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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 outcomes

By the end of this 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

Please note that these outcomes are a guide only and the precise outcomes will vary with the delivery method and duration of the session.

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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

The learning solutions featured on our website can all stand on their own as high-quality and high-impact learning interventions for your team – however, they are at their best when delivered as part of a wider learning programme, helping you achieve your strategic imperatives and your people benefit from much deeper and expansive learning journeys. We work with you as consultants, collaborators and design partners to establish learning outcomes and create the perfect programme - below is an example of what your people’s learning journey might look like.


Overall scope of programme agreed with client
Virtual/face-to-face training session(s)
In-between work: on-the-job assignments
Virtual/face-to-face training session(s)
Facilitated learning group sessions (group coaching)
Virtual/face-to-face training session(s)
Programme closing session – a celebration of success
Continuous learning support, virtual or face-to-face

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