Six Essentials for Effective Communication

Event Date: Mon, 26th Sep 2016

Event Time: 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM

Venue: Al Murooj Rotana

Location: Al Safa Street, near DIFC


Member Fee: 131 AED

Registration Closed

Effective communication boils down to one simple idea: how to express knowledge with confidence.

Not everyone sees themselves as a natural performer but it’s amazing what can be achieved when you have a structure to follow. This 45 minute seminar will provide you with the skills you need for effective communication including the creation and delivery of your message – what you say and how you say it.

For example, did you know that lowering your voice can reduce your nervousness? It has the added benefit of making you sound more authoritative and it also makes you speak slower too.

Do not miss this opportunity to learn about the six tools our speaker has developed which will help you do yourself and your business proud whether you are presenting at a meeting, as a panelist at conference or even in a media interview.


About the speaker

Eric MacInnes is an experienced media consultant with over 25 years of experience. Throughout his career he covered a number of wars and conflicts including Afghanistan, Bosnia and Northern Ireland as well as the Asian tsunami, Pakistan earthquake in addition to thousands of other national and international stories for British broadcasters ITV and Sky News. He has also been kidnapped by Serbian militants and mortar bombed in Iraq.

In Abu Dhabi, Eric worked as a consultant/trainer for the Thomson Foundation based at twofour54 tadreeb until 2011 before going on to manage projects for the British charity in North Africa. He subsequently worked as a consultant on the successful launch of the Arabic 24-hour TV news channel, Sky News Arabia, in 2012 as well as leading the editorial transformation of Abu Dhabi Media’s television News Center and the successful relaunch of the Emirate’s flagship nightly news broadcast “Oloum al Dar” in 2013. Eric has continued to work in video production with The Frame in Dubai and has also produced video content for online and social media platforms. 


The BBG Dubai and Northern Emirates is the region’s foremost business-to-business membership networking group which enables like-minded professionals to further their business interests in the UAE and the wider region.

Please confirm your attendance by 12 noon on Sunday 25th September. This is a Pre-pay Event, your place will not be confirmed until payment is received. Cancellations accepted before 12 noon Sunday 25th September, ‘’No show fees’’ applicable after that date.


Joint Focus Communications & Marketing and Business Through Learning Breakfast
Chaired by: Robert Mitchell and Rachel Johnson
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Fee includes buffet breakfast
Valet parking available
Dress: Business