The ultimate soft skills diplomatic training
that fully engages a global audience.

Make an impact using story telling techniques online and offline to make you more influential, more credible, more investable.

The Diplomatic Leadership Training is a one-week intensive programme that uniquely blends the strategies of diplomacy, techniques of non-verbal communication and the art of storytelling to captivate an audience in wanting to support and work in your country.

How you take your space, how you speak and what you say matters. The added challenge is conveying your message in a foreign language to a mixed audience of various agendas. If you want to get investment, build effective stakeholder relations and interact with a wider international audience, you must be seen and heard. How you are seen and heard influences people’s perception. Your ability to come across as engaging, impactful or authoritative is determined by the perception of how people see you. These essential skills are rarely taught at work or education until now.

The course is ideal for leaders wanting to work in government relations with the aim of improving communication and engagement skills, understanding the cause and effect of top-down decision-making, and how to sell one’s message effectively through confidence and trust-building exercises.

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Diplomatic Leadership Training Activities and Objectives

At the course, you will learn to:

  • communicate through storytelling
  • connect to your audience
  • brand yourself
  • be the best version of yourself
  • understand psychology behind loyalty
  • be an empathetic leader
  • further your interest with sincerity
  • read body language
  • answer difficult questions
  • maintain rapport
  • increase quality of your message
  • project your personality
  • build different states in the audience
  • digital diplomacy influence and strategy
  • effective forms of trade and investment
  • differentiate diplomats and politicians
  • appreciate various stakeholder interests
  • safeguard integrity
  • harness public diplomacy activities
  • utilise soft power advantages



michael carroll
NLP Trainer

Storyteller trainer

Diplomatic Trainer

Michael Carroll is the Director of the NLP Academy and the only certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming master trainer in the world. NLP is the practice of understanding of how people organise their thinking, feeling, language and behaviour to produce the results they do. Michael creates a collaborative learning environment where the interplay of conscious and unconscious learning processes fully harnesses the potential of each learner on the course. He has a unique style using metaphor, humour, questioning, and elicitation of altered states.

Adrian Kirk is the founder of development training More Than Words, specialising on teaching how to construct a story and how to be an engaging storyteller. Since 2001 Adrian has been delivering training which gives people the confidence to be as good as their job requires them to be. Adrian trained as an actor and has subsequently blended his corporate awareness techniques with acting know-how to create a highly influential form of communication used by many of his corporate clients.

A trained diplomat, Talyn Rahman-Figueroa is the Executive Director of diplomatic consultancy, Grassroot Diplomat. As an innovator and a leader in the practices of modern diplomacy, Talyn has been described as a 'change-maker' by the diplomatic corps. She is a heavyweight networker, working closely with top politicians and diplomats to ensure that governments engage effectively with the public on a range of sensitive issues. She recently completed writing the “Diplomatic Planner”, a 500-page self-development workbook for practitioners of diplomacy and international relations, which is due to out in late 2017.