Yes, this course builds interpersonal skills through improvisation.
You’re going to love it.
We talk all day long. We take communication for granted. In fact, we improvise almost all of our communication—people typically don’t plan or script each interaction. This works well enough until a challenge arises. How do we communicate when there is conflict, or we don’t know the answer, or when we’re nervous?
Steering into the Skid
Think of when you were learning to drive–you probably learned that, if the car starts to skid, you turn into it. Most times when you buckle yourself into the driver’s seat, you won’t use this information. But if you hit a patch of ice, you’ll be glad for the knowledge. Communication is similar–mostly it goes fine, with a few misunderstandings here and there. But when you’re aware of how to manage the elements of communication, you can avoid misunderstanding and you’re prepared when you hit a tricky spot. In fact, changing just a few aspects of the way we communicate can lead to improved business and interpersonal results.
Here’s how it works.
This workshop breaks down the elements of communication—listening, non-verbals, and speaking— and shows participants a new, more intentional way to employ them. We do this through a series of exercises…okay, they’re really games. The group works together to learn to communicate in this new way, and in the process forms a bond.
Outcomes from this workshop include:
- Understanding the fundamentals of communication and how we use them
- Connecting communication skills to specific business opportunities and challenges
- Deep rapport in the participating group
- Participants are prepared for challenging situations as a result of practicing these skills
The Better Communication Through Creative Play course includes a 101 and a 201 level workshop. Each is designed for up to 14 participants. We strongly advise clients to participate in both 101 and 201 to get the full benefit of the course.
Contact us to discuss the Better Communication Through Creative Play workshop.