The world has gone a little crazy during the outbreak of COVID19, with toilet paper panic buying, unstable stock markets, seminars being cancelled, and the world economy taking a hit. As a result, we are advised to stay at home. That’s only a temporary solution.
George Bernard Shaw once said that “The single biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” So what can we do to make sure the feedback conversations we have are meaningful and positive? Here are three tips.
The advantage of using corporate actors to deliver interpersonal, communication, and presentation business training is their hands on nature. Discover which soft skills actors learn as part of their trade that translate perfectly into humorous, interactive training.
Whitelion Bail Out events raise awareness to help ‘at risk’ youth. They allow people to step into the shoes of convicted youth and spend a night in a correctional facility. We coordinate the actors who bring the nights to life by playing the roles of guards, as well as acting out example scenarios of trials.
Written by Sue Shellenbarger, The Mistakes You Make in a Meeting’s First Few Milliseconds article discusses how people will make snap judgments as soon as they meet you, and how you can turn this to your advantage. Sue includes quotes from notable professionals including Peers and Players CEO Lisa Peers.
‘Tis the season to be jolly? Not according to a 2015 study, conducted by MetLife Insurance, stating that December is the most stressful time of year for 42% of workers. Here are a few tips to help you get those stress levels down during the holidays.
If you are a manager and want to improve working conditions in your company, for the sake of your own success, what can you do? Put simply, you need to create a positive culture. Although that sounds simple enough, cultural change can be a tricky thing to achieve. Here are 5 tips to get you started.
There is a wealth of information out there that emphatically proves that gratitude is good for you. It is good for your health, your relationships, your life expectancy, and has been proven to be a real key to happiness. However, is gratitude good for your career? Can it make you a better manager?
The personal coaching industry is still relatively new and only came into being about 20 years ago. Although this means that the industry is still in the process of defining itself and gaining legitimacy, there has also been a decent amount of research. Findings have been positive and negative. See what studies are saying.
Most of us would be tempted to put off critical conversations, hoping the situation will just resolve itself. However, if you aspire to be a great manager, this is something you must learn how to do without hesitation. Here are three tips to help you.
Visualizing success is not a new concept and there are plenty of self-help books and articles out there that will step you through it. But does it actually work? The key is finding the right equation of seeing, feeling, believing and then taking action.
Using role-play in skills development has proven to be an invaluable training tool for all types of businesses. Any training that involves human communication can benefit from this powerful tool. Here is what others from a variety of industries are saying about role-play as a skills development tool.
There is a lot of information about what makes an effective executive leader. Many come into a leadership role by excelling at their core skills, which often isn’t leadership! Discover what makes effective leaders and how they can benefit from roleplay.
This article could easily read “how to close a sale with your body” because in a way most of what we do in our lives and careers is a process of selling. Here are some hints to help improve your body language arsenal.
Life isn’t scripted so that means we are all make it up as we go along. So why are the vast majority of people afraid to be put in a situation where improvisation is involved? It’s time to start saying what a great improviser you are because we all intrinsically are. Here are a few pointers for being a great improviser.
We are all creatives. But how do we use this fact to enhance our work and life? Everyone is aware of the need for creativity in a work environment, it is usually called “thinking outside of the box” and if you are on a managerial path in life, you really need to be able to demonstrate this. Here are 2 tips.
Public speaking or jumping out of a plane… which would you prefer to do? Given a choice, there are a lot of people out there who’d rather jump out of a plane (some of those without a parachute) than speak in front of others. Here are 4 tips to help you overcome your fear of public speaking.
Status is an instinctive form of body language. It is fundamentally a defense mechanism. When you play high status, you are sending out the message, “don’t mess with me because I bite”. When you play low status, you are sending out the message, “don’t mess with me because I’m really not worth the effort.”
Albert Mehrabian is an American Psychologist known for his work on verbal and nonverbal communication. In 1967, he published 2 studies dealing with positive and negative emotions experienced via 3 channels of human communication. What he discovered still causes controversy.
Have you wondered how to gain greater impact when communicating? Simply changing what you do with your body can help you experience different feelings. This goes against what most people think about cause and effect in human communication. Discover how role play exercises could give you more impact.
Role play is possibly one of the most controversial methods used in business training. So why should you even bother trying role play as a business training method? Anything we do well in life has come from practicing it, and that’s where role play becomes a powerful teaching tool.
Play is possibly the most potent tool used by educators. Can role play be a useful tool in workplace training? Yes! Not the traditional: get two people to sit opposite each other and pretend to be in a situation while everyone one else watches (a sure way to kill off any sense of playfulness).