It’s not always easy having important conversations. In life and work, there are those people who rub you the wrong way – or that you don’t feel fully comfortable around – and you feel at a loss with how to deal with them. When you own your own business, it can feel like beating your chest to promote yourself while networking, speaking, or having 1on1’s. At work, there can be politics and agendas at play which makes it hard to know what to say and to whom.
Business conversations also seem harder today because our conversation ‘muscles’ have atrophied. So much business today is done behind screens of all sizes – email, posting, texting, newsletters, instant messaging – that ‘communication’ has become one-sided output. We’ve lost touch with how to have constructive conversations in the business environment.
The need to have conversations will not go away. We will always need to relate with other people, whether it’s over the phone, video conference, or in person. So how do we get those conversation muscles working again?
The foundation for this conversation work is to first gain deep self-awareness of your natural style. We then take a look at who you want to reach in order to fully understand them.
Only then can you determine what to do to reach them – and decide what to say when you speak to them.
I’m a business conversation expert and I teach you both the soft skills and the specific process of constructive business conversations.
If you’re an Organization or Non-profit – I’m a dynamic speaker on business development and communication. I can also deliver powerful skill-building workshops and coaching to your teams so that they see better results.
If you’re a Service Entrepreneur – I will teach you soft skills to turn business conversations into business. We can also co-create a business development process that works for you so that you grow your business.
If you’re a Corporate Professional or Manager – I can teach you how to deal with different kinds of people so that you can get your ideas heard. I can coach you as you implement your new skills so that your contributions are recognized.
If you don’t fall into any of those categories, then contact me and we can chat about what you’re facing. Conversations happen everywhere, all the time. This body of work applies to any situation where you want to make an impact.
Above all, I support you, the person. You have hopes, goals, and dreams. You have a picture of your life that you’d like to create. Holding you front and center will enable you to create your life around who you are – instead of having to conform to life as it is.