Being Brief: Making a Request Efficiently

Product code: TRN102


Delivery method

Delivery method




7.5 hours





The School has transitioned to the virtual delivery of its learning products. As a result, this in-person classroom course has been suspended. Visit our learning catalogue to find similar or alternative virtual or online courses.

Getting your point across quickly and succinctly is a highly desirable skill in today's fast-paced work environment. This course offers specific strategies for making verbal requests in two minutes or less while still delivering a complete and well-constructed message. Participants will learn best practices for expressing themselves explicitly and concisely, and briefing their supervisor or director with maximum effectiveness.

Topics include:

  • recognizing the importance of being concise
  • getting to the point quickly
  • summarizing your thoughts
  • making a request


If you are an executive or a senior level employee at the EX minus 1 or EX minus 2 level, Seeking a Decision from Executives in Two Minutes or Less is recommended instead. For learning support on preparing written briefing materials, consult Writing Briefing Notes.

Legacy course code: B196

Date modified: 2022-02-07

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