About the course
Decode communications styles and learn how to communicate with greater impact
According to Psychology Today, messages are conveyed 55% by the speaker’s facial expressions and body language, 38% by the tone they use, and only 7% by the words they select. Insights into your communication style and that of others enables more impactful, effective communication. When we can align our facial/bodily expressions with our tone and words, our ability to influence our audience is significantly increased. Now with more virtual interactions, the ability to pick up cues through facial expressions and tone becomes even more critical. During this session, you will become more self-aware of your communication tendencies and learn how to read your audience and adjust your style to convey your thoughts and ideas more powerfully.
Benefits of attending this online course
By the end of the session, you will have improved your ability to influence by:
- Becoming more self-aware of your communication style.
- Understanding other communication styles and how to adapt so your message lands.
- Practicing and role-playing scenarios in a safe environment with others who have different styles.
- Receiving immediate feedback on both what you are doing well and ways to improve.
Communicating with Impact content overview
Understanding communications theory is an important first step but learning by doing turns that knowledge into action. With the use of virtual breakout rooms, you will put your understanding to work in a small group setting, where you can practice communicating in order to increase influence and navigate difficult conversations. These exercises will be followed by real-time feedback to reinforce learning. Come ready to engage and participate actively.
LOGISTICS AND PRACTICAL INFO
Like our in-person courses, online courses from Executive Education are designed and led by Foster School faculty and taught using the same evidence-based research and application. Students will participate in discussions, breakout sessions, and direct interactions with our faculty. Courses are conducted via Zoom, which facilitates real-time interface between students and faculty via webcam and text-based chat. Two weeks prior to the live class session, you will receive information about any pre-readings, assignments, or case studies that need to be completed before class.
In addition to the faculty, each course has an assigned Program Manager who will provide guidance throughout the course.
Seasoned 25 year expert on university-based executive education, working with public and private organizations globally to help with their growth strategies by developing their leadership and management bench strengths. Her extensive understanding of different cultures and proficiency in English,...
Because of COVID-19, many providers are cancelling or postponing in-person programs or providing online participation options.
We are happy to help you find a suitable online alternative.