Good verbal communication skills are an invaluable asset both professionally and socially. Effective communicators are able to get their point across calmly and succinctly. They are able to engage and hold their audience whether it is one person or a room full of people.
So how do your verbal communication skills measure up?
- Can you build rapport with a complete stranger, even someone you instantly take a dislike to?
- Can you effortlessly make conversation in any situation and environment?
- Are you a good host, can you conduct an engaging dinner conversation?
- Have you ever avoided a networking event because you are not sure how to communicate effectively.
Perhaps you are naturally shy and prefer to let others make conversation. Whatever your situation, if your verbal communication skills or lack of them are holding you back, then don’t worry help is at hand. A short half day course could dramatically improve your verbal communication skills and self confidence in any social scenario. In just a few hours you will learn when to speak, what to say and how to say it. I offer verbal communication skills coaching to individuals and small groups. Just one morning or afternoon can make a real difference to how you communicate and how you feel about meeting and socialising with people in formal, or informal environments. This is what one client had to say:
“I recently started my own business in property development and effectively managing public relations and controversial transactions are paramount to me. Ursuline’s knowledge and thorough approach has brought new insights and effective strategies especially useful on rapport building and managing conflicts. Exploring others’ learning styles and representation of the world, as well as recognizing triggers that break communication and practical resources to overcome critical situation was very relevant development opportunity to me. Besides, Ursuline’s supportive approach and very nice personal touch made it an enjoyable learning experience throughout.”
Stefania Bertoncini Managing Partner – AIFOS Properties Ltd
What Communication Skills will I learn?
You’ll get in depth and tailor made advice to specifically meet your individual needs. If you choose a private coaching session then the content and format can be tailor made for you. You can spend as long as you want on a particular subject and less time on an area you feel more comfortable with. The coaching is highly interactive and engaging and designed to match your learning style. I believe people learn through experience so you will have a chance to practise and refine your skills throughout the day. You should allow three and a half hours for your session and you can expect to cover the following verbal communications skills topics:
- Knowing when to speak, and when to listen
- How to build rapport (even with people you don’t like)
- How to break rapport
- How to make effortless conversation
- What to talk about
- What constitutes over personal or intrusive conversation
- How to use your voice: pitch, pace and tone
- Using pause for effect
Benefits of Enhanced Communication Skills
You’ll appear more confident and you’ll feel more confident. Poor communication can result in conflict and misunderstanding, message conveyed is not message understood. Improving your verbal communication skills will improve your relationships and interactions with others. Your advanced communication skills will equip you with a powerful influencing tool. You will be able to use your voice to evoke powerful emotions in others. You will learn how to use your voice to inspire and motivate others. Developing your verbal communication skills will effectively enrich your life and the lives of people around you. I offer one to one coaching or if you want to reduce the cost why not ask your peers, associates or colleagues to join you.