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Influencing with Confidence


£795 + VAT & Booking Fee

Intelligence Squared is joining forces again with Debate Mate to stage a one-day women’s workshop focusing on the communication skills you need to thrive in the business world. The course is designed to boost your powers of persuasion, increase your resilience under pressure, and expand your network in a challenging yet supportive environment.

Based on the fundamentals of competitive debating, Debate Mate’s unique method focuses on every aspect of communication. It is rooted in the belief that we all need to listen in order to understand and respond effectively. We need to empathise with the views of others in order to strengthen our own opinions. We need tools to deal with unexpected challenges, so that we can handle them with poise. And above all, we need people to pay attention and want to listen to us.

Debate Mate has already brought its training workshops to several in-house women’s and gender equality groups, including those at Nomura, Wellcome Trust and Standard Chartered Bank, as well as with networks such as BroadMinded. Join us for this opportunity to make your voice heard.


Participant Testimonials

“The Debate Mate training offered a highly inspirational and personalised approach to my specific needs. It was in depth training, analytical and psychological in nature with an immediate impact. I strongly recommend Debate Mate for all those wanting to make a real difference to their presentation skills.” – Julia Record, Global Director of Communications, Dorchester Collection

“The facilitators were clear, kind, attentive, professional and very observant. As a facilitator and facilitator trainer myself, I often find it challenging in training sessions not to critique the person at the front of the room. However, I didn’t find this a problem at all with the team at DML who were all incredible.” – Harriet Pellereau, Product Director, Decoded

“I thought both the content and your approach were brilliant, and pitched exactly right for our team, despite the wide range of characters and backgrounds. The feedback from everyone has been really positive, to the extent that those who didn’t make it have asked if we can lay on an extra bespoke session for them!” – Chris Hamilton, Head of Digital, Prime Minister’s Office and Cabinet Office Communications

“The skills that Debate Mate teaches are critical not just for young people but for businesses everywhere. Throughout my career I have tried to put these skills into practice, and I think what Debate Mate are doing is fantastic” – John Allan, President, CBI & Chairman, Tesco


If you have to cancel or postpone

We understand that sometimes events overtake us and it becomes necessary to either cancel or reschedule your attendance.

Once booked, your position is committed. Where possible, and no later than 10 working days prior to the scheduled event, we will do our best to offer up your place to our waiting list and move you onto the next available course. If a date cannot be found to accommodate you, 50% of your fee will be refunded.

There are no refunds for cancellations within 10 days of the scheduled event. Our full Terms and Conditions can be found here.

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Influencing with Confidence

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  • Charlotte Street Hotel
  • 15-17 Charlotte St
  • Fitzrovia
  • London
  • W1T 1RJ
  • Tuesday 8 October 2019
    9am to 5:30pm