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Course description

Active Listening

Communication skills are at the heart of everything we do each day, whether at home, at work, or at play. Active listening encompasses the best of communication, including listening to what others are saying, processing the information, and responding to it in order to clarify and elicit more information. This course will help participants develop and practice their active listening skills.

After you complete this course, you will be able to:

  • Define active listening and its key components
  • Identify ways to become a better listener
  • Use body language to reflect a positive listening attitude
  • Understand the difference between sympathy and empathy, and when each is appropriate
  • Create a listening mindset using framing, positive intent, and focus
  • Be genuine in your communications
  • Understand the communication process
  • Ask questions, probe for information, and use paraphrasing techniques
  • Build relationships to create an authentic communication experience
  • Identify common listening problems and solutions

You will spend the first part of the day getting to know participants and discussing what will take place during the workshop. Students will also have an opportunity to identify their personal learning objectives.

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Training Content

Defining Active Listening

To begin, participants will learn what active listening is all about. They will also consider the characteristics of good listeners, get some tips for active listening, and review their pre-assignment.

Body Language Basics

In this session, participants will learn why body language is so important when communicating. They will also consider positive and negative body language messages.

Attitude is Everything!

Next, participants will learn about sympathy, empathy, positive intent, the frame of reference, reframing, focus, and being genuine.

Encouraging Conversation

Participants will learn how to use questions, probing tools, and paraphrasing to encourage others to speak. Participants will also learn about the communication process and the ladder of inference.

Building Relationships

This session will give participants some tips on building rapport and finding common ground. We will also share some neuro-linguistic programming tips.

Getting Over Listening Roadblocks

To wrap things up, participants will explore common listening problems and consider some solutions.

Workshop Wrap-Up

At the end of the course, students will have an opportunity to ask questions and fill out an action plan.

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1157 Ouellette Avenue
N9A4K1 Windsor

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Anonymous
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Training was very well presented and explained with experience. I know I will use all skills presented in all aspects of my life. Excellent training course, very informative, interesting and entertaining. Matt is an excellent teacher, who kept us engaged. I would recommend this course to others. Thank you Matt!
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