Effective listening and responding skills are crucial to good communication and therefore vital elements of successful business relationships. Good listeners are able to extract more information, filter and convey information that is relevant to the audience and build rapport. The core communication skills in this field help to build relationships, resolve problems efficiently and maximise relationships.
In order for actors to give powerful performances they must listen and react to what the other performers are saying and how they are saying it. This creates a authentic performance that can move an audience emotionally.
This Listening and Responding workshop uses the training actors receive to equip business professionals with the skills needed to engage in the workplace. The result is a series of practical communication skills which enable dynamic conversations to grow in the workplace.
We will explore the differences between a given message and how that message is received, the notion of subtext, active listening skills to build relationships and appropriate responses to given business scenarios.
The workshop, lead by an experience actor and business coach, is a practical one and will be designed to suit the particular requirements of the company and group.
Convey interest and empathy through active listening techniques
Understand group dynamics and differences in communication styles
Learn skills in reading a room
Discover the nuances between what people say and what they actually mean