In the Western world, most of us dominantly work with the left brain (ratio, speech, computing power and linear thinking). That’s a pity, because we then miss a considerable potential of the brains: our right brain. With this brain we can see in images and colours, we dream and we are connected to our intuition. Our right brain also processes music; it makes us see connections and we have imagination. In fact, we cannot miss either side of our brains.
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Use both hemispheres and remember better and get more overview

mindmappenIt has been proven that when we combine the left and right brain, we learn faster and remember better. This is called mindmapping. We have a faster understanding of complex issues, we get a quicker overview and this helps us find creative solutions more easily. Who does not want that? Everybody can mindmap. It is so easy to learn.

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Please contact Maximiliaan when you have enough employees for your own workshop. Do you want to apply as an individual, then please contact Irma of the VEA.
Costs: € 325,- excluding 21% VAT for the afternoon workshop mindmapping including lunch, materials and a book.
Date on request.
Location: Het Broekerhuis, Leeteinde 16, 1151 AK Broek in Waterland (this location is easy to get to by public transportation from Amsterdam Central Station).

To subscribe: mail to irma@vea.nl or max@yourmaximum.com.

overtuigend presenterenIn a small group of junior communication professionals you will work for four days (afternoons and evenings) to improve your communications skills. The aim is that you can dialogue more convincingly with your customers and colleagues. You also learn how to be more proactive and develop initiatives. This VEA College workshop was formerly known as “The Competent Account Manager”.

Improving your pro-activity and communication skills

This is a highly practical training. Frequently you will be asked to actively use your new knowledge and insights during the training. You will find out what really communicates and what your skills are while dialoguing with others. You will learn what to do best if the other party brings you allergic reactions. You will learn to read body language and cope with stress when a conversation gets stuck. Part of the training is that you will take more initiatives so you contribute more added value to your company. This all will make you a more convincing professional.

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Date: 2nd November, 23rd November en 14th December 2020
Info: click here
To subscribe: mail to info@vea.nl

overtuigend presenterenYou work a few years in the marketing communication industry and more and more often you have to give presentations. You manage but it costs you a lot of effort and it can be stressful at times. You would like to improve your skills on how to sell ideas, concepts, strategies, action plans, campaigns. You want to be more free, more convincing and you want to have a greater impact on your audiences. Fortunately you can learn these skills. And it doesn’t matter whether you need to present to smaller or bigger groups. During these four intense days – spread over three months – we will work on your presentation skills. The workshop is tailor made for the daily practice in marketing communication industry. Account professionals, strategists, creatives, producers, planners, designers: they are all very welcome to come and learn.

Increase your persuasiveness

Come and learn how to prepare the content of your presentations. We will address the structure of the content, the crown jewels, the ice-breakers and of course effective opening and closing statements. We shall also have a look at the form of your presentation: how you use your supporting materials like PowerPoint, mock-ups, Prezi, documents. We analyse together how you use your body and your voice. And we do the same with the important interaction with others. What do you do when the audience is not listening or is not interested? What do you do when you present ideas that are not yours? Can you still be successful then? You will find the answers during our four training days and you will increase your presentation skills markedly.

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Workshop name at VEA: Overtuigend Presenteren.
Dates: 2nd November, 23rd November en 14th December 2020
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To subscribe: mail to info@vea.nl

You really don’t always feel free and good at work. Your agenda is full, you have to do too much in too little time; and there are tough colleagues, suppliers who do not keep appointments, not to mention the bad coffee. Maybe you do not succeed in meeting the agreed targets or no one sees how you hard work. Or you get stressed from giving presentations. We wrote “Dancing at work”; a book full of practical tips to enhance your job satisfaction. It includes two comprehensive stress tests too.

Give your people a refreshing workshop or an inspiring lecture

Let Maximilian help your employees to go dancing at work. With for example a lecture, a miniworkshop or a workshop of a full or half day. The book is in Dutch but our lectures and workshops can be held in English, French or German too.
The book is digitally available in the English version too.

Request information

Contact Maximiliaan if you have enough employees for your own workshop or lecture. The location: at your work place – or even better – at an inspiring location elsewhere. For example Het Broekerhuis, Leeteinde 16, 1151 AK Broek in Waterland (easily accessible from Amsterdam Central).

Click here to request contact for more information on lectures or workshops.

Click on the following three links to see live videos of some of the practical stress rescues in the Dutch language:

Stress rescue 13
Stress rescue 49
Stress rescue 67

 

You are a senior professional in the marketing communication industry and you like to take the lead.alertleiderschap2 You feel responsible for your work, you are good at what you do (account, strategy, creation, media etc.), but showing real leadership does not always come easy. As a good leader you communicate effectively by what you say, how you say it and even more by who you are. You know how to negotiate, how to motivate and how to present your initiatives well.

Improving your role as a leader

Alert-Leiderschap

A good basic knowledge of leadership styles, communication and delegation skills is expected from senior professionals. Yet there is always room for growth and competencies can be improved in these areas. Our three training days have been developed to make you as a senior professional a real inspiration and convincing leader. The training focuses on:

  • Situation-based leadership and learning how to delegate
  • Instinctive leadership versus leadership based on authority, title, age or charisma
  • Leadership based on the nine different human drives
  • The laws of communication (content, voice and body language) and what that means for a leader
  • Dealing with the pitfalls in own behaviour and that of others
  • The priorities matrix of Eisenhower that you help you to deal with the difference in “important versus urgent”

We work with small groups, maximum ten participants, so you can develop yourself well as a leader.

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Dates: 2nd November, 23rd November en 14th December 2020
Info: click here
Link: Website VEA To subscribe: mail to info@vea.nl

Senior participants get to work together with their personal leadership The workshop is intended for leaders, managers, consultants and coaches looking for personal leadership. It is available for everyone who is busy influencing people effectively. Participants come from various branches and disciplines. Think of advertisers, lawyers, accountants, freelancers. But also to designers, choreographers, mediators, politicians and diplomats.

Striking analyses & useful solutions

beïnvloeden-1024x9532At work, we usually pay close attention to what is being said literally. There is less attention for ‘why’ and ‘how’ we say things. That is a missed opportunity. Transactional Analysis shows how we get involved in fixed patterns. And it shows us how we give feedback that does not always work. In the workshop we look at the psychological layer underneath the words. What do we say to each other if we do not take the dialogue literally? Which messages do we send out? Which messages do we receive and which not? Do we play games with each other? Are those healthy games? We can do that differently!
We work with inspiring concepts for four days. They provide new insights into why communication gets stuck and why we do not achieve goals (to start working with other solutions).
From the perspective of Transactional Analysis, we look at communication and interaction between people. We explore practical models like ego states (who is in me talking?), the O.K. corral, the drama triangle, the life scripts (repeat behaviour), the drivers & stoppers and how we deal with positive and negative attention. We exchange theory with accessible exercises in which participants work together and bring in their own experiences. After the four study days your understanding of the communication patterns has increased enormously. You recognise how things get stuck and you know how to change that. You will deal with conflicts differently. You motivate your colleagues. You know yourself better and you will address issues differently.

Subscription

Costs: € 1.595,- excluding. 21% VAT, for four study days including lunches, study map, hand-outs and study book.
Autumn group 2020: on 12 and 26 November, 17 December 2020 and 14 January 2021 (from 10 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.)
Spring group 2021: 29th April, 20th May, 3rd June and 24th June 2021 (from 10 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.)

Location: Het Broekerhuis, Leeteinde 16, 1151 AK Broek in Waterland (this location is easy to get to by public transportation from Amsterdam Central Station).:
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In the Western world, most of us dominantly work with the left brain (ratio, speech, computing power and linear thinking). That’s a pity, because we then miss a considerable potential of the brains: our right brain. With this brain we can see in images and colours, we dream and we are connected to our intuition. Our right brain also processes music; it makes us see connections and we have imagination. In fact, we cannot miss either side of our brains.
mindmappen

Use both hemispheres and remember better and get more overview

mindmappenIt has been proven that when we combine the left and right brain, we learn faster and remember better. This is called mindmapping. We have a faster understanding of complex issues, we get a quicker overview and this helps us find creative solutions more easily. Who does not want that? Everybody can mindmap. It is so easy to learn.

Subscription via VEA College

Please contact Maximiliaan when you have enough employees for your own workshop. Do you want to apply as an individual, then please contact Irma of the VEA.
Costs: € 325,- excluding 21% VAT for the afternoon workshop mindmapping including lunch, materials and a book.
Date on request.
Location: Het Broekerhuis, Leeteinde 16, 1151 AK Broek in Waterland (this location is easy to get to by public transportation from Amsterdam Central Station).

To subscribe: mail to irma@vea.nl or max@yourmaximum.com.

My personal missionCome on Friday the thirteenth of September to romantic Broek in Waterland where you can playfully discover where your real passions lie. You escape your inner critic that tells you that everything is not feasible or that what you want should not be there. You will work with a technique that Maximilian learned on Hawaii.

Play with the voices of your soul

You choose images that touch your heart from thousands of photos and illustrations. You turn those images into beautiful cards: a separate card for some of the different voices within yourself. Cards that visualize your passions (the nature voice, the romantic, beach boy, the flower power girl, the sensual voice, the bon vivant, the well-composed voice, your creative voice, the playing child, the cheerful rebel etc.).

And you make cards for inner voices that stop you from carrying out your passions. Think of the inner critic, the hard worker, the doom thinker, the saboteur, the perfectionist, the saviour, the bossy voice or, for example, the shame voice.

In the afternoon you do into a voice dialogue with your cards. You will be surprised what all those inner voices have to tell you. And your personal cards can help you find ways to a life full of passion for the rest of your life.

Costs: € 325,- excl. 21% BTW, including one lunch and materials.
Dates: Date on request.
Location: Het Broekerhuis, Leeteinde 16, 1151 AK Broek in Waterland (this location is easy to get to by public transportation from Amsterdam Central Station).
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bedrijfstrainingenTeam spirit is greatly stimulated by jointly learning new insights and new skills. Therefore we offer all our workshops – like Convincing Dialogues, Convincing Presentations and Mindmapping – also as in-company trainings. We offer customized team days and also have the following specials:

Better mutual understanding

In an easy and friendly way team members will reveal what their dominant personality styles are. These personal drives have great influence on their views on the world around them and their behaviour. Insights in these patterns improves the team spirit and contributes to have less conflict. We have options: using our core qualities, our trap behaviour, or we can use our growth steps. And we can adapt to the personality style of the other. This one-day workshop offers a lot of food for thought and is a great start to improve the team spirit.

Our team days are not just educational days. They are also days that create understanding and energy. Therefore many of our clients book follow ups. For example, on the beach, by rocket launching or with sports elements. We also provide modules with special learning curves: how do you deal with stress and how do you feedback each other when they are too stressed? Or, for example, how to estimate the motivations of clients.

Charismatic Leadership

How can it be that charismatic people seem to get more done? Why is not every leader charismatic and why do some lead more by using authority? In this workshop we look at the differences and similarities. And you discover how you can increase both qualities. The book “AANDACHT”(Attention) will appear next October at Publishing house Nieuw Amsterdam. It is a practical management tool book for those who wish to work on their charismatic qualities.

The games we play at work

Work is more easily done if we do not only pay attention to the marbles, but also to the games we play with those marbles. In other words: we not only need to focus on the factual words but we also need to look at what is said underneath these words. By using Transactional Analysis you will find out when you end up in a negative game with clients or colleagues. Besides clear analyses, you also get some very practical solutions.

Quick fixes to reduce stress

How can you relax at work when in fact the pressure is very high? In this workshop you will measure how stressed you are and what other solutions there are. To stress less from working, meetings and giving presentations. This workshop takes half a day or a full day. We work with our Dutch book “Dancing while working” that will appear May 2018 on the market at publishing house Nieuw Amsterdam.

Solutions for stuck conversations

We all know how it feels when conversations get stuck. What can you do about it? Focus on the content of the conversation and hope that you outsmart the other? Or focus on what is happening in the conversation itself? We go for the latter and offer twelve solutions.

Practical leadership skills

We are more often the leader than we may think we are (even if we are not the official leader). How do you determine the right style of leadership? Should you dictate, delegate or should you let go? And how do you deal with the expectations of others about your role as a (temporary) leader?

 

 

Increase your charismaFinally you can tell something about the new product that you are so proud of or about the new direction you want your employees to take with you. You are looking forward to it because you know you will take the podium confidently tomorrow. Because you know what you want to tell, but especially because you understand how you can touch the hearts of your audience and motivate people.
During this workshop Petra Stienen and Maximiliaan Winkelhuis will show that your story gets more impact by highlighting it with more charisma. Charisma is not a natural property; it is not a gift from gods. On the contrary: you can develop and strengthen it. The Dutch book “Discover your charisma’ is the inspiring guide for this three-day workshop. And now charisma is more within everyone’s reach.

Working on your impact as a communicator

Charisma is not just for natural talents such as Justin Trudeau (or Justin Bieber), Barak Obama or duchess Meghan, the wife of British prince Harry. In everyday life – and in our professional life – we also see people who are more optimistic and self-confident than others. The development of charisma sometimes happens by itself and sometimes a little push in the right direction is enough to achieve much more efficiency.
During our workshop you will quickly become at home in the world of charisma and authority. What is the difference between them? How good are you in the five basic ingredients of charisma? How strongly do you use the five inner voices that charismatic people like to activate?
You get to know yourself better in three days. You test yourself on the basis of your own examples and you receive feedback from other participants.
The theory and the practical exercises quickly help you to radiate more authority and charisma in your professional environment. You discover where your ‘quick wins’ lie to be able to increase the impact of your messages to the world around you.

New book “Increase your charisma’

In 2019 the publishing house Nieuw-Amsterdam launched the book “Increase your charisma’ written by Maximiliaan Winkelhuis and Petra Stienen. Click here.

In-company workshops

Petra Stienen and Maximiliaan Winkelhuis regularly give the Increase-Your-Charisma workshop as in-company training in which all participants come from one organization. The workshops vary from one day to four full days. For more information mail or call Maximiliaan Winkelhuis for more information: max@yourmaximum.com and +31-6-5374 0356.

Open subscription workshop

Study day on a Saturday in the spring of 2021 (from 10.00 till – 16:30 hours).

The costs are: € 325 – excluding 21% VAT and including lunch, handouts and the book Increase your charisma (in Dutch!!). The location: Het Broekerhuis, Leeteinde 16, 1151 AK Broek in Waterland (easily accessible from Amsterdam Central Station) Trainers: Petra Stienen and Maximiliaan Winkelhuis. This workshop is in the Dutch language.
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INTERVISION GROUP LEADERSHIP & TA
This leadership workshop is exclusively for senior professionals with knowledge of Transactional Analysis. It is our follow-up to the workshop “Impact at Work”. The form is an intervision group. As a participant, you bring in practical dilemmas from your work and as a group we look at it together. Which TA model fits the question asked? How do you apply that? In this format we learn from each other. This gives you a fresh look at the challenges you face at work.

INTERVISION GROUP LEADERSHIP & TA

You regularly apply the well-known Transactional Analysis techniques, but sometimes you come across challenges where it’s good to share it with others and to continue to build new insights and skills. If that resonates, the morning sessions “Intervision Group Leadership & TA” are really something for you to consider.

Intervision group for to the point analyses & smart solutions

Here are some ideas about the practical issues that can be addressed during the morning sessions:

– What do you do with an unreliable colleague or client?
– How do you deal with someone who really twists facts?
– What do you do if you are quite critical and freeze yourself?
– Recognizing drama triangles is easy, but how do you get out of them?
– What options do you discount when you go into repeating old patterns?
– How do you work on more authentic leadership and autonomy?
– How do you respond effectively to behaviour that you cannot live with?
– How do you break an impasse with someone you need to work with?
– What solutions do Permission Protection Potential give you?

Subscriptiobeinvloedingophetwerkgrootn

Costs: €1150 excluding VAT for all six sessions. Single sessions cost  € 275 (reserve a minimum of three sessions).

Group 2020-2021: 16 October, 13 November, 10 December 2020, 21 January, 19 March en 15 Aril 2021 (09.45 till 12.45).
Location: Het Broekerhuis, Leeteinde 16, 1151 AK Broek in Waterland (unless otherwise indicated).

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