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Communication Skills Training - 1 day course

Communication Skills Training Course

After you have attended this popular Communication skills training, you will know precisely how to:

  1. Communicate your message with more clarity, and persuasion.
  2. Make your communications more specific.
  3. Use humour to your advantage.
  4. Communicate your own goals.
  5. Ask the right questions.
  6. Speak and write more accurately, by giving clear definitions.
  7. Speak in more optimistic terms.
  8. Give constructive, not destructive criticism.
  9. Find the solutions to problems.
  10. Avoid accidental "negative commands" such as, "Don't panic!"
  11. Handle difficult people with greater ease.
  12. Distinguish between "a fact" and "an opinion".
  13. Proper use of your body language.
  14. Proper use of your voice tones.
  15. Ensure that you always give praise and appreciation.

Course Details

Bespoke In House Training

This course is also available as an in house group training course in the UK and worldwide. We can tailor the content to fit your specific needs.
Group training costs from £1,850 +VAT (plus trainer's B&B) per day for up to 20 delegates
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One Day open training course: £435 +VAT per delegate.
Our next open course is in 8 days, ✔ there are still places available. Would you like to book online now or see more available dates?

We currently offer open courses in: London, Birmingham, Manchester, Heathrow, Central London, Oxford, Bristol, Nottingham and Glasgow, Scotland.

Please note all our training courses include three months additional FREE telephone coaching.

Course Timings: Start 09:00 - Finish 16:30. Lunch at 13:00, Tea Breaks at 11:00 and 15:00, giving you an opportunity to check emails and make calls.

Who should attend the course?

You should attend this communication skills training course, if you:

  • Say to yourself "I know what I mean but I can’t explain it"
  • Need to set clear goals and targets for others to achieve
  • Need to be able to transfer information accurately
  • Believe that problems are often caused by miscommunication
  • Need to explain your exact meaning to others
  • Need to handle difficult people and conflict
  • Want more confidence in expressing your ideas

Benefits of the communication skills training course

The benefits of the communication skills course are:

  • You will feel more confident to express your ideas and opinions.
  • You will get the best possible results from interviews and important meetings of all kinds.
  • You will avoid all the perils and costs of badly worded messages and mis-understandings.
  • You will feel happier to handle situations where you need to criticise other people.

Training course content: Very informative course. This course has shown me different ways to deal with conflict situations and not to use humour instead. Trainer's presentation: Kept my attention. Entertaining as well as informative. Examples put everything in to perspective.

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About the Communication Skills Course

Out of ten, how would you rate your communication skills?
Would you say that you are a great communicator or is there some room for improvement?
And therefore, would you like help to improve your powers of communication?

Communication is the art of transferring your ideas, your information and your emotions into the minds of others.

If you sometimes feel frustrated because you can’t verbalise exactly what you want to say: if you want people to really listen to you and understand you, then this course is right for you.

And if you want help to handle conflict situations with more assertiveness, then this course would be especially good for you.This communication course will give you the exact methods you need to communicate with more clarity and confidence.

Communication Skills Training Course Content

Communication Skills Course AM

How can you develop your communication skills in order to get the best from yourself and others?

Communication - Clear, Convincing, Positive

You need to develop your communication skills in the following ways. You need to know:

  • How to communicate your goals - Your goals need to be expressed in clear and unambiguous terms.
  • How to use numbers to gain accuracy - You can gain clarity by using numbers. Using numbers is the easiest way to improve the quantitative nature of your language.
  • The use (and misuse) of humour at work - Some people use humour in the wrong way. They use humour in destructive ways. We need to distinguish between the correct and the incorrect use of humour.
  • How to explain your ideas - Some people have difficulty explaining their ideas, verbally. They cannot turn their mental images into language. You need to be able to translate your thoughts into clear, defined language. We will give you the method to do this.
  • How to improve your listening skills (how to pick out the exact meaning of their message) - Listening is the art of picking out the important things and remembering them. We will show you how to improve your listening skills.
  • How to handle a negative cynic - Sometimes criticism is a good thing. And sometimes criticism is a bad thing, it all depends how the message is worded. We will help you to distinguish between constructive criticism (the good thing) and cynicism, (the bad thing).
  • The use of affirmative language - It is not enough to tell people what you won’t, or can’t do and why, (negative language). You must in addition tell people what you will do, can do. (Affirmative language).

Practical exercises for the delegates to learn skills

Communication Skills Course PM

When there is tension or conflict, then it is important to make your communication clear, accurate, assertive and non-emotional. We will discuss how to develop a rational approach to conflict management.

Communication in Conflict

How to give assertive constructive criticism

  • How to use a rational, not emotional approach to constructive criticism and conflict
  • How to use factual language to criticise - Factual language is objective language.
  • How to prepare your message in advance - Don’t just say anything. Plan your words carefully.
  • How to formulate a solution to the problem or difficult situation - You need to figure out a solution that is rational under the circumstances, and therefore more likely to obtain an agreement.
  • If the person says NO to your proposal, then you need to know how to distinguish "reasons" from "excuses" for not doing something.
  • Know when to compromise (and when not to) - Compromise is sometimes the right thing to do, and sometimes it is the worst thing you could do. We will discuss when to compromise and when not to.
  • The difference between assertive, aggressive and passive communication - You need to be assertive, not aggressive.
  • Notes on body language and proper voice tone - You need to master your own posture, eye contact, facial expression and gestures. In addition, you must master your own voice volume, pitch and speed of delivery.
  • The proper use of praise and appreciation - The absence of appreciation is the cause of many conflicts. We will discuss the need for effective praise and appreciation.
  • How to maintain your self control and confidence -Don’t say just anything that comes into your mind. Think it through before you speak or before you react or before you write the email.

Practical exercises for the delegates to learn skills

Final Summary and Close

The Training Method

The training method follows this general pattern - the training is very interactive and interesting:

  1. The trainer gives a clear explanation of the point in question with specific examples.
  2. Then, the delegates practice by doing an exercise with each other.
  3. The delegates practice by doing exercise with the trainer.
  4. All points are supported with full written notes to take away.
  5. Delegates are asked to write down an associated action, for each point made.
  6. (At the end of the day, we have about twenty such actions, from which the delegates choose six which are the most personally meaningful).

Note: we do not believe in placing people in any situation of embarrassment by demanding that they 'perform' in front of the whole group. So you can relax: come on this course and be at ease; ready to learn new skills!

Course content: Was very Informative. Absolute common sense. Unfortunately common sense is not so common! Well worth it, would highly recommend. Trainer's presentation: Very professional and full of examples and applied to true life scenarios.

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Price for open training course

You are able to book this course online today.

The open training course costs only £435 +VAT per delegate . For this price we provide:

  • Full day of quality training
  • Tea, coffee and cakes
  • Lunch
  • Full colour course notes
  • Written action plan
  • Certificate
  • Additional training material by means of monthly updates
  • Access to the Post Course Portal:
    • Audio download of 'The Effective Leader Manager' programme
    • Free eBook 'The Effective Leader Manager'
    • Free training needs analysis, with personalised development action plan based upon results

Plus 3 months free telephone coaching

To answer any on-going questions, you will also receive email and telephone support from your trainer after you have attended the course. Whilst you are implementing what you have learned we will be there to help you if you need us for advice, guidance and coaching.

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Price for in house training course

In House Course: from £1,850 +VAT (plus trainer's B&B) per day for up to 20 delegates (download in-house prospectus)

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