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“Be More Dynamic in the Workplace and Have a Sizzling Social Life”

How to Become More Engaging, Confident and Social with Interpersonal Skills Training

How to interact in the workplace or developing a social life is not always natural for everyone. It’s hard having the confidence to take risks or know how to be calm, confident and interesting when interacting with new or important people. What to say, how much to say, or what not to say can be difficult to navigate. With our interpersonal skills training, we teach you new skills and strategies to be more dynamic and purposeful with all people in a variety of environments and circumstances.

 

Elizabeth Peterson has been a speech therapist and speech coach for over 23 years and has operated her practice in Denver for over 14. She is highly specialized in social and interpersonal skills and can help position you to lead your best life.

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Our Interpersonal Skills Training Will Teach You How To:

  • Speak with more interesting melody patterns (intonation) that presents as interesting and engaging.
  • Eliminate the behaviors of sounding monotone, mumbling, talking too fast or with a thin nasal sounding voice.
  • Speak from your “ideal” pitch range and communicate with stronger and richer vocal tones that people find attractive and confident.
  • Speak from a diaphragm breath. Diaphragm breathing is one of the best strategies for combating nervous and anxious feelings for uncomfortable situations.
  • Use body language strategically to build confidence and send signals that shows interest and that you are approachable.
  • Ask open-ended questions that will build up an interesting conversation.
  • Ask questions that draw out more information for good follow-up questions that shows sincere interest and that you are listening.
  • Learn strategies for improving your spontaneous conversational skills.
  • Learn how to simplify information for complex and scientific information to non-technical people.
  • Nice to Know vs Necessary to Know. Learn the difference between the right amount of information versus too much that can be overwhelming and cause people to tune you out.
  • Interview more strategically and skillfully.
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Building Connection through Interpersonal Skills Training

Strategic Questions and Comments

Once the foundation has been taught for intonation, voice and body language, we will then explore the deeper elements of building interpersonal skills across all environments and circumstances. You will learn how to think more flexibly and better identify opportunities for staring a conversation by asking the right questions or making skillful comments. If you find that professional or social situations are awkward, you will have new strategies for better social navigation.

Example of a closed question:

“How do you like your apple watch?”

Response:

“I love it. It’s great.” Not much room for building a conversation about an apple watch…

Example of open questions:

“What functions do you like best on your apple watch?”

“What were your weekend highlights?”

“What keeps you busy when you are not working?”

 

These questions are considered “open” because the answer could easily create a platform for a conversation that would build or naturally transition to new topics of interest. People love to talk about themselves, so questions designed in an open format will start the conversation.

If generating questions seems nerve-wracking, start with a detailed comment:

  • I just saw the ______ movie.
  • I went to a seminar about…
  • Today I read that (from a positive topic)
  • I took a trip to…

 

The hardest part is starting the conversation. Once you have skills to kick start it, you are always forward moving.

Science and Technology Meets Social Skills

Sometimes scientists, engineers and other technical backgrounds have the opposite issue. They can talk too much or over explain at topic. Learn the strategy, Nice to Know vs. Necessary to Know, for identifying the right amount of information to share with a variety of audiences.

 

  • Learn how to summarize information that is clear and manageable for different types of listeners.
  • Gain the flexibility with your language on delivering information in different styles to:
    • Executive officers
    • Colleagues outside of the scientific or technical field
    • Sales teams
    • Managers
    • General public

 

There are specific approaches and expectations for how to speak to an executive compared to a colleague. Leaning how to be flexible with your communication style will position you to be more successful with different groups of people and personalities.

Learn How to “Work” Your Networking

If networking is a part of your life and you don’t enjoy it or feel that you navigate it well, learn a variety of techniques to “work” your networking skillfully and gain new leads and opportunity.

 

  • Learn how to join an existing conversation naturally
  • Find casual and approachable ways to introduce yourself
  • Develop the right “elevator speech” that starts the conversation successfully
  • Formulate the right questions to determine if you have a good lead
  • Ask the right follow up questions to establish the next step
  • Have exit strategies so you can move on to another lead or meet a new person

 

Networking can be made easier with the right strategies regardless if it is for professional or personal opportunity.

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PROFESSIONAL TRAINING OPTIONS

 

We offer a variety of training opportunities such a private classes, online training, two day seminars, self study and group training at company locations in Denver or nationwide. All programs are custom designed . Please review the options below and give us a call to arrange your complementary consolation.

Private Training in Denver or Online

Interpersonal Skills Training: 

We offer 4, 6, and 8 hour private training classes. We focus on communication behaviors and the signals sent, how to speak with higher confidence with crisp and sharp articulation, speaking with a more powerful voice and how to start and build conversation among other skills as your program is custom disgned to meet your needs. Pricing includes your book with auditory support and private coaching. We offer monthly installments. Pricing ranges from $499-799.

 

Check with your company to see if they pay for professional development training.

Two Day Public Speaking Workshops in our Denver Office or Online

Elizabeth Peterson speech therapist provides hands on coaching to our public speaking seminar students.We offer two day, intensive workshops a few times a year. Unlimited follow up coaching for 30 days and extensive home program and materials.

Onsite Professional Development at Company Locations

We offer half, full and our most popular training, split day. Share with us your goals and we will customize a program that exceeds expectations. Please call us to discuss your needs and type of training of interest. More information is on our Business Communication Skills Training on types of training and group size.

Self Study

Interested in a self study program?

 

Purchase the How to Speak like a Broadcaster and Lead like a CEO (Third Ed. 2017) and/or watch our recorded-live seminar for professionals and executives online. 

 

Designed for busy professionals who want to quickly improve their speech, voice, presentation and leadership image. With the Seminar you can watch and follow along with the book from the comfort of your computer.

 

Interpersonal Skills Training is Right for You If You Want To:

 

  • Engage more in the workplace or be perceived differently from colleagues or managers
  • Expand your social network
  • Build conversations naturally without feeling awkward
  • Deliver information that is meaningful with purpose or action
  • Network more effectively
  • Interview with higher confidence and better skills

 

Some people make social navigation seem easy. The truth is, it can be as hard as navigating a jungle without a map. Get the right tools to better prepare you and even enjoy yourself in the process.

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