause & effect
Module 12: Telling a Story: What? Where? When? Why?
  1. Ensuring all relevant information is included
  2. Arranging the 5Ws as your idea peg
  3. Combining the 5Ws with other techniques
Module 13: Putting it All Together
Advanced Think on Your Feet® Drills

Module 14: Think on Your Feet® Speed Networking

The Think On Your Feet® workshop can be customised and run over a 1 day workshop.

Workshop Materials
Every participant receives a bound Workshop Manual containing a synopsis of the Think-on-Your-Feet® formats for easy study — plus examples, worksheets, checklists and memory-jogging wallet cards.

*Think on Your Feet® is a registered trademark of Think on Your Feet International, Inc.

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