Might your need to be able to show more enthusiasm
be met by this management training course
called Skills with People?
Yes if you agree with any of the following
- You love your job, and you assume people at work know you do.
- You've never been one for discussing how you feel about things.
- You're uncomfortable about saying how enthusistic you are - people might doubt your sincerity.
- Alternative scenario - Actually you're not very enthusiasic about your job. There are difficulties, and because you keep quiet about them they weigh you down. Instead of your natural enthusiasm you've become rather depressed. Perhaps learning to express your feelings would help you recover your enthusiasm, provided you could find a way of doing it that wouldn't make things worse.
What you'll take away from this course
You'll be more communicative about what you want and how you feel. This will enable you to show more enthusiasm. We'll help you find a way to say what you mean and mean what you say so that people believe you. You'll no longer assume they know how you feel without being told.
If you've lost your enthusiasm you could begin to recover it by exploring what's bothering you with someone who's interested in you. Simply letting off steam, getting if off your chest, can be a great way to begin to recover your natural energy and enthusiasm.
If so, you can have a FREE exploratory coaching session. It'll give you a foretaste of what you can get from the course. You make no commitment to proceed beyond this until you're sure this training is relevant to your own particular need.
How to accept this offer
Simply contact us for a preliminary chat and to arrange your free exploratory coaching session.
What this session will do for you
In this session we'll aim to give you something practical you can use right away that'll help you handle a difficult situation more successfully at work. All you need do to prepare for this session is think about the kinds of situations you want to be able to handle more successfully.
You'll find answers to many of your questions about the content and method of this course under FAQs (in the main menu above).
How the skills you'll practise on this course
can help you be much more successful
at showing enthusiasm
Here's an example of someone who needed to show more enthusiasm.
He was the chief factory engineer, and loved his job. There was nothing he enjoyed more than fixing problems for people who came to him for help - at least, that was how he felt about it. The trouble was that only those who knew him really well appreciated this. The ones who didn’t know him so well perceived him in quite a different way. To them he seemed unwilling to help, negative and discouraging, and his reputation in the factory was as a poor team player. His manager was so concerned about it that he told the engineer in no uncertain terms to change his attitude if he wanted to keep his job. The engineer was stunned and extremely upset.
The way he responded to people before he has the training
The key to the problem was in how the engineer typically responded to people who came to him with requests for help. His private reaction was that he was glad to be asked and eager to get down to detail – though he rarely revealed this. Instead, he would ask technical questions and frown as he applied his mind to the difficulties he was going to have to overcome in order to solve the problem. To most people this gave the totally false signal that he was unwilling or unable to help. The problem was he never said he was keen to help. Nor did he reassure his colleagues that he was confident that, although it might not be easy, he realised how urgent the problem was to them and would not rest until he'd solved it for them. In fact he communicated very little except screw up his face while he was thinking.
Mental obstacles hindering him from showing emthusiasm
There were two main mental obstacles he needed help to overcome in order to rescue his reputation and his career. The first was his assumption that other people were telepathic, in other words, that they would know how enthusiastic he was to help without him telling them. The second was that he was not used to telling people how he felt. Life had taught him it was better to keep his feelings to himself.
New skills that enabled him to show more enthusiasm and be better understood
He first needed to see himself in action responding to someone who came to him with a typical problem, so that he could appreciate how he was coming across and the effect he was having. A typical conversation was video-recorded, and as soon as he saw it he saw the point. What shocked him was how off-putting was his actual behaviour at the very moment when he was trying to be helpful. Because of his uncommunicative and apparently unenthusiastic response the effect he was having was the opposite of the one he intended.
No wonder, he realised, that he was being misunderstood. It still remained for him, with further coaching and practice, to get used to talking in a more openly enthusiastic way in order to prevent people from getting the wrong idea about his attitude. At first he felt uncomfortable doing it, but the results were very encouraging, and he was soon able to put his communication problems behind him. He reported back to the trainer some time later that what he had learned had not only helped him at work but had also made a big difference at home.
Yet more reasons why you might benefit
from this training in how to show enthusiasm
- I've been told I don't show enough enthusiasm. I'd like to show more, but I don't know how.
- I've never liked telling people how I feel. It never occurred to me that if don't tell them they won't know.
- I have strong feelings but I keep them to myself. Perhaps it's time to learn to express them more, talk about them, be more open.
- I'd like to be able to communicate my true feelings, speak more frankly, be more honest, stop keeping feelings so close to my chest. But I'm afraid I'll be misunderstood or thought of as a trouble maker.