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Communication Skills

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5 Ways to Ensure Everyone Understands Your Communication

confusionTake a moment and write down what you think I mean when I mention the word ‘Quality’.

Go on, get a pen and write down your definition of the word.

Now do the same for the words ‘Customer satisfaction’. Learn More

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The 6 Levels of Questions That Great Communicators Use

sixWhen I study great communicators from the past, I realise that they have several things in common. That’s good, because it means they follow patterns that can be modeled by others, and that makes it easier for us mere mortals to get it right!

One specific area that great communicators excel at is the ability to get to the root of problems quickly and efficiently, so they can spend time on seeking results and solutions rather than wallowing in the quagmire of disputes, opinions and disagreements. Learn More

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Effective Communication in Business

likeWhen we run communication skills courses, we often get asked about communications within the business and how they can be improved. Here are our tips to get the best of this key skill: Learn More

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The SIMPLE Model For Feedback

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Here’s a good model to remind you of the best way to give feedback to a team member. Following it should be quite SIMPLE, as that is the acronym used to help you remember it: Learn More

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Using Influencing Skills On Your Manager

communicationWe had an interesting email recently from a delegate who had attended one of our Essential Management Skills programmes and had returned to work ready to put a lot of the ideas into practice, knowing that they would boost morale and encourage participation from his team members.

Unfortunately, his boss was of the opinion that the old ways are still the best ways, and that employees should be glad these days that they still have a job. Our delegate said that he felt discouraged by the boss’s reaction, and was there something he could say or do to influence the boss to look at it from a different angle. Learn More

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How To Understand People Better

knowledge powerThe feedback we receive from our Advanced Communication Skills course is just awesome. This is because it goes beyond the normal communication techniques that you use on any other course. Learn More

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Listening To Understand Makes You A Better Manager

listening lotsStephen Covey wrote a business best-seller in the 1990’s that is still very relevant today, called ‘The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People’. If you haven’t got a copy, shame on you. Get one quickly. Learn More

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Be Clear When You Communicate

clarityHave you ever said or heard statements like these?

“It’s not far now”

“We need it quickly”

“I’ll call you soon” Learn More