Location: United States

Effective networking, messaging and conflict resolution


Networking more effectively, getting your message across in a clear and memorable way and managing conflict and difficult conversations are three vital skills to master in the workplace. This workshop, aimed at in-house lawyers, will help you improve many facets of all three of the above skills, including: how to improve your Elevator Pitch skills, how to make dry topics interesting and how to employ emphatic listening techniques.

Topics covered

    • Networking and building relationships
    • Make your message clear and memorable
    • Difficult conversations


To register your interest in attending this workshop, please email samantha.thorpe@dlapiper.com.

Places are limited, early booking is recommended


9.00am Registration
9.30am Workshop starts
1.00pm Workshop ends/networking lunch




18 July 2017
Start time
09:00 AM
End time
01:00 PM
DLA Piper UK LLP, Princes Exchange Princes Square, Leeds, LS1 4BY, United Kingdom

Jonathan Bacon – Speak the Speech

Jonathan began his working career as a broker at Lloyds of London. In 1994 he “went off to join the circus” and won a place at the worldrenowned London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA) where he trained to become a classical actor. He then went on to work with the Royal Shakespeare Company and on numerous TV and film projects. He created Speak the Speech with his business partner Boo (Duncan Holmes) and has helped to grow it into a global company that helps blue-chip organisations in all continents of the world. Jonathan loves communication and his energy and passion are infectious, meaning his courses are always fun and often life-changing.

Mike Kelly – Speak the Speech

After securing a first class degree in Politics and Economics at the University of London, Mike worked and travelled in America and Europe before winning a scholarship to the world’s oldest drama school: The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA). Here he met Boo and Jonathan and a life-long friendship began. After drama school, Mike co-founded Madhouse Theatre Company, which still plays to full houses in National theatres all over Europe. He has also been a regular on top TV dramas like Robin Hood and Silent Witness as well as appearing in many Hollywood films including the Oscar winning “The Martian”. His years working in the theatre at the highest level, together with his love of communication mean his courses are never to be forgotten experiences. He takes people on a journey of discovery and helps them achieve results they never imagined possible.

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