Gerry Reid -
"Advanced Communication Skills Workshop"
Advanced Communication Skills
A Workshop for Assuring Above Average Results from Your
Every interaction with another person involves
communicating. The results from any conversation or meeting are in direct proportion to
the quality of the communication process. With the skills learned in this course, you
become more able to competently express yourself and clearly understand others.
Ultimately, this means getting the most benefit from the thinking and actions of clients,
superiors, peers, subordinates, friends and family.
Through a sequence of multiple classroom exercises, the
participant learns and practices the process of effective human communication. An ongoing
scenario develops specific skills that build upon each other until the student achieves
natural and effective application. Accelerated adult learning principles designed into the
course assure significant skill transfer into the work environment.
Specific skills observed, studied, discussed and practiced
- Experiencing the effect of past patterns on current and
- Dealing with different perceptions and unique, individual
- Understanding how people use seeing, hearing and feeling to
- Observing visual, verbal and visceral clues that reveal
internal thinking processes.
- Suspending normal patterns of thought to allow new thinking
processes to occur.
- Building, maintaining and enhancing rapport and respect with
- Aligning personal vision and mission with that of other
people and organizations.
- Setting goals and objectives to assure mutually beneficial
- Selecting strategies for effective communication with
- Coping with normal human emotions invoked during change.
- Formulating powerful questions to build the quality of
- Directing the communication process through inquiry and
- Developing stories to enrich communication effectiveness and
- Applying analogy, metaphor and simile to maintain attention
- Using accelerated adult learning techniques to enhance
Students completing this course leave with multiple new
communication and perception abilities. These skills empower them to be far above average
as communicators, educators, leaders, managers and mentors in all aspects of their
personal and professional lives.
This course is facilitated by its author, Gerry Reid.
Networking with other students and the author is encouraged. Gerry Reid distributes e-mail
updates on a weekly basis to all students wanting to receive them. Advanced training and
mentoring programs are available to graduates who wish to become instructors of this
course and its corresponding materials.
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