True Skills Course

True Skills Course

5 World class teachers teach you 5 skills that make a difference

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As a modern professional, your expertise is not enough. It just won’t do. You need more: true skills that make you stand out. Perform at your best, be valuable and stay futureproof.

True skills + excellent teachers
In the True Skills Course 2020, five world class experts will share you their best insights on skills that each professional can grow:

  1. Leadership – Seth Godin
  2. Creative thinking – Duncan Wardle
  3. Storytelling – Cody Keenan
  4. Persuasion skills – Robert Cialdini
  5. Personal leadership – Mark Manson

In a course of 5 digital masterclasses (3-4 hours each) moderated by Diana Matroos, you will learn all you need to know on these true skills. In a digital experience where you are not a ‘viewer’ but a ‘participant’. Engaging and inspiring!

Seth Godin Duncan Wardle Cody Keenan
Seth Godin, Duncan Wardle, Cody Keenan, Robert Cialdini and others
€ 1.195,00 excl. 21% VAT


Masterclass #1: Seth Godin on Leadership

Every organization is facing an increasing pace of change. Only the most innovative and courageous companies will survive. As a leader, you are the change agent for your team. You have to guide them through a process of uncertainty and tremendous challenge. How do you do that?

In this half day digital masterclass, Seth Godin will trigger you to explore what it means to be a leader. How to develop the real skills that are necessary to make a true impact.

Date: October 26th 2020
Time: 15.00 – 18.00
Teacher: Seth Godin, bestselling author, blogger and teacher
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Masterclass #2: Duncan Wardle on Innovative Thinking

Wouldn’t it be magnificent to generate creative ideas and innovative solutions on demand? Just when you need them the most?

In this half day masterclass, Duncan Wardle teaches you how to create an “innovation light switch” within your organization. One that can be turned on at any moment to access creative problem solving and innovative new ideas.

Duncan will share a unique set of Innovation Tools and Techniques with you. Practical thinking tools he developed at Disney as Head of Innovation and Creativity.

Date: November 5th 2020
Time: 15.00 – 18.00
Teacher: Duncan Wardle, former Head of Innovation, Disney.
Moderator: Diana Matroos
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Masterclass #3: Cody Keenan on storytelling

How do you tell a story that sticks? How do you find the right words to convey your message? Cody Keenan has been the personal speechwriter to President Obama since 2013 up to today.

In this digital masterclass, Cody will teach you the art and craft of storytelling and speechwriting. How do you write a good speech? How do you choose words that really touch people? How do you communicate in times of crisis?

Cody will share his best ideas and stories, comment on some of the best speeches he wrote for President Obama and answer your questions. 

Date: November 18th 2020
Time: 15.00 – 17.40
Teacher: Cody Keenan, personal speechwriter of President Obama
Moderator: Diana Matroos
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Masterclass #4: Robert Cialdini on Influence

How do you get people to say ‘Yes’ to your plan? To agree with your idea? Or move in your direction?  The science of influence can help you become a skilled persuader!

Dr. Robert Cialdini is the world’s number one expert in the rapidly expanding field of influence and persuasion. He is the most cited social psychologist in the world in this field of expertise. His book ‘Influence’ sold over four million copies worldwide.

In this masterclass, dr. Cialdini will share his best and newest insights with you. This is your chance to learn from the world’s number one authority in Influence. Don’t miss it!

Date: November 26th 2020
Time: 15.00 – 18.00
Teacher: Dr. Robert Cialdini, author of ‘Influence’
Moderator: Diana Matroos
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Masterclass #5: Mark Manson on Mindset and Personal Leadership

How do I live my personal values (and first: how do I discover them?) What does it take to be determined and self-disciplined? How can I be productive by working less?

Mark Manson is the author of the mega-bestseller ‘The subtle art of not giving a f*ck’. One of the 10 most read (that means: not ‘bought’ but: read until the very last page!) books of the past decade, according to Amazon.

In this masterclass, Mark will share his best ideas on getting most out of life. Living your values, achieving your goals, build healthy relationships.

Date: December 1st 2020
Time: 15.00 – 18.00
Teacher: Mark Manson, author ‘The Subtle Art of not giving a f*ck’
Moderator: Diana Matroos
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Practical information

This course contains 5 digital masterclasses by world class experts. Each class can be booked individually, but by taking the entire course of 5 sessions, you get a 30% discount. Plus you will receive a book package of 5 books!


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