Active listening is the key to effective communication. It is important to show the speaker that you are listening to them and one way to do this is to use the S.O.L.E.R technique. We will explore the ways in which you can prepare for effective communication and examine both the verbal and non-verbal signals of active listening.
Stress is the result of being under a pressure that exceeds your ability to cope. This module looks at sources of stress and the behavioural and health indicators. We will all suffer with stress at some point in our working lives, this module offers advice on dealing with stress and explores ways in which you can reduce your stress levels.
The primary responsibility of a leader is to ensure their team achieves its task. This module will look at how to define the task and set objectives. We will explore the different leadership styles and the characteristics of each. The main functions of leadership include controlling the process of achieving the task, evaluating the outcome and keeping the team motivated, we will look at each of these in turn. Finally we will look at the importance of setting a good example.
The way in which people present themselves can be affected by a number of factors, both social and cultural. Public speaking can be a daunting task and is often something that people fear. This module will provide you with advice and guidance on preparing your speech, finding your voice and presenting to others.
This module looks at the different types of behaviours: passive, aggressive and assertive and considers the factors that can influence how a person behaves, both cultural and generational. We will examine the skills required for assertiveness and how to put them into practice. When faced with criticism or demands, being assertive can be quite difficult, we will uncover some assertive techniques that can be used under these circumstances.
Do you want to deliver a confident presentation? This module will guide you through the different stages of your presentation from preparation and planning through to delivery. We will examine the use of visual aids to draw the attention of your audience and look at the importance of personal appearance and how it can inspire a sense of confidence.
This module looks at the sources of time-based problems. Many things can make demands on your time and as those demands build so too will the pressure you’re under, therefore it’s important to not only manage your time but also to set clear goals and prioritize your workload. This module will provide you with advice and guidance on how to manage your time effectively.
This module looks at the different types of teams, both short-term and long-term. For the best chance of success teams should set clear, defined objectives, this module explores the SMART method. The key element to a team’s success is motivation, here we will look at the different types of motivation and how you can motivate your team to achieve its objectives.
An essential part of business is the ability to write reports. This module looks at how to structure a report from the executive summary through to conclusions and recommendations. A report doesn’t just rely on the quality of its contents and how it’s structured but also the style in which it is written, this module will explore writing styles and look at the importance of text formatting.