Communication Skills Training Course

Communication Skills Training Course

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PD Training

Auldhouse, JacksonStone House

Level 8, 11 Hunter Street

Wellington, Wellington 6011

New Zealand

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Communication Skills Training Course

About this event

The Communication Skills training course from PD Training is one of our most popular courses and teaches you powerful concepts like how different personality types can influence communication, what your personal communication preferences are, and most importantly how to implement and use these skills immediately.

You’ll learn strategies for overcoming common communication barriers as well as essential skills like active listening, effective use of voice and tone, investigative questioning skills and exploring the importance of body language and the non-verbal communications coming from others.

If you have ever wanted to communicate with more clarity and impact, in any of your relationships, then this course was designed for you!

You will learn about your own personality type as well as other personality types and how to engage others in an entirely new way that provides a path to better communication and improved self-confidence.

PD Training can provide a complete professional development program for your organisation which includes personality profiling and automated training needs analysis, so contact us today to learn more!

This PD Training professional development course is available throughout New Zealand, including Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington.

Learning Outcomes

  • Gain insight into their personality type and communication preferences, using our proprietary profiling tool
  • Learn to recognise other people's personality types and communication preferences
  • Learn to adjust your own communication approach based on need and situation
  • Understand barriers to effective communication and how to overcome them
  • Learn how to effectively utilise tone
  • Master the S.T.A.R. method for speaking on the spot
  • Learn to use body language appropriately
  • Learn to listen actively and effectively
  • Gain insight into asking open questions
  • Become a more effective communicator through the use and application of practical tools

Course Outline

Communication Skills Training Course - Lesson 1 

Communication is key to success 

  • 5 Habits of Highly Effective Communicators
  • Reflection

Communication Skills Training Course - Lesson 2 

LDP – Communication Evolution Tool 

  • Adjusting your style for a better approach:
  • Communicating when stressed
  • Reflection

Communication Skills Training Course - Lesson 3

 Bridge the Gap to Communication Barriers 

  • The Communication Process
  • Types of Barriers
  • Self-Awareness – Johari Window
  • Reflection

Communication Skills Training Course - Lesson 4

Beyond Verbal Communication 

  • Understanding the Mehrabian Study
  • All About Body Language
  • Para-Verbal Communication Skills
  • The Power of Pitch
  • The Truth about Tone
  • The Strength of Speed
  • Reflection

Communication Skills Training Course - Lesson 5

 Active Listening 

  • 8 Common Barriers to Effective Listening and how to overcome them
  • Quadrant of cognitive/explanatory styles
  • Understanding Active Listening
  • Sending Good Signals to Others
  • Ladder of Inference
  • Reflection

Communication Skills Training Course - Lesson 6 

Asking Good Questions 

  • Open Questions
  • Closed Questions
  • Probing Questions
  • Reflection

Communication Skills Training Course - Lesson 7 

Speaking Like a STAR 

  • S = Situation
  • T = Task
  • A = Action
  • R = Result
  • Using “I” Messages
  • Active Constructive Response - ACR
  • Reflection

Communication Skills Training Course - Lesson 8 


  • Create an Action Plan
  • Accountability = Action

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