Long story short - speaking and moderating skills have moved on from where to look or how to move your hands. Every business professional has moments when he or she needs to speak up - in front of their team, at a meeting or as a speaker at a conference. You probably also need to design and facilitate discussions to involve partners in decision making process. With us you will learn to persuade with constructive arguments, deliver memorable presentations and design meetings, where everyone present will be grateful for an excellent use of their time. No lectures. In a small group. Using case studies.

Suitable for expats and people in international teams, who want to learn contemporary argumentation skills in English.

The training series consists of three topics:
We will cover how to:
  • tell apart rational arguments from emotional positions, filter out emotional content;
  • understand the sources of anxiety and be able to manage it;
  • clearly structure complicated topics for your audiences;
  • perform audience analysis and capture the attention of and communicate to your audiences;
  • have the skills and tools to best fulfil the role of a speaker or moderator;
  • prepare yourself and your participants for an engaging discussion;
  • start, run and summarize events and discussions;
  • structure thoughts and expression as persuasive arguments;
  • recognize erroneous arguments or the lack thereof and outright fallacies, respond to them rationally;
  • direct anyone to formulate arguments by asking the right questions;
  • know the relevant variables in a presentation situation;
  • use your body language, facial expressions and voice as a means of persuasion;
  • know both the rhetorical and the technological possibilities for visually supporting your messages.
Trainer Margo Loor is the most experienced trainer of thinking, public speaking and argumentation skills in Estonia. Since 1998, he has conducted trainings of persuasion, discussion and decision-making based on argumentation for managers and professionals. Margo has moderated numerous debates, discussions, conferences and online events.

Trainer Siim Vahtrus has spent almost 15 years of his life learning and teaching argumentation and rational thinking skills. In addition to being a trainer, he worked as a lawyer in the Estonian Environmental Law Center, where his negotiations skills have been thoroughly tested in practice. At the moment, Siim is an associate at law firm Walless (former Derling Primus). As a trainer he has helped to improve negotiation skills of lawyers, ministry officials and other professionals.

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Training information: 
  • Maximum group size 10 participants.
  • Training series volume: 5 days, every day 10:00 - 15:45 (5 x 6 credit hours).
  • Price for the training series: 699 € + VAT.
  • Price for a single training - see clicking on the single training above.
  • Location:  online (Zoom).
  • Participants agree to the Terms and privacy policy (in Estonian).