This illuminating and informative course outlines the principles of Effective Communication. It explains why our communication often fails, and how to avoid the pitfalls. Youll learn how to prepare for an important conversation, how to structure it, and how to deliver even the most difficult message with confidence and sensitivity. By the end of the course, youll have new insights to refresh your communications; you may well be thinking, I wish that Id been taught this in school. As the different aspects are explained via our video lectures, each section is supported by downloadable exercises and other resources to help you revise and consolidate the learning. We all know of people who can talk a lot but say very little. At the other end of the spectrum, there are those whose uttering and emails are so terse that you have trouble deciphering them. Effective and empathetic communication requires sensitivity and lightness of touch, and you can learn how to develop all the skills you need so that others will want to engage with you and hear what you have to say. Even difficult messages can be delivered without needless pain and unpleasant reactions. All it takes is the know-how. This course features easily learned elements supported by practical exercises, all clearly explained by Barry Winbolt, lecturer and psychotherapist, based on his 30 years’ experience of helping people to improve workplace relationships and performance in many different settings and cultures. Hell take you through what it means to communicate well and: How to set the scene for maximum engagementThat your attitude comes before successHow to listen with empathy and build rapportWhy less is more when the message is rightThat you must be congruent and mean what you sayTo attend to the verbal and non-verbal parts of the messageHow to tell people things they might not want to hearHow to plan your message for maximum effectHow to follow up on a conversation. The foundation for effective communication is the relationship you have with your audience. Whether it is one person or many, a brief message or an ongoing dialogue, to communicate well you must make sure your message hits the spot. This course will show you how to do it.