There’s no doubt that more and more companies are using professional corporate actors to bring their role-play scenarios to life. Whether it’s recruitment role play to assess potential candidates, sales role play to improve the sales process and lead to quicker closing, or leadership training to develop managers in their team feedback conversations.
Bringing in a professional role-play company can up the ante in terms of challenge, consistency, and measurable results.
How Can You Help Your Managers with Leadership Training?
People improve by understanding the impact they are having and trying out new communication techniques from their coach or director, to fine-tune their performance and improve their ability to persuade.
Corporate Role-Play Actors Versus Regular Actors
Professional role-play actors don’t want to be the star! They are there to support the manager or team member to shine, by demonstrating and improving their people skills in a workplace setting.
- Actors have spent their years of training and experience studying ‘soft skills’; exactly how verbal and non-verbal communication can change first impressions and develop personal impact.
- Business or ‘corporate actors’ are committed to helping people understand how to build rapport, develop empathy and have influence at work.
- Corporate actors are adept at improv, and work with your specific workplace scenarios or case studies, using your competencies or desired behavioral models.
- They give immediate feedback, help people practice and give individual coaching and support.
Why Use a Role-Play Company Rather than Your Own Staff?
You should use a role-play company like Peers & Players because corporate actors don’t have opinions about your team, and know little about your products or technical challenges. They know a lot about human behavior, so can complement your product expertise with a deep understanding of human nature.
Bringing in a professional role-play company for leadership training, recruitment role play, or sales role play can provide measurable results. Why? Because corporate actors are committed to helping people understand how to build rapport, develop empathy and have influence at work.
Interested in drama based training? No more death by PowerPoint! Bring theory to life and learn better communication skills and practical tools. People get a powerful experience of how shifts in behavior can help them to be more successful as leaders at work. Here’s some useful ideas from Mind Tools on setting up your own role-play situations.