Showing Enthusiasm - Training for Managers and Professionals

Communicating Your Excitement


Improve Communication

Learn how to express your needs, wants and feelings and to show more enthusiasm.

Sound Authentic

Ensure that people find you convincing, and believe you when you say what you mean, and meaning what you say.

Show Enthusiasm

Learn how to communicate properly by not assuming that others automatically know how you feel.

Refine your communication skills by learning to harness your emotional intelligence with one of the UK's most acclaimed management training courses.

Why Choose This Training?

More Than Just A Course Of Lectures

What gets in the way of developing and holding on to new communication skills are old habits of thinking and speaking. Even if the advice is very good the reason why it rarely sticks are the mental habits people inevitably revert to, especially under pressure.

Unlearning those old habits and internalising a more effective and lasting approach to communication needs more than a short course of lectures on how to do it.

What Makes This Training Stand Out?

What makes this training stand out is the exceptional support through one-to-one coaching sessions and continuous feedback. Changing behaviour is not an easy task as old habits are hard to break.

With a 40-year track record we can help you cultivate practical skills, and build your confidence to so you can successfully navigate real-world challenges, ensuring lasting behavioural improvements.


Join thousands of participants getting results

"What I love about this course is that I didn't just learn about the topic, this course is about ME.  I'm confident I can reliably use my new skills, even when under pressure".

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A Project Manager At A Tech Company

"A lesson for life! The power of effective communication is incredible when one masters the skills "listening with empathy" and "speaking assertively"

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A Project Quality Engineer

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Course Summary

Training Objectives

This course is designed to help you demonstrate enthusiasm at work and in your daily conversations. You'll develop skills so that you can express enthusiasm in a way others find motivational, and you'll be more successful at creating a positive environment.

Develop Your Emotional Intelligence

You will learn a set of powerful emotional intelligence communication techniques so that you can manage difficult conversations, handle challenging situations, build relationships and set firm boundaries.

Transferable Skills

The goal of this training is to equip you with the tools they need to build strong, lasting relationships in your professional life, although because these skills are so transferable many clients report vast improvements in their personal relationships as well.

Develop Skills

This is a skills development rather than just a theoretical programme, so the emphasis throughout will be on you taking turn after turn, practising your skills, while receiving feedback and coaching about your effect on others.

Repeated Practice and Feedback

In your coaching sessions you will be helped to practise dealing with the kinds of situation you find challenging, again and again, until you are confident you can do it successfully.

Video Analysis

We'll combine practical, hands-on experience with video replay and analysis and discussion of the principles involved to help you gain both skills and understanding. Special attention is paid to your individual training needs, so you can practise your skills in real-life situations that you have to handle at work.

Sustained Change

That's why as well as your place in a small group, this training includes a generous amount of private and confidential one-to-one coaching sessions online, spread over several months, ensuring an exceptional level of support. This will ensure the changes you make are sustained over a longer period of time and any obstacles are overcome. Choose between online training available worldwide, or in-person face-to-face courses in the UK.

Course Dates and Price

For a list of upcoming course dates (for online coaching and face-to-face training), the locations of the next 3-day public courses in the UK and pricing Click here.

Free Initial Session

This initial coaching session serves as an introduction to the "Skills with People" course, allowing you to understand the course's relevance and effectiveness for your specific needs before committing to it.

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What Makes This Training Course On Enthusiasm So Effective?

Harnessing Your Passion and Energy

For more than 40 years this training course on how to speak with honesty and integrity has proven to be one of the most highly acclaimed. Over the years we've had thousands of managers and professionals through our hands. Many have said it's one of the best training courses they ever attended on how to be truly authentic when talking with people.

Many people struggle to show their enthusiasm at work. There can be several reasons why you might have difficulty exhibiting excitement, even when you feel it inside. Some of our clients had trouble expressing enthusiasm before they attended this training course. Do any of these ring a bell?

  • You might feel self-conscious about showing your enthusiasm, worrying that others might judge or reject you for being too excited about something. Your fear could prevent you from fully expressing yourself and showing your excitement, which could become a hindrance for you in your relationships and career.
  • Confidence is key when it comes to expressing enthusiasm. If you lack self-assurance, you may be reluctant to show your excitement for fear of looking foolish or out of place. You might worry other people might make fun or you, or judge you for being too childish.
  • If you are naturally introverted may have a harder time expressing enthusiasm. You might feel more comfortable keeping your emotions to yourself. You may believe other it's none of other people's business how you feel about things. If you're shy you might also struggle to feel comfortable in conversations. The thought of expressing your excitement in a group setting might terrify you.
  • Past experiences can have a significant impact on how comfortable you might be expresses your enthusiasm. If you faced criticism or rejection in the past for being too excited, you are much less likely to be willing to show your excitement in the future.
  • Cultural backgrounds can also play a role in how you expresses your enthusiasm. Some cultures place a greater emphasis on being reserved and composed, while others encourage more exuberant expressions of emotion. However, reserved behaviour can very often be misinterpreted for coldness. It would be regrettable if people jumped to a completely incorrect assumption about your motives just because you weren't able to be more open.

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Is This The Right Training Course On How To Show Your Enthusiasm For You?

How to show interest and enthusiasm ... without sounding insincere

Yes, if any of the following sound like you;

  • You love your job, and you assume people at work know you do.
  • You've never been one for discussing how you feel about things.
  • You're uncomfortable about saying how enthusiastic you are - people might doubt your sincerity.
  • Alternative scenario - Actually you're not very enthusiastic about your job. There are difficulties, and because you keep quiet about them they weigh you down. Instead of your natural enthusiasm you've become rather depressed. Perhaps learning to express your feelings would help you recover your enthusiasm, provided you could find a way of doing it that wouldn't make things worse.
  • You've been told I don't show enough enthusiasm. You'd like to show more, but I don't know how.
  • You've never liked telling people how I feel. It never occurred to me that if don't tell them they won't know.
  • You have strong feelings but I keep them to yourself. Perhaps it's time to learn to express them more, talk about them, be more open.
  • You'd like to be able to communicate your true feelings, speak more frankly, be more honest, stop keeping feelings so close to your chest. But you're afraid you'll be misunderstood or thought of as a trouble maker.

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What You'll Take Away From This Enthusiasm Training Course

How to show your enthusiasm

Many people struggle to show their enthusiasm, whether in their personal or professional lives. There can be several reasons why someone might have difficulty in exhibiting excitement, even when they feel it inside. In this article, we'll explore some of the most common reasons why people have trouble expressing enthusiasm.

  1. Fear of judgement or rejection: Some individuals might feel self-conscious about their enthusiasm, worrying that others might judge or reject them for being too excited about something. This fear can prevent them from fully expressing themselves and showing their excitement, which can be a hindrance in their relationships and personal growth.
  2. Lack of confidence: Confidence is key when it comes to expressing enthusiasm. If someone lacks self-assurance, they may be reluctant to show their excitement for fear of looking foolish or out of place.
  3. Shyness or introversion: People who are naturally introverted may have a harder time expressing their enthusiasm, as they might feel more comfortable keeping their emotions to themselves. Shy individuals might also struggle to engage in conversations and express their excitement in a group setting.
  4. Past experiences: Past experiences can have a significant impact on how someone expresses their enthusiasm. If someone has faced criticism or rejection in the past for being too excited, they may be less likely to show their excitement in the future.
  5. Cultural differences: Cultural backgrounds can also play a role in how someone expresses their enthusiasm. Some cultures place a greater emphasis on being reserved and composed, while others encourage more exuberant expressions of emotion.

Despite these challenges, it's important for people to find ways to express their enthusiasm and let their excitement shine through. By building confidence, seeking support from friends and family, and focusing on the positive aspects of expressing excitement, individuals can overcome these barriers and start sharing their enthusiasm with the world.

There can be several reasons why some people struggle to show their enthusiasm, including fear of judgement, lack of confidence, shyness, past experiences, and cultural differences. However, by working through these challenges and finding ways to express their excitement, individuals can improve their relationships, personal growth, and overall well-being.

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Learn How To Show More Enthusiasm

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  • You'll be more communicative about what you want and how you feel. This will enable you to show more enthusiasm.
  • We'll help you find a way to say what you mean and mean what you say so that people believe you when displaying your enthusiasm.
  • You'll no longer assume other people will automatically know how you feel without being told about your enthusiasm.
  • If you've lost your enthusiasm you could begin to recover it by exploring what's bothering you with someone who's interested in you. Simply letting off steam, getting if off your chest, can be a great way to begin to recover your natural energy and enthusiasm.

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Learn how to be soft on the person yet tough on the issue

A Practical Guide To Showing Enthusiasm

How emotional intelligence skills can help you show more enthusiasm

Here's an example of someone who needed to show more enthusiasm.

He was the chief factory engineer, and loved his job. There was nothing he enjoyed more than fixing problems for people who came to him for help - at least, that was how he felt about it. The trouble was that only those who knew him really well appreciated this. The ones who didn’t know him so well perceived him in quite a different way. To them he seemed unwilling to help, negative and discouraging, and his reputation in the factory was as a poor team player. His manager was so concerned about it that he told the engineer in no uncertain terms to change his attitude if he wanted to keep his job. The engineer was stunned and extremely upset;

The way he responded to people before he has the training

The key to the problem was in how the engineer typically responded to people who came to him with requests for help. His private reaction was that he was glad to be asked and eager to get down to detail - though he rarely revealed this. Instead, he would ask technical questions and frown as he applied his mind to the difficulties he was going to have to overcome in order to solve the problem. To most people this gave the totally false signal that he was unwilling or unable to help. The problem was he never said he was keen to help. Nor did he reassure his colleagues that he was confident that, although it might not be easy, he realised how urgent the problem was to them and would not rest until he'd solved it for them. In fact he communicated very little except screw up his face while he was thinking.

Mental obstacles hindering him from showing enthusiasm

There were two main mental obstacles he needed help to overcome in order to rescue his reputation and his career. The first was his assumption that other people were telepathic, in other words, that they would know how enthusiastic he was to help without him telling them. The second was that he was not used to telling people how he felt. Life had taught him it was better to keep his feelings to himself.

New skills that enabled him to show more enthusiasm and be better understood

He first needed to see himself in action responding to someone who came to him with a typical problem, so that he could appreciate how he was coming across and the effect he was having. A typical conversation was video-recorded, and as soon as he saw it he saw the point. What shocked him was how off-putting was his actual behaviour at the very moment when he was trying to be helpful. Because of his uncommunicative and apparently unenthusiastic response the effect he was having was the opposite of the one he intended.

No wonder, he realised, that he was being misunderstood. It still remained for him, with further coaching and practice, to get used to talking in a more openly enthusiastic way in order to prevent people from getting the wrong idea about his attitude. At first he felt uncomfortable doing it, but the results were very encouraging, and he was soon able to put his communication problems behind him. He reported back to the trainer some time later that what he had learned had not only helped him at work but had also made a big difference at home.

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Further Reading

For more information on this website relevant to showing enthusiasm you might also find our pages on giving feedback and personal impact relevant and helpful.

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The first session is free so you're not committing yourself until you're sure this training is relevant for you. You will also learn something practical you can use right away that'll help you handle a difficult situation more successfully at work.

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