Communication: It’s Not Part of It It’s All of It!

Communication skills building with Mike Hourigan's Communication Skills Programs

  • What gets people promoted – why this program is important to your career.

Understand Secrets Of  Human Behavior

  • How to bring out the best in people
  • The real reasons people do what they do
  • Essential skills that will work in any crisis

Polish Your Overall People Skills

  • How to always give a professional first impression
  • Sure ways to initiate a conversation and get appropriate information you seek
  • Learn the “four minute rule” to understand people
  • Use the “ATHLETE formula” to be interesting

Dynamic Communication Skills

  • Real listening, the way to absorb all of what’s being said
  • How to “tune in” to the feelings of co-workers
  • Pinpoint hidden messages in a complaint and avoid sending the wrong messages
  • How to establish limits when others are infringing on your time
  • How to say “no” – under pressure and without hurting morale
  • How to make requests that are accepted, without arm twisting
  • How to inform co-workers of negative information

Handling Difficult And Angry People

  • Separate people from problems – handle difficulties without hurting other’s feelings
  • How to defuse and calm the very angry person
  • Proven ideas to handle the know-it-all
  • Look and act professional – even in the most heated, emotionally charged situations
  • How to work with someone you Just Don’t Like

Working With Sensitive, Unhappy, Negative People

  • Discuss any problem with even the most sensitive, emotional people
  • How to deal with the person who has irritating habits at work
  • How to handle touchy people who take everything personally
  • Introducing positive change into negative work groups

Control Conflicts In Tough Situations

  • “Hot potato” words – what to never say in the office
  • How to resolve long-standing grudges
  • Managing situations you can’t avoid: office politics, gossip, jealousy, and game playing
  • How to disagree – agreeably
  • When to assume authority and when to back down

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For Communication Skills Training Programs, contact Mike at 704.875.3030 or send him an email below:

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