Business Writing – Basic: Write to be Understood

Communicating Effectively: Drive Clarity, Understanding and Empathy

Length:  One day or two half-days

Overview:  

To influence others and be understood, you must communicate clearly. The words you choose, the environment, and your physical composure all affect how your messages are received and interpreted. This workshop focuses primarily on face-to-face and other non-written communications, exploring all of the components that factor into how your messages are received and interpreted. Role-plays throughout the program will allow you to practice and receive feedback on your communications.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Identify the goal of each communication
  • Describe the components of effective communication
  • Select the appropriate mode for communicating a message
  • Plan messages that meet their audience’s needs
  • Demonstrate effective listening skills
  • Describe techniques for managing emotions during communications

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