Think on Your Feet®

Take your career to new heights with business communications training.


Do you sometimes have a hard time communicating your ideas to others?

The most successful people in business know how to communicate clearly and persuasively.

Think on Your Feet® is a globally recognised two-day short course that teaches you to speak concisely and persuasively, even under pressure.

It is one of the most powerful communication and influence courses in business today.

Used by some of the world’s most influential leaders and incorporated into the curriculum of many Fortune 500 companies, you will learn advanced speech and debate techniques to transform your communication and engagement.

Think on Your Feet® is the only communications workshop that will provide the skills you need to present, defend, and discuss an idea persuasively and quickly.

This training addresses situations such as:

  • Off-the-cuff discussions
  • Meetings
  • Presentations
  • Elevator speeches
  • Q&A
  • Summaries
  • Status updates
  • Conference calls

Ditch your fear of public speaking, be more confident in your communications, come across more professionally and authoritatively and never be get caught on the spot again, with Think on Your Feet ®!


Who Is This Course For?

  • Think on Your Feet ® is targeted at middle to senior managers, executives, leaders, and customer focused teams.
  • It is targeted at those who need to be clear, convincing, and memorable when speaking to others.
  • It helps improve the communication quality in both impromptu discussions and formal prepared communications.
  • Think on Your Feet ® also assists those who deal with difficult questions and who are often put on the spot
  • This course if for anyone who wants to convince and sway others or be seen and acknowledged as a leader.

Benefits to Your Employer

"We had most of the wider team on Think on Your Feet ® and, since completion, have seen aspects of it in everyday communication. The feedback from the client facing teams in particular has been extremely positive. They all feel more confident going into a situation they expect to be difficult. But even just everyday meetings that they do all the time, they’re finding their prep time is faster and they’re running the meetings more smoothly because they have such an easy and solid structure to work to."
~ Ashley Williams HR and Operations Manager for Pure SEO
I would recommend IMNZ, without hesitation. For the quality of the training and courses, for the variety, for how easy they make everything, and for how honest they are – we’ve never been pitched a course or training session that wasn’t going to work for our business. They take the time to listen and learn about you, your people and your business so they can always suggest the best options.
~ Ashley Williams, HR and Operations Manager for Pure SEO

What Is Covered


The workshop is a highly interactive classroom experience filled with practice, coaching, feedback, and designed for immediate application. At the completion of the workshop you will be able to:

  • Communicate with Clarity, Brevity and Impact ®
  • Quickly organise information
  • Effectively communicate and organise yourself
  • Use six method of communication analysis
  • Eliminate jargon from communications
  • Have persuasive conversations
  • Deliver convincing and punchy presentations
  • Be more persuasive and influential
  • Perform better under pressure
  • Give clear replies to questions and answers
  • Improvise using proven methods
  • Learn new ways to calm situations and buy time
  • Employ listening techniques to address audience hopes, fears and concerns
  • Turn anxiety into positive energy

What Participants Have Said

“(This course) provided some ideal tools and good tips to help deal with tricky questions and think on the spot. When talking with my team, I'm (now) able to take a pause and reflect on the key messages I want to get across, which provides more clarity and understanding for my team.”

~ Dave Marr, Sector Lead for Skills Org

"After completing the course I feel better about having to deliver presentations and communicate complicated ideas or projects. I learned better ways of structuring my ideas so that I could effectively get my points across in a succinct manner. And I can explain my requirements more clearly for people, which results in less going back and forth for clarification."

~ Alex Gatland, Instructional Designer for Shift

“The IMNZ course has given me tools to build on and to practice - which then feeds into overall communication and confidence.”

~ Amanda Wolak, Planning Manager for BNZ

"This course has helped me know how to better prepare for presentations and provided me with a variety of models to use for delivery options. I recently had to deliver a group presentation and used EVERYTHING we learned on this course to deliver it."

~ Bridget Ngawhare, Account Manager for Skills

"I found the tools really helpful and easy to apply! Studying with IMNZ has improved my personal productivity and has positively influenced me at work."

~ Evaleigh Rautjoki-Williams, Business Engagement Manager for Bay of Plenty Regional Council


You have the option of paying for your course by:

  • Invoice
  • Credit Card

Simply click on the registration button and select your preference on the checkout screen. Everything can be done online.

Special Promotions

Early Bird
Book 8 weeks before the course start date and get 15% off the course. This will automatically be applied at checkout.
Bulk Purchase Discount
Book 3 or more people on the same IMNZ course and receive 20% off all registrations. This will automatically be applied at checkout.
Capability Development Voucher
Your organisation may be eligible for Capability Development Voucher funding through the NZTE Regional Business Partner Network on this course. Follow this link to find out more.

Aug 06
Thu 09:00 AM - Fri 04:30 PM 2 days
  • Short Course
Rhys Watson
  • $1,630.00 excl. GST
Aug 17
Mon 09:00 AM - Tue 04:30 PM 2 days
  • Short Course
Rhys Watson
  • $1,630.00 excl. GST
Aug 24
Mon 09:00 AM - Tue 04:30 PM 2 days
  • Short Course
Rhys Watson
  • $1,630.00 excl. GST
Oct 22
Thu 09:00 AM - Fri 04:30 PM 2 days
  • Short Course
Rhys Watson
  • $1,630.00 excl. GST

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