Have you ever found yourself rambling on and stumbling for answers? Do you sometimes have a hard time communicating your ideas to others?

The PD Training Think On Your Feet® training course teaches you the "capsules-of-persuasion" concept - 10 plans that structure one's ideas to achieve a quick impact and remove any guesswork from your conversations.

This internationally acclaimed workshop teaches critical skills to help you get your ideas across clearly, concisely and persuasively.

This dynamic training course is now available now throughout Australia, including Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Parramatta, Adelaide and Perth.

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Think on Your Feet® (2-days) Training Course

Think on Your Feet® Training (2-days)
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Your Learning Outcomes
Think on Your Feet® (2-days) Training Course

After completing this course you will have learned to:

  • Speak with brevity, clarity & persuasiveness
  • Master getting to the point and being remembered
  • Effective fall-back techniques when caught off-guard
  • Present ideas effectively and efficiently
  • Handle questions more quickly, concisely & persuasively
  • Add depth to ones own messages using "visual" pegs
  • Avoid common communication traps
  • Divide information into facets, aspects or perspectives
  • Bridge from question to answer
Duration: 2.0 day course


Think on Your Feet® (2-days) Training Course Reviews:

"Pamela was outstanding. The course material was logical, interesting and easy to use; I will be encouraging my colleagues to access this course. The venue was fine but a little loud when full. Lovely range of teas."

-Department of Employment

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-Department of Employment

“ It was informative .. I think that the techniques definitely helped and you can out them into practise. ”

- A.H. Beard

“ The course was very well run and I think everyone enjoyed it, it was topical and everyone seemed to have input. ”


“ I got a lot out of the sessions and am grateful for some of the tools that can help me in the future.
Thank you very much.

The course was relevant to my needs and the trainer was engaging and knowledgeable - never a dull moment and wasn't pushed into doing things or put on the spot. enjoyed the 2 day session and didn't think 'oh no I have another day of this!' ”

- Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations

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Course Outline
Think on Your Feet® (2-days) Training Course

Download Think on Your Feet® Training (2-days) Course Outline


The ability to Think on Your Feet® is now a core skill. It means getting your ideas across clearly, concisely, persuasively (and being remembered). Everyone wants you to get to the point - Quickly. Think on Your Feet® introduces the “capsules-of-persuasion” concept – 10 plans that structure your ideas quickly for immediate impact.

Learn key skills like how to make decisions quickly, handle difficult questions easily, avoid common communication traps, bridging from question to answer and much more.


Think on Your Feet® (2-days) Training Course - Lesson 1
Getting to the Point & Being Remembered
  • Techniques to Package Persuasion
  • Structuring Ideas Simply and Clearly
  • Speaking in Different Situations:
    • one-on-one
    • on the phone
    • in meetings
    • informal presentations
    • e-mails
Think on Your Feet® (2-days) Training Course - Lesson 2
Presenting Your Ideas
  • Using three-part plans to display analysis 
  • Helping your listener understand by placing your ideas into a simple, unifying structure 
  • Relying on structured reasoning to answer questions quickly
Think on Your Feet® (2-days) Training Course - Lesson 3
Using Handy Fall-Back Techniques When You're Caught Off Guard
  • Making Sense Out of a Mass of Facts
  • Explaining Step-by-Step Processes Clearly
Think on Your Feet® (2-days) Training Course - Lesson 4
Handling Questions Quickly, Clearly and Persuasively
  • Following the “Rule of Threes”
  • Creating Logical Pegs to Hang your Thoughts On
  • Announcing & Recapping
Think on Your Feet® (2-days) Training Course - Lesson 5
Using "Visual" Pegs as Your Structure
  • Achieving Impact
  • Supporting Large and Complex Topics
  • Adding Depth to Your Message
Think on Your Feet® (2-days) Training Course - Lesson 6
Avoiding Common Communication Traps
  • Keeping on Track
  • Avoiding Information Overload
  • Addressing Your Listener’s Core Concerns
Think on Your Feet® (2-days) Training Course - Lesson 7
Dividing Information into Facets, Aspects or Perspectives
  • Achieving Objectivity
  • Expressing Thoughtfulness
  • Addressing Issues from Different Viewpoints
Think on Your Feet® (2-days) Training Course - Lesson 8
Bridging from Question to Answer
  • Buying Time
  • Answering the Right Question
  • Handling Objections and Tough Questions Positively
Think on Your Feet® (2-days) Training Course - Lesson 9
How to Broaden or Focus Your Listener's Perspective
  • Moving from Detail to Big picture or Vice Versa
  • Handling Sensitive or Confidential Information
  • Countering Sweeping Generalisations
Think on Your Feet® (2-days) Training Course - Lesson 10
Moving Two Opposing Viewpoints to a Middle Ground
  • Negotiating a Win-Win Outcome
  • Dealing with Conversational Topics
  • Moving to Action
Think on Your Feet® (2-days) Training Course - Lesson 11
Selling the Benefits of Your Products, Ideas, Services
  • Presenting Benefits not Features
  • Showing Advantages to Your Listener
  • Employing the “So What” Test
Think on Your Feet® (2-days) Training Course - Lesson 12
Fleshing Out Your Ideas
  • Using Examples to Increase Understanding and Recall
  • Developing Ideas Through the Use of Opposites
  • Explaining an Idea by Cause and Effect
Think on Your Feet® (2-days) Training Course - Lesson 13
Telling a Story: Who? What? Where? Why? When?
  • Ensuring all relevant information is included 
  • Arranging the 5W's as your idea peg
  • Combining the 5W's with other techniques
Think on Your Feet® (2-days) Training Course - Lesson 14
Combining Think on Your Feet® Formats to Build Longer Presentations
  • Shaping content for your listeners
  • Preparing informal and formal presentations quickly and effectively
  • Delivering a persuasive message

In-House Training We’ll focus on what matters most to you and tailor to your context

Live Online or Hybrid Class Tailored to Your Needs

When you want a tailored learning experience targeting exactly what you want without bringing everyone physically together, the best choice is a Live Online Class run by PDT.

We tailor the content and activities to be specific to your current needs and the needs of the people and run the course in our usual activity-based workshop style training, however, the participants can all be offsite, or some can be in the room with others offsite.

Unless you have a preferred tools we use 'Zoom for Education' that includes enhanced collaboration features such as One-click content sharing, real-time co-annotation (people can work together in activity files), and digital whiteboarding, we also include things like live polls and group chats so you virtually have the same collaborative learning experience of attending a course in a room with other people.

live online & hybrid

We have delivered these 100's (if not 1000's) of times, and get great outcomes. We achieve great outcomes because we keep our learner centric approach - just because it’s delivered through a screen to some or all participants doesn’t mean it needs to be less tailored or less personalised.

You still have an expert trainer who talks to you prior to the session and tailors the delivery to use your terminology, ensure activities are relevant and directly applicable and ensures an engaging learning experience that provide people with skills and techniques they can apply the very next day.

A hybrid class is with some people dialling in, and some people physically together in the same room.

Live Online Participant Feedback:

90% Overall Trainer Rating

88% Delivery was Adapted to me Personally

75% I Would Recommend this Course to Someone Else

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What are people going to do differently?

At the completion of training participants are encouraged to create an action plan, and invite an accountability buddy via their Orgmenta App.

In your Training Management Centre you have transparency to the action plans so you can see what people are going to do differently.

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More than just a training provider - we are your Learning and Development Partner, we look forward to working with you, talk to one of our friendly expert consultants today.

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