Communication Conference

$39.00$189.00

Communication can make or break our teams, projects, and businesses, yet many of us don’t invest enough time into communicating effectively or understanding the secrets of effective communication. If you can tackle only one challenge facing you today, tackle the leading cause of business setbacks and improve your communication!

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Communication - 3 Part Conference WHOLE DAY

Communication can make or break our teams, projects, and businesses, yet many of us don’t invest enough time into communicating effectively or understanding the secrets of effective communication. If you can tackle only one challenge facing you today, tackle the leading cause of business setbacks and improve your communication!

During this full-day, three part workshop series, you’ll learn what makes effective communicators so effective, as well as tools and tips to take you from “good” to “great!” We’ll take a close look at effective communication strategies, starting with laying the foundation of communication basics – the table stakes of communication, and understanding your own style and preferences.  In the afternoon, we’ll move on to more advanced techniques such as matching the mode to the message.

This deep dive into the secrets of effective communication includes instruction, workshops, small-group and individual activities, skill practice, self-assessment, and development planning to account for communication styles and techniques for multiple mediums.

Objectives:

  • Reshape the way you approach communication
  • Recognize common temperaments, types, and communication
  • Identify how to adjust communications to meet the needs of the audience
  • Gain some tips & strategies to improve your ability to listen
  • Relate valuable techniques for defusing defensive moments in communication
  • Discover the key to successful communication in a wide variety of forums, for a wide variety of purposes, including how to ensure mode and message match the intended purpose
  • Encounter takeaways and tools you can use any time

Foundations of Communication (1 hr)  - 8:30-9:30a

Communicating with other humans can be tremendously challenging; it requires a lot of effort to do well, and it’s alarmingly easy to commit a costly blunder. Just try fixing a communication failure without effective communication skills…

Anyone in any role in any industry can benefit by pausing to frame any message within these three principles -- in fact, one person on one team can make a huge impact by considering the importance of a single message.

You could be the most productive, the most effective person on your team, but if you aren’t an effective communicator, you’re probably not getting a whole lot done, or making extra work for others. Communication, when done well, can save time and pain in the moment and down the road, so it’s worth the investment of time and energy to do it well!

Objectives:

  • Describe three principles of effective communication, what they are, and what they mean.
  • Recognize four common communication styles and what to do when they are encountered at work

Getting Your Message Through (2 hr)  - 10:00a-12:00p

This session makes it easy to reflect on your own communication style and processing preferences, and highlights new techniques to try when communicating with others. Learn tactical tips that you can apply immediately to improve communication at work and get your message in front of the right ears and eyes.

This module focuses on four critical steps to delivering messages effectively, beginning with knowing the purpose for the communication, the preferences of both the sender and the receiver, and the plan for ensuring that the communication transaction was complete and effective – including anticipating the likely obstacles and risks.

Objectives

  • Identify the objective of a communication before initiating it.
  • Identify how to adjust communications to meet the needs of the audience and your message.
  • Prepare for obstacles that would prevent a communication from being successful.
  • Learn to leverage your natural communication strengths, as well as adapt when appropriate.

Advanced Communication Tips (3 hr) - 1:00-4:00p

This beyond-the-basics session is a treasure trove of tips and techniques to help you go from “good” to “great”. You’ll build on a solid foundation of communication skills by taking a deep dive into communication planning, especially when things get complicated. Through self-reflection and collaboration, this hands- and minds-on training will help you practice and master communication strategies and craft messages to meet the needs of multiple audiences and multiple goals.

In this deep dive into the secrets of effective communication, you’ll learn more about your own communication style, gain some tips and strategies to improve your ability to listen, and discover the key to successful communication.

Objectives

  • Think in a new way about some aspect of the art and science of communication
  • Give a little thought to your own communication preferences
  • Identify one thing you’ll do differently in your communications – starting today – based on what you’ve learned today

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