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Developing More Effective Communication

Skills for understanding, being understood and getting your needs met.

Communicate. We humans do it all the time, and most of the time we do it as a matter of course, without thinking about it. We talk, we listen, we write, we read - as you are doing now - or we draw, we mimic, we nod, we point, we shrug, and, somehow, we manage to make our thoughts known to one another. Of course, there are times when we view communication as something difficult or even impossible to achieve.

“Once a human being has arrived on this earth, communication is the
largest single factor determining what kinds of relationships he makes
with others and what happens to him.”    
Virginia Satir

"The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately
determines the quality of our lives."
    Anthony Robbins

Effective Communication is perhaps one of the most essential tools for personal and business success. This seminar will explore some of the foundations of effective internal and interpersonal communication strategies.

  • Everything we do is communication
  • The six basics of communication
  • Communication begins within
  • Empowering and limiting self talk
  • Where it all begins: your values, beliefs and thoughts
  • Self talk. The metaphors that limit and those that empower
  • Thinking your way to maximum personal and communication success
  • Take charge of what you say and do for better results
  • Communication is a two-way street, you have to gather as well as give
  • Improve your communication through body language
  • Building rapport through body language, energy and voice
  • The ten worst things you can do in communication and how to avoid them
  • Using words to generate cooperation and commitment, not clashes and confrontations
  • The art of listening
  • Building understanding through NLP
  • Building harmony, cooperation and increasing your persuasiveness

It has been said that there is only one stupid question; that is the one we ‘never ask’ for no one can ever answer it. In learning how to ask empowering questions of ourselves and others, and how to listen attentively, we have at our disposal the most valuable, yet often the most under utilized communication resource for learning, growth and success.

Empowering questions change what you focus on; and what you focus on grows. They allow you to access more control, more freedom, and more abundance in every aspect of your life, for they stretch the mind, tap creativity and explore a multitude of possible solutions.

Nothing initiates supportive personal or inter-personal communication faster or better than an empowering question, for often answers are within the questions themselves.

Full Day Seminar      [actual presentation time, excluding breaks, is 6 hours]


'Comfort and conformity are the inhibitors of someone who wishes to grow' :: David Kliese