"When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen."
Duration - 1 Day
Writing is a key method of communication for most people, and it's one that many people struggle with. Writing and communication skills have degraded with more and more people communicating through email and text messaging. Developing writing skills is still important is the business world as creating proper documents (such as proposals, reports, and agendas), giving you that extra edge in the workplace.
The Business Writing course will give your participants a refresher on basic writing concepts (such as spelling, grammar, and punctuation), and an overview of the most common business documents. These basic skills will provide your participates with that extra benefit in the business world that a lot of people are losing.
Gain better awareness of common spelling and grammar issues in business writing.
Review basic concepts in sentence and paragraph construction.
Know the basic structure of agendas, email messages, business letters, business proposals, and business reports.
Know tips and techniques to use when deciding the most appropriate format to use for agendas, email messages, business letters, business proposals, and business reports.
Know tips and techniques in writing agendas, email messages, business letters, business proposals, and business reports.
Gain an overview of Request for Proposals, Projections, Executive Summaries, and Business Cases.
Define proofreading and understand techniques in improving proofreading skills.
Define peer review and list ways peer review can help improve business writing skills.
List guidelines in printing and publishing business writing
This course is ideal for people who want to improve their written communication skills when writing business correspondence including letters, emails, memos and short reports.
Writing and communication skills have degraded with more and more people communicating through email and instant messaging. Developing writing skills is still important in the business world as is creating proper documents (such as proposals, reports, and agendas) giving you that extra edge in the workplace.
The Collaborative Business Writing course will give participants the knowledge and skills to collaborate with others and create that important document. Participants will touch on the types of collaboration, and ways to improve them through certain tools and processes. These basic skills will provide participants with that extra benefit in the business world that a lot of people are losing.
Define collaborative business writing
Know different types of collaborative writing
Know how to collaborate with team members
Learn methods of handling conflict in writing
Build collaborative writing teams
This course is ideal for people who work collaboratively in preparing business documentations.
For the better part of every day, we are communicating to and with others. Whether it's the speech you deliver in the boardroom, the level of attention you give your spouse when they are talking to you, or the look you give the cat, it all means something.
The Communication Strategies course will help participants understand the different methods of communication and how to make the most of each of them. These strategies will provide a great benefit for any organisation and its employees. They will trickle down throughout the organisation and positively impact everyone involved.
Understand what communication is
Identify ways that communication can happen
Identify barriers to communication and how to overcome them
Develop their non-verbal and paraverbal communication skills
Use the STAR method to speak on the spot
Listen actively and effectively
Ask good questions
Use appreciative inquiry as a communication tool
Adeptly converse and network with others
Identify and mitigate precipitating factors
Establish common ground with others
Use "I" messages
Anyone who wants to improve their ability to communicate assertively.
Wherever two or more people come together, there is bound to be conflict. This course will give participants a seven-step conflict resolution process that they can use and modify to resolve conflict disputes of any size. Your participants will also be provided a set of skills in solution building and finding common ground.
In the Conflict Resolution course, participants will learn crucial conflict management skills, including dealing with anger and using the Agreement Frame. Dealing with conflict is important for every organisation no matter what the size. If it is left unchecked or not resolved it can lead to lost production, absences, attrition, and even law suits.
Understand what conflict and conflict resolution mean
Understand all six phases of the conflict resolution process
Understand the five main styles of conflict resolution
Be able to adapt the process for all types of conflicts
Be able to break out parts of the process and use those tools to prevent conflict
Be able to use basic communication tools, such as the agreement frame and open questions
Be able to use basic anger and stress management techniques
Anyone who is confronted by difficult situations in the workplace and is required to effectively manage conflict.
Facilitation is often referred to as the new cornerstone of management philosophy. With its focus on fairness and creating an easy decision making process. Creating a comfortable environment through better facilitation will give your participants a better understanding of what a good facilitator can do to improve any meeting or gathering.
The Facilitation Skills course can help any organisation make better decisions. This course will give participants an understanding of what facilitation is all about, as well as some tools that they can use to facilitate small meetings. A strong understating of how a facilitator can command a room and dictate the pace of a meeting will have your participants on the road to becoming great facilitators themselves.
Define facilitation and identify its purpose and benefits.
Clarify the role and focus of a facilitator.
Differentiate between process and content in the context of a group discussion.
Provide tips in choosing and preparing for facilitation.
Identify a facilitator's role when managing groups in each of Tuckman and Jensen's stages of group development: forming, storming, norming and performing.
Identify ways a facilitator can help a group reach a consensus: from encouraging participation to choosing a solution.
Provide guidelines in dealing with disruptions, dysfunctions and difficult people in groups.
Define what interventions are, when they are appropriate and how to implement them.
This course has been developed for anyone required to facilitate Courses or meeting for both formal and informal situations.
Although people often think of boardrooms, suits, and million dollar deals when they hear the word negotiation, the truth is that we negotiate all the time. Through this course participants will be able to understand the basic types of negotiations, the phases of negotiations, and the skills needed for successful negotiating.
The Negotiation Skills course will give participants a sense of understanding their opponent and have the confidence to not settle for less than they feel is fair. Participants will learn that an atmosphere of respect is essential, as uneven negations could lead to problems in the future.
Understand the basic types of negotiations, the phases of negotiations, and the skills needed for successful negotiating
Understand and apply basic negotiating concepts: WATNA, BATNA, WAP, and ZOPA
Lay the groundwork for negotiation
Identify what information to share and what to keep to yourself
Understand basic bargaining techniques
Apply strategies for identifying mutual gain
Understand how to reach consensus and set the terms of agreement
Deal with personal attacks and other difficult issues
Use the negotiating process to solve everyday problems
Negotiate on behalf of someone else
All team members looking to improve their personal negotiation competency and raise their confidence in dealing with a range of workplace negotiation situations.
Many studies have found that public speaking is the number one fear amongst most people, outranking flying, snakes, insects, and even death. Ironically, it is also one of the skills that can make or break a person's career. Participants will be provided a strong set of skills that will complement their current presentation skill set.
The Presentation Skills course will give participants some presentation skills that will make speaking in public less terrifying and more enjoyable. This course includes topics that participants can look forward to including: creating a compelling program, using various types of visual aids, and engaging the audience.
Perform a needs analysis and prepare an outline
Select presentation delivery methods
Practice verbal and non-verbal communication skills
Knock down nervousness
Develop and use flip charts with colour
Create targeted PowerPoint presentations
Utilise white boarding for reinforcement
Describe how video and audio enhance a presentation and list criteria for determining what types to use
Enrich the learning experience with humour, questions, and discussion.
Employees who are first-time presenters who need to build their skills and confidence fast.Employees who occasionally speak in public and need to feel more comfortable and effective. Employees who want to move up in their career and speaking before a group will be necessary.
According to a 1973 survey by the Sunday Times of London, 41% of people list public speaking as their biggest fear. Forget small spaces, darkness, and spiders, standing up in front of a crowd and talking is far more terrifying for most people. Through this course participants will become more confident and relaxed in front of an audience which will translate into a successful speaking event.
However, mastering this fear and getting comfortable speaking in public can be a great ego booster, not to mention a huge benefit to your career. The Public Speaking course will give participants some basic public speaking skills, including in-depth information on developing an engaging program and delivering their presentation with power.
Identify their audience
Create a basic outline
Organise their ideas
Flesh out their presentation
Find the right words
Prepare all the details
Deliver a polished, professional speech
Handle questions and comments effectively
Employees who are first-time presenters who need to build their skills and confidence fast. Employees who occasionally speak in public and need to feel more comfortable and effective.Employees who want to move up in their career and speaking before a group will be necessary