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"The Introductory Workshop - Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway!"

Face your fears about giving workshops, find new pupils and hone your skills!
Onetime session

How do you plan a successful introductory workshop? How do you get people to attend and then take lessons?  Find out how, and learn how to build your client base, publicise the AT and improve your marketing and presentation skills all at the same time!

Jill Payne shares years of experience of giving successful workshops and she supplies comprehensive notes to help you. The seminar is packed with practical information, ideas and advice about planning, structuring and presenting good workshops. It includes simple demonstrations and foolproof games to use and is designed to answer all your questions, allay any fears and help you to boost your practice.

Topics include Presentation, Facing your Fears, Choosing a venue, Marketing, Workshop structure and content, Foolproof games, Confident demonstrations and Converting interest into lessons.

“Feel the Fear...” has been part of the Student Network and STAT CPD programmes for many years with excellent feedback from participants:

“Thanks for a great workshop. I was inspired and the very next day I began planning my own workshop (I have 3 takers so far!)”

”What a great workshop yesterday! And Jill’s printed notes mean you don’t have to write continuously.”

"I feel really excited about running workshops and can't wait to get started - thanks so much."

"The workshop was informative, lively and easy to take on and the printed notes are great."

Jill Payne qualified with the Carringtons in 2002 and rapidly built a profitable practice by giving successful introductory workshops. She has 15 years of experience and ideas to share with you and encourage you to do the same. To book a place please email Jill at [email protected] or call her on 0208 658 0820.

Helpful books and posters will be available to buy on the day including the A4 Back Care 'skeleton' posters that are no longer available elsewhere.

Venue Directions - The workshop takes place at Jill's home, 13 Forster Road Beckenham BR3 4LH.

Parking - There is free parking on Forster Road.
Train - Beckenham is accessible by trains to Clock House and Kent House stations. Trains stop a Clock House going to Hayes from Charing Cross and London Bridge (about 25mns), and trains stop at Kent House going to Orpington from from Victoria (20 mins).
Clock House station is a four minute walk. Leave the platform via the door in the wall, cross the car park and bear right into Clock House Road. Take the fourth turning left into Cromwell Road and Forster Road is the first turning on your right.
Kent House station is a ten minute walk. Descend the steps from teh platform and leave the station past the ticket office into Plawsfield Road. At the far end of this road turn left into Beckenham Road and walk about five minutes until you pass Clock House station on the right. Turn right into Clockhouse Road and proceed as above.

Please bring a packed lunch. There are cafes and shops near Clock House station in either direction.

Course type
Teacher and students
AT Teachers and trainee teachers
£50 for teachers, £40 for trainees or first year teachers
020 8658 0820
Start date
End date
Saturday 10am - 2.30pm with a 30 minute lunch break.

I give this workshop about once a year, or by request from individual or groups of teachers or teacher training courses. I could bring the workshop to you by arrangement. Please contact me for details.
Jill Payne

Venue address, website and telephone numbers

Learn the Alexander Technique for optimum balance, posture and co-ordination in everything you do. Organise yourself with maximum efficiency to optimise performance in your work and everyday life, and in coping with stress and physical problems.

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Change the habits that contribute towards functional problems such as back pain, muscle tension and stiffness, poor posture and breathing problems.

Discover the freedom to change conditions that stop you reaching your potential and enjoying a happy, healthy life.

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