Office: (44) (0) 5603 676623  |  Independent Communications Consultancy based Westminster, London SW1
Office: (44) (0) 5603 676623  |  Independent Communications Consultancy based Westminster, London SW1

Training

With training and coaching, you improve your communications – with our help. 

On this page the services emphasise how we – 3Deal – can help you to plan and manage your communications. We offer a range of highly respected training and coaching programmes, all delivered by qualified practitioners and trainers. Typical clients for these services include new startup businesses, larger mature businesses, smaller enterprises and freelancers.

Because you are probably experienced already in communications we operate at the intersection between training and coaching, ie we can train topics you might be unfamiliar with; and coach and refresh topics in which you have experience. Our aim is to deliver the maximum practical value we possibly can to help your business and your future career.

If you just want to hire us as a communications agency where we plan and manage your communications on your behalf – as an outsourcing arrangement – we offer several trusted expert agency services. Please see our Communications page for more details or just contact us directly. 

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Training Services

You want to improve your professional communications skills, perhaps for a quick overview, perhaps for a deeper dive into the practical, operational side or perhaps into the principles of communications. We provide expert coaching and training via video or face-to-face by arrangement. 

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Communications Services

We work to improve your communications on your behalf, with your help. To do this we offer a range of trusted, expert services for new startup businesses, mature larger businesses, small enterprises and freelancers. 

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Instant Bookshop

You don’t have to wait. If you want practical books written by us to help your communication needs now, our bookshop is always open for instant downloads. There is everything you need there to master your communications.

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EFL English as a Foreign Language

If English is not your first language, studying one of our programmes is a very efficient use of your time.  Our coach/trainer is an expert communications practitioner and a qualified EFL teacher. This means you can improve your communications and finesse your English language skills at the same time; adding progress reports for English skills in addition to meeting your communications goals. 

English Language Support

Take advantage of our 3 communications courses: The Essentials – Practicalities – Principles

Free Initial Call

Want to find out more about how our training and coaching might help you? Let’s arrange a chat. This helps us do an initial needs assessment to align you with the most suitable programme. This call is absolutely free of charge and with no future obligation on your part. We can speak via video or via phone according to preference. 

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Communications Essential 50

From extensive communications experience we’ve identified the 50 essential questions you – a freelancer or business owner or communications professional – should be able to answer about your communications. This course runs over five 90-minute sessions via a video link with your qualified tutor and is tailored to your specific needs so you can start using your knowledge immediately.

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Practical Business Communications

This range of modules takes a logical step-by-step approach to build real expertise across all your communications. The modules build on one another and reinforce your growing knowledge. Every module is  practical because you can relate each element immediately to your own communications needs and those of your business. You can choose from 1,2,3 or 4 modules. While the simple day-to-day tasks are included, most focus the more complex technical tasks such as understanding your digital communications infrastructure, budgeting, elements of digital marketing, planning, strategy and dealing with your own colleagues and suppliers. How much you study is up to you, from a single module right up to the 12-module 52-topic premium communications course. 

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Principles of Professional Communication

This series of modules contains more of the established principles that underpin modern professional communications. In total there are 8 modules that cover such important elements as crisis communications, how to create a comms strategy for your organisation and then create, run and review campaigns. We also cover content formats, audio and video. We run these modules, that can be done separately or build into a full comprehensive programme, for anyone moving into a communications role in a larger organisation. We can cater for up to 4 attendees via video, or face-to-face by arrangement.

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Support for EFL English as a Foreign Language.

For non-English speakers EFL English as a Foreign Language Tuition is available with a qualified EFL teacher and communications practitioner. Please get in touch for more information. 

You might be interested in our other training courses:

Leadership & Entrepreneurship

We run learning and development courses based on best practice but tempered with real-life experience in the UK and Middle East/North Africa (MENA) regions:

  • Starting and running a business as an entrepreneur (UK)
  • Starting and running a business as an entrepreneur (MENA) 
  • Leadership in small/SME businesses (UK)
  • Leadership in small/SME businesses (MENA)

Middle East Briefings

We’re happy to run formal and informal briefings, presentations and coaching sessions on aspects of living and working in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. 

  • Working in the Middle East
  • Country briefings covering investment, economic, security and political situations in MENA region countries.
  • Working with Interpreters and Translators in Arabic. 
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Arabic / English Tuition

We’re happy to run conversational coaching sessions for foreigners or non-native speakers who are starting to learn Arabic or English. 

  • British English.
  • Arabic (Modern Standard; Baghdad Iraqi; Gulf; Egyptian; Levantine). 
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Support for EFL English as a Foreign Language.

For non-English speakers EFL English as a Foreign Language Tuition is available with a qualified EFL teacher and communications practitioner. Please get in touch for more information. 

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What People Say About Us

  • “I didn’t get the chance to speak to you about your presentation. It was really good and I would be happy to hear it again 😀”

    John Turner
    CEO, Educational Life
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    CEO, Argosy Events Ltd
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  • “Interesting. I was actually engrossed by this essay and learned a lot, although not a linguist and not expecting to be interested.”

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    Author, 'Dying to Know'
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  • “What you’ve achieved with the website and programmes is really impressive – a sincere thank you Mark.”

    Dr Mike Warren
    Founding Director
  • “Mark is like the Steve Irwin or Bear Grylls of communications. He’s had some amazing experiences and was really able to put himself in my shoes.”

    Guy M
  • “Pathways are funny things in life, in how something as traumatic as the Deal bombing or a simple misspoken word can influence a person into going left or right off them. You did the right thing for you at the time and have been proved right.”

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  • “A good read. You’ve inspired me to give it a go.”

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    NHS
  • “Mark’s Marketing MOT programme has got me back in the driving seat of marketing my business.  I now have a marketing strategy and a plan for implementing it, rather than the ad hoc method I had before. Since working with Mark I have changed my branding as I now have a clear vision of how I want my marketing to work and how my branding represents me. Thank you Mark.”

     

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  • “Absolutely fascinating – particularly on the mechanics of comprehension delay. Also the fact that Arabic is not monolithic.”

     

    Christian E
    Lecturer, Plymouth University
  • “Great presentation Mark.”

    Paul Andrews
    CEO, JIK Software Ltd
  • “I really enjoyed Mark’s presentation. He seems to have fitted about three lifetimes into one! Although there was a practical and useful element to his talk, it was the nuggets about Mark’s experiences that I have really taken away. I certainly recommend taking the opportunity to attend one of Mark’s presentations, if you can.”

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    Vows that Wow
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    USA
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