Role Play

Summary

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Small groups  |  In person or virtual

 30-90min  |  Scripted or improvised

Methodology

Adaptable to a variety of workspace scenarios

In staff assessment and development programs, actors role play in a range of written scenarios – for example as difficult subordinates, managers or senior partners, and challenging clients or customers.

Participants are encouraged to display their mastery of expected skills and methodology, and then given constructive, evidence based feedback. 

Takeaways

Constructive learning and actionable feedback

Experience in both acting and business gives corporate actors credibility and provides a challenging, yet supportive learning environment. 

The actor/coaches provide an appropriately challenging experience, looking, sounding and performing believably and focusing on supporting participants to perform to their best ability.

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Critical Conversations

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Small groups  |  In person or virtual

 30-90min  |  Scripted or improvised

Methodology

Upcoming critical conversations in the workspace

Participants describe their personal upcoming workplace situation, from their own and their counterparts point of view. A skilled corporate actor will embody that person. It could be a difficult direct report, disgruntled colleague, intimidating manager or demanding client. 

The participant focuses on effective communication methods; giving feedback, building rapport, active listening, influencing skills or non-verbal communication.

Use case

Rehearsing for stressful important meetings

Powerful learning occurs because this process replicates real-life situations. A constructive approach is practised, useful communication skills are practiced, instant feedback and coaching are given and the conversation re-enacted until your staff member feels confident about tackling the future conversation.

Colleagues in the group get involved by giving each other feedback and support.

Presentation Skills

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Small groups  |  In person or virtual

 30-90min  |  Scripted or improvised

Methodology

How we turn those nerves into confidence

Do you have a presentation to give to your peers, a client or a recruitment panel? Does the thought of being in front of people stress you out? You’re not alone! Fear of public speaking is said to affect 75% of us.

Our coaches are experienced in the performing arts, and many are award-winning improvisers, directors, presenters, and coaches. We have all experienced stage fright, and developed techniques to turn those nerves into confidence and excitement.

Takeaways

Fun, long lasting presentation skills

These workshops are experiential, and focus on practical presentation skills. We encourage you to present the best parts of you! Strengthening your authentic voice, personal impact, vocal and physical control, relaxation techniques and the ability to read your audience. We will work with you on-site, one-on-one or in small or large groups.

Our techniques, while fun to learn, provide lasting skills, which can make presenting yourself and your ideas a rewarding and enjoyable experience. 

Virtual Training

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Small groups  |  In person or virtual

 30-90min  |  Scripted or improvised

Methodology

From the comfort and safety of your home

Our actor/coaches will hone presentation skills, perform role-play scenarios practice challenging conversations and give personal feedback and coaching. We can facilitate the entire session, or work alongside your trainers.

Virtual training sessions can range from 30 to 90 minutes, or longer, booked in any time-zone and reach remote offices where in-person training isn’t practical. Whatever fits the schedule!

Use case

Rehearsing for stressful meetings

Powerful learning occurs because this process replicates real-life situations. A constructive approach is practised, useful communication skills are practiced, instant feedback and coaching are given and the conversation re-enacted until your staff member feels confident about tackling the future conversation.

Also known as ‘Real Play’, critical conversations usually occur in small groups. Participants support each other to examine their scenario with constructive feedback and strict confidentiality.

For more information, check out these 3 tips for tackling a difficult situation.

Event Preparation

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Small groups  |  In person or virtual

 30-90min  |  Scripted or improvised

Methodology

Bringing theory to life by enacting your unique development areas

Whether you are rolling out a new model for your employees, highlighting development areas or celebrating how well they are achieving, we will tailor event performances to suit your message. 

We will work with you to create scenes from your company culture, often enacting ‘a day in the life’ meeting. These scenes usually demonstrate communication which could be handled more effectively.

Your delegates are then invited to discuss, make suggestions and direct our actors to behave more effectively. We then ‘replay’ the more effective communication.

Takeaways

Tailoring event performances to suit your message

Scenes can be portrayed comically or more subtlety, encouraging lively conversation from the learners. Some themes could focus on bullying, harassment, feedback conversations, recruitment, teamwork etc..

If you prefer, we can create humorous or satirical skits, to liven the day and entertain delegates. Or more educational presentations, if you are rolling out innovations or methodology.

If you want to learn more about what people are saying about skills development training using role play, check out this article.

E-learning Videos

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Small groups  |  In person or virtual

 30-90min  |  Scripted or improvised

Offering

Actors suitable for any e-learning video project

Our actors have been involved in hundreds of corporate training videos. Acting naturally and presenting to the camera are skills that take training and experience. We provide people who are natural and engaging.

Whether your material is to be learned and delivered from a script, read from a teleprompter, or in response to interviewer questions, our people will wow your learners in e-learning videos.

Example

Diverse range of writers, editors, and directors

Within the Peers and Players group, we also have a range of writers, editors, and directors. We also have affiliates in film production that we recommend and work with to bring your e-learning videos from concept to completion.

Recent productions we have worked on include the KPMG Sexual Harassment DVD, NAB Training DVD’s and the Australian Public Service Product Launch DVD.