Christmas Special - What Wine can teach us about being a great communicator

The Town Hall, Reading
Wednesday, 30 November 2022
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm (UK time)
    • Jeff Heasman, Insurance Upskill

VENUE- Waterhouse Chamber, Reading Town Hall, Blagrave Street, Reading

About this seminar:

The characteristics of a good wine can teach us a lot about the characteristics of a good communicator. Each wine is unique in its character and so too is each person. However, there are common ingredients and methods that go in to producing the finished article, whether it be a good wine or a good communicator.

Through tasting five different Spanish wines, different to those at the June 2022 event, each with a unique character, this session will relate these characteristics to the five essential characteristics of a good communicator, from preparation through to the execution of a message.

Speaker Biography:

Jeff Heasman is a well-known and highly experienced international trainer who specialises in law and communication within the insurance and financial services industry. In addition, Jeff has a passion for Spanish and Portugese wines. Jeff has a tasting shop inside the fortress walls of Valença do Minho in Portugal and through his businesses based in Spain and Portugal (Saboromas) he offers cultural and wine tasting events and vineyard tours, with a particular focus on the culture, food and wines of Galicia, Spain and the Vinho Verde region of Portugal.

Jeff has a bachelors and masters degree in law, he holds a postgraduate English language teaching qualification and has obtained a certificate in wines from the prestigious Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) as well as being a member of the Society of Wine Educators.

Jeff´s knowledge of the insurance and financial services industry, combined with a passion for both effective communication and wine makes this a fun and entertaining CPD session with a difference.

Limited places are available. Light refreshments will be served. Please advise any special dietary requirements when booking your place

CII/PFS members -free to attend

Non-members - £15

  • Blagrave Street
  • Reading
  • RG1 1QH
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