Let's Talk: Conversation Skills for Introverts - Level I
This course provides the foundation for conversation through the exploration of verbal and nonverbal cues, real-life observations, practice sessions, mindset, and preparation strategies.
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$28 per class
Meets 1x per week
Over 4 weeks
60 minutes per class
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Yep! Life is full of awkward moments. And if you're sometimes at a loss for words, guess what? You are not alone. In the real world, those who seem to be calm, cool, and collected are usually sweating underneath just as much as we are. This four-session course will explore ways to better navigate awkward and uncomfortable situations. Through observation, role play, interviews, and frank discussions in a safe and judgment-free zone, attendees will learn to read verbal and nonverbal...
Students will learn: • how to access safe and neutral topics • the vital role verbal cues play in conversation (for both speaker and listener) • how to be more aware of own tone and word choice when conversing • the role nonverbal cues play in effective communication • how to be more aware of own body language in various situations • how to enter/end a conversation • how/when to mirror or match another speaker • the four secrets to better communication
Whether in person, via screen, through email, or by text, effective communication skills are essential. The problem is they are not so readily taught in many academic environments anymore. Recent years of extreme isolation during the pandemic have only complicated matters. In some ways, it has also leveled the playing field forcing everyone to acclimate themselves once more to the proper steps of engagement necessary for interacting in a healthy, positive, and authentic way. After nearly thirty years of teaching, training, and coaching, there’s no denying that improving one's ability to communicate is the secret to personal (and professional) transformation.
Home Activities Session One: listen/record observations from verbal cues example; communication survey Session Two: view/record observations from nonverbal cues example Session Three: interview one peer and one adult Session Four: optional extended activities
Worksheets for observations are posted prior to the assigned activities. Handouts are distributed after sessions one and four. A journal or notepad for noting thoughts, observations, or take-aways is encouraged.
Learner progress is assessed through • interaction (prompted/unprompted) during session • end of session reflections (exit card) • completion of observations thoughtfully and thoroughly • completion of communication self-assessment survey • addressing Questions of the Week • thorough completion of interviews
1 hour per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
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135 total reviews
231 completed classes
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