Effective Communication

Untangle, experience, discuss, reflect and practise effective communication skills using our unique ThirdBrain™ delivery method

Communication is a key success factor in any organisation.  Communication is simply the activity of conveying information.  Simple right?  However when it comes to effective communication, there are barriers that every individual and organisation faces.  People often feel that communication is as easy and simple as it sounds.  To some extents this is true but what makes it complex, difficult and frustrating are the barriers that get in its way.  This course will give you the skill and ability to pre-empt, eliminate or get over and around those barriers.

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2 Days
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Purpose of this course

A 2 day course exploring effective communication when dealing with others, whether you are managing  people, running a project, a meeting or working as part of a team.  The course will consist of input from the facilitator referencing respected models and theories and also allow plenty of time for delegates to practise their communication skills in activities and simulations, and then reflect on their experiences.

Who is this course for

Managers, team leaders and team members who need to improve their communication skills

You will learn how to
  • Recognise how personality affects the way we communicate
  • Identify your own personality type and communication style
  • Recognise when and how to adapt your communication style to be more effective
  • Explain how your behaviour impacts upon others
  • Recognise the barriers to effective communication and develop strategies to overcome them
  • Listen effectively
  • Explain what it is to be assertive
  • Conduct effective meetings
  • Explain an approach to negotiation
  • Manage conflicts more effectively
  • Build trust with others
  • Develop empathy
  • Give productive feedback
  • Be assertive
  • Delegate effectively
  • Understand the power of ThirdBrain™ training
Benefits for your organisation

Poor communication in an organisation leads to costly errors, unproductive relationships, conflict and poor teamwork. Individuals fail to develop and morale is affected. Learning how to communicate more effectively will ensure that communications whether in meetings, with customers, subordinates or senior management are improved, resulting in greater co-operation, collaboration and continuous improvement

Benefits for you as an individual

“As soon as you take one step up the corporate ladder, your success depends on one basic skill: your ability to communicate effectively.” - Peter Drucker


Learning how to communicate effectively in a variety of situations will dramatically improve your relationships with colleagues; your ability to delegate and performance manage staff, run meetings and become a more effective team member. You will leave the course with a personal action plan

Personality and Communication Styles
  • Identify your personality type
  • Communicating with different types
  • Barriers to communication
  • Levels of Communication
Listening Effectively
  • What is active listening
  • Reflecting
  • Developing empathy
Body Language
  • The importance of body language in communication
  • Developing a win-win approach to negotiating
  • A negotiation model
  • The importance of a BATNA
Conflict Management
  • Identifying your approach to conflict
  • Learning different approaches
Building Trust
  • The importance of trust in communication
  • How to develop Trust
  • The Johari window
  • What prevents us from delegating?
  • How to delegate effectively
  • How to provide constructive feedback
Authentic Conversations
  • The importance of having real conversations


  • The characteristics of assertiveness
  • The Assertiveness Bill of Rights
Running Effective Meetings
  • How to plan for and run an effective meeting
  • Techniques for chairing / facilitating meetings
  • How to deal with difficulties in meetings
Personal Action Plan