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How Do We Work?
FocalVocal works on a one-to-one basis and with groups of up to twenty in England and abroad.
Courses normally have one trainer and two actors and are split into four sections: Theory, Think Tank Theatre (a form of forum theatre), Role-Play exercises and evaluation and goal setting.
If only actors are required for role-play work, more persons can be trained than the standard 20. Pilot days, at a reduced rate prior to the training day, can be offered, particularly helpful for assessment days.
In-house courses last normally one day, are conducted at your premises and are videoed.
Forum Theatre of up to an hour can be offered to up to 40 persons for no additional cost if a whole day training course is purchased for a minimum of 10 persons.
If your time is limited, Forum Theatre can be offered:- this lasts half a morning or half an afternoon and consists of two actors and a trainer. The theatre piece is scripted to meet your specific training requirements. An indefinite number of persons can attend, thirty or more is possible. Useful when working on any face-to-face (or voice-to-voice) interaction between two or more people.
Courses can be complemented with one-to-one or group coaching in personal effectiveness training.
Follow-up days can be offered upon arrangement.
Tailor made programmes to suit your specific needs.
Weekend and weekday courses can be offered for in-house training and the general public at Frampton Court, a beautiful stately home in Gloucestershire, a favourite with Churchill and Pevsner alike.
Courses are conducted in English but, to aid comprehension for non-English speakers, can be instantaneously translated into German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Greek and British Sign Language.
Theatre and role-play are integral to FocalVocal's method of training.

Corporate Entertainment

A number of FocalVocal actors such as Karen Bartholomew perform shows to corporate clients. Karen Bartholomew's show 'Raise the Spirit' is a light -hearted look at the world of wine, led by wine expert (or so he thinks) Angus Tarte. Taster DVDs are available of the show, for more details contact

STOP PRESS!!!!!!!!

To help pay for a FocalVocal Course/Workshop you could be eligible for a grant from GrowthAccelerator!

Through GrowthAccelerator, a service that comes directly under the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, a Leadership and Management Grant is now accessible to fully capitalise on your capabilities and talents as a business leader.

Funding of up to 2,000 per individual is available with no limit on the number of senior managers in a firm able to participate.

This offer is available to private sector businesses including private schools or social enterprises that may have already previously accessed the L and M grant when it came under the LSC and SFA but:

  • Employ less than 250 staff
  • Are a company that is registered in England
  • Have a turnover under 40m

The Service provides in-depth advice and diagnosis in order to provide your company with an innovative and challenging development plan to enable organisational growth.

Focalvocal courses and workshops that may attract funding are:

Public speaking from beginners to advanced all three courses
Presentation skills
Managing Change
Managing Conflict
Giving and Receiving Feedback
Mastering Discretionary Change
Managing Stress
Interview Techniques
Shakespeare on Leadership
Work life balance
Customer Care
Power of Thought
Team Building and Behavioural Change

See our courses and workshops sections on for further details.

If interested in accessing this grant, to help pay for a FocalVocal course/workshop, contact who will arrange the necessary introduction for you to establish whether you can access this fund.

FocalVocal is proud to support GrowthAccelerator.