What is Soft Skills Training

Soft Skills Training, what is it? Mike Hourigan holding a Soft Skills Training Program

Soft skills training is absolutely essential for any company seeking to improve its internal and external communications, increase productivity, and create an overall sense of energized contentment in the workplace.

Soft skills refer to those interpersonal skills that make doing business personal. The ability to listen, communicate effectively, and engage in interactions that utilize emotional intelligence all fall under the heading of “soft skills.”

Soft skills can also be referred to as “people skills,” and may often be ascribed to those who naturally have the ability to interpret intangibles like body language, silence, and other people’s positive or negative energy.

Soft skills training helps people cultivate and grow their ability to

  • Empathize with others
  • Actively listen
  • Resolve conflicts
  • Recognize emotional reactions in themselves and in others
  • Engage in creative problem solving
  • Work as part of a team

For some people, soft skills come naturally. Many people find it easy to communicate and listen, anticipate problems, and work well with others. For some people, however, cultivating soft skills can be challenging, and must be taught using tangible, accessible tools provided by an expert that specializes in soft skills training.

Whether your company is filled with phenomenal communicators, or people who naturally have a difficult time working with others, everyone can benefit from this type of emotional boot camp. Training employees to cultivate soft skills not only makes the work environment much more pleasant; it improves productivity and efficiency, leading to increased profits and growth.

Mike Hourigan is a Communication Skills Trainer, as well as an Author and Consultant who specializes in soft skills training.
Contact Mike at 708-875-3030, 888-PRO-KEYNOTE or send him an email