Listening and responding to others dynamically is a fundamental business communication skill, which if developed will help your team boost its productivity, build relationships, and solve problems more quickly.
Good listeners are able to extract more information, filter and convey information that is relevant to an audience and build rapport with others.
In this workshop, you will explore strategies used by professional actors to build their creative listening skills:
Practical improvisation exercises to encourage active listening techniques and clear responses
Roleplays with relevant examples that practise building relationships and foster appropriate reactions to given situations
Group work to analyse the dynamics of meetings and other business contexts, and how to adapt to a range of communication styles
In order for actors to give truthful and nuanced performances they must listen and react to what the other performers are saying and follow their non-verbal cues. This Listening and Responding workshop explores these tried-and-tested performance techniques and applies them to contexts that are relevant for you, equipping you with practical strategies to engage with others in the workplace.
Convey genuine interest and empathy at work through active listening techniques
Improve your comprehension by discovering nuances between what people say and what they actually mean
Retain more information when listening to others and convey it more accurately
Develop emotional intelligence and learn to adapt your style to different audiences
Foster a natural rapport with colleagues and clients to maintain and develop relationships
Listen and communicate with open, positive body language that instills confidence