How effective a communicator are you?

If people are to communicate effectively, they must choose the right method and do so in a manner which builds positive relationships. This is an activity which helps participants to understand the impact of their communication methods and their communication styles. Being aware of one's own strengths and weaknesses in communicating is an important step in improving personal effectiveness.

You introduce the session and participants look at the types of communication channels they currently use. Participants discuss the findings of a communications survey that provides them with feedback on the effectiveness of their current communication methods. They then complete a self-assessment questionnaire on the way in which they communicate. You explain the different styles and participants discuss the implications of each. Participants then score their questionnaire, discuss the results and how they can increase the effectiveness of their communication style.

Who is it for: This training activity is intended for use by trainers to enable participants to become effective communicators.

    Themes:
    Assertiveness skills,
    Communication skills,
    Facilitation skills,
    Leadership skills,
    Team-building skills,
    Training and development skills,

Resource Type:    Activity
Min Group Size:    4
Max Group Size:    12
Typical Duration:    01:45:00
No of Pages:    17


Purpose: This training activity is intended for use by trainers to enable their participants to gain feedback on how effective their communication methods are. It will help them to establish different styles of communication and the impact these styles have on others, and allow them to evaluate how effective their own communication style is. Use this activity as a stand-alone training session or as part of a workshop on topics such as communication and assertiveness skills, conflict management, facilitation and training and development skills, leadership and team-building skills.

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