No wonder modern L&D professionals are asking for corporate role play actors to add impact to soft skills training and get a competitive edge.
Most training is theoretical and doesn’t stick! Companies that deploy professional actors for corporate role play in assessment and development courses claim that the benefits are huge.
Role play actors can make any workplace scenario come alive
Interactive roleplay scenarios have been used as a training tool for a long time, and professional role play actors can bring these scenarios to life. They play different characters authentically and more effectively than a self-conscious participant. This makes the situations appear more realistic, highlighting workplace challenges, and creating more ‘aha’ moments in training. This focus and realism motivate learners to participate in scenarios rather than avoid them.
Skilled corporate roleplay actors know how to represent real personality types and emotions in a given situation, portraying anger, confusion, or authority with conviction, while an employee may feel inhibited.
An actor playing a role opposite an employee can help them learn how to deal with difficult situations effectively because the actor is trained to stay in character, making the scenarios more believable, helping employees feel and understand the impact of their behavior.
Actors bring real-life challenges to any scenario
Actors embody any role required in your training, and even different roles in a single training session. They can easily switch between different characters in a variety of scenarios. At the same time, they stay focused and keep participants engaged, while challenging them to handle difficult conversations.
Keep your training consistent
Since a team of roleplay actors play the same role multiple times consistently, it keeps your training and assessments equal for all participants.
Your employees no longer have to play tricky roles, instead they are free to focus on key learnings. Professional roleplay actors facilitate the best outcomes in your corporate trainings with ease and confidence.
Role play actors give useful feedback and teach practical skills
Professional roleplay actors are experienced at supporting participants to learn how their behavior is being received, and how to improve, with an awareness of verbal and non-verbal communication.
This is what some professionals have to say about benefits of using corporate role play training in their organizations:
“… the role playing and coaching services for our leadership training has made a big impact on our leader community.” Virginie McLaughlin CISCO
“… the best training experience in our organization’s 51-year history…” Jacki Paytas CRLA
“… the actors exceeded expectations in all workshops which allowed us to deliver business outcomes that both exceeded expectations and reinforced the use of actors delivered solid return….” Zoe Cooper-Sharan NEWS CORP
Businesses across the globe are looking for new ways to help their teams develop communication skills and improve performance and productivity. Bring corporate role-play actors into your staff training to create lasting change.
To find out more about Peers and Players’ professional role play actors and how they can contribute to corporate trainings, call +1 415-485-0505 (US) or +61 2 9969 8818 (Australia).