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Being able to deal with difficult conversations effectively is an essential business skill that is invaluable in maintaining good relationships and retaining business. Disagreements don’t disappear when they’re ignored. People are often concerned about having a difficult conversation because they’re worried the client or colleague might react defensively to what they’ve got to say. They need to be dealt with in an appropriate way that achieves the desired result and keeps the relationship intact.

This interactive, informative and highly practical workshop will give your people valuable techniques and strategies that will make it easier for them to handle difficult conversations successfully. Participants will learn how to prepare for a difficult situation, get the conversation off to the best possible start and manage their emotions. They will gain insights into real situations they have experienced and leave feeling more confident in dealing with them effectively.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this session, participants will:

  • Learn new strategies for handling difficult conversations effectively
  • Avoid wasting precious energy on feeling negative about a person or situation
  • Know how to structure the opening of a difficult conversation more effectively
  • Understand what makes a conversation difficult and be able to prepare effectively for them
  • Have increased their ability to manage their and others emotions successfully

Please note that these outcomes are a guide only and the precise outcomes will vary with the delivery method and duration of the session.

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Tailoring our design for you

This outline provides a great flavour of the skills and knowledge your people will benefit from by attending any Speak First training or coaching on this topic – whether standard, tailored or bespoke.

Here’s how Speak First can make the training even more relevant for you and your people:

Tailored Design

Tailored design develops existing content and enhances it with relevant case studies, role-plays and more to make the learning even more effective for your people

Bespoke Design

Working in partnership with you, we develop bespoke solutions that incorporate this, and other topics, to create custom solutions for your organisation’s specific needs

Sample Participant Journey

The learning solutions featured on our website can all stand on their own as high-quality and high-impact learning interventions for your team – however, they are at their best when delivered as part of a wider learning programme, helping you achieve your strategic imperatives and your people benefit from much deeper and expansive learning journeys. We work with you as consultants, collaborators and design partners to establish learning outcomes and create the perfect programme - below is an example of what your people’s learning journey might look like.

 

Overall scope of programme agreed with client
Virtual/face-to-face training session(s)
In-between work: on-the-job assignments
Virtual/face-to-face training session(s)
Facilitated learning group sessions (group coaching)
Virtual/face-to-face training session(s)
Programme closing session – a celebration of success
Continuous learning support, virtual or face-to-face

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