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Being able to communicate effectively and influence successfully are essential business skills. Sometimes this is easy – we connect with them quickly and easily. But sometimes it’s more difficult – we seem ‘out of sync’ and don’t ‘hit it off’. Why is that? Often, it’s simply a matter of style – you’re a different ‘Animal’ from them. You’re speaking a language they just don’t get or behave in a way that’s alien to them. But it doesn’t have to be like that.

Informative, engaging and practical, the Speak First Animals workshop will give participants an enjoyable experience and an empowering insight into their own behaviour and that of others. After filling in a short questionnaire to establish what Animal they are they will learn about the four different Animal types, how to recognise them, what motivates them and how best to communicate with them.

They will leave with tools and techniques that will enable them to communicate more effectively and build stronger, more successful relationships, both internally and externally.

Learning objectives

By the end of the session participants will:

  • Be familiar with the theory behind the ‘Animals’ model
  • Know how to go about recognising each Animal
  • Have some understanding of what matters to each style
  • Be more able to adapt their behaviour with different Animals
  • Appreciate how to influence each style more effectively


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Tailoring our design for you

This outline provides a great flavour of the skills and knowledge your people will benefit from by attending any Speak First training or coaching on this topic – whether standard, tailored or bespoke.

Here’s how Speak First can make the training even more relevant for you and your people:

Tailored Design

Tailored design develops existing content and enhances it with relevant case studies, role-plays and more to make the learning even more effective for your people

Bespoke Design

Working in partnership with you, we develop bespoke solutions that incorporate this, and other topics, to create custom solutions for your organisation’s specific needs

Sample Participant Journey

All our training and coaching can be booked as a one-off course or session where your people will leave with the confidence, tools and skills needed to put their learning into practice Many of our clients work with us to reinforce this learning, while following the 70:20:10 framework, with 1:1 coaching, virtual webinars and learning bites to embed the learning and make it sustainable Here’s a sample of how that journey could look for your people:

Participant needs identified
Line managers briefed on learning programme
Attend face-to-face training course
Workplace activities and line manager coaching
Participate in virtual webinar
Workplace activities and line manager coaching
Individual 1:1 telephone coaching
Follow-up activities and/or action learning

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