Master the Art of Voicing Your Thoughts
Refine your communication skills by learning to harness your emotional intelligence with one of the UK's most acclaimed management training courses.
What gets in the way of developing and holding on to new communication skills are old habits of thinking and speaking. Even if the advice is very good the reason why it rarely sticks are the mental habits people inevitably revert to, especially under pressure.
Unlearning those old habits and internalising a more effective and lasting approach to communication needs more than a short course of lectures on how to do it.
What makes this training stand out is the exceptional support through one-to-one coaching sessions and continuous feedback. Changing behaviour is not an easy task as old habits are hard to break.
With a 40-year track record we can help you cultivate practical skills, and build your confidence to so you can successfully navigate real-world challenges, ensuring lasting behavioural improvements.
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"What I love about this course is that I didn't just learn about the topic, this course is about ME. I'm confident I can reliably use my new skills, even when under pressure".
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"A lesson for life! The power of effective communication is incredible when one masters the skills "listening with empathy" and "speaking assertively"
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You will learn a set of powerful emotional intelligence communication techniques so that you can manage difficult conversations, handle challenging situations, build relationships and set firm boundaries.
The goal of this training is to equip you with the tools they need to build strong, lasting relationships in your professional life, although because these skills are so transferable many clients report vast improvements in their personal relationships as well.
This is a skills development rather than just a theoretical programme, so the emphasis throughout will be on you taking turn after turn, practising your skills, while receiving feedback and coaching about your effect on others.
In your coaching sessions you will be helped to practise dealing with the kinds of situation you find challenging, again and again, until you are confident you can do it successfully.
We'll combine practical, hands-on experience with video replay and analysis and discussion of the principles involved to help you gain both skills and understanding. Special attention is paid to your individual training needs, so you can practise your skills in real-life situations that you have to handle at work.
That's why as well as your place in a small group, this training includes a generous amount of private and confidential one-to-one coaching sessions online, spread over several months, ensuring an exceptional level of support. This will ensure the changes you make are sustained over a longer period of time and any obstacles are overcome. Choose between online training available worldwide, or in-person face-to-face courses in the UK.
For a list of upcoming course dates (for online coaching and face-to-face training), the locations of the next 3-day public courses in the UK and pricing Click here.
This initial coaching session serves as an introduction to the "Skills with People" course, allowing you to understand the course's relevance and effectiveness for your specific needs before committing to it.
Asserting your needs and desires, avoiding being taken advantage of, and building self-confidence can all be reliant on standing up for what you think or want.
To help you confidently stand up for what you think or want, remember to stay true to your values and own needs, express your opinion without feeling the need to be an expert in the subject matter, engage open conversations where possible and be aware of how standing up might impact on your mental health. This is obviously easier said that done. Practive helps. Contact us if you'd like some support.
Dealing with fear of confrontation and criticism, as well as finding the right balance between assertiveness and aggression can be challenging.
It is important to set boundaries so that you can assert yourself and have ways to stand yourself up for what you think or want—read more to find out how!
Learning to recognise and embrace your own needs is an essential part of building self-confidence to stand up for what you think or want.
Through mastering techniques such as active listening, clear and concise expressions, non-violent communication techniques and handling conflicts constructively, you can build your assertiveness to make sure that your voice is heard.
Knowing when and how to stand up for what you think or want in different scenarios is key; it can help prevent hurt feelings, bring respect from others and ultimately create meaningful changes.
It is important to be prepared for various reactions and consequences that you may face when standing up for your beliefs or desires, such as conflict with others, resistance or criticism.
In order to stand up for what you think or want, it is important to have a clear sense of self-esteem and know how to reflect on yourself without feeling guilty or scared.
Eight ways that one can make sure they are respected include avoiding confrontation, making eye contact, using appropriate body language, staying quiet and never apologising if the wrong thing has been done by someone else.
Most people tend to shy away from confrontation in difficult situations either to avoid confrontation, by staying quiet or pretending such issues don't exist - which effectively makes no change.
Yes; Being aware of your thoughts and feelings while paying attention to others needs can be helpful in avoiding being someone who seeks approval from others all the time thus escaping the ‘people pleaser’ trap this creates . Practicing active listening techniques also helps gain clarity about oneself amidst other circumstances as well as one’s decision making process about any given action .
Yes. Practice does indeed make perfect – creating an environment close interiors where different perspectives are discussed openly taking into consideration various courses of action both parties decisions etc., go a long way in preparing oneself before deciding whether standing up should be considered at all an which course of action could best favour them.