Monaghan Women in Business –June 2018

Ballybay Wetlands
Tuesday 12th June 2018
6.30 pm

Theme: Assertive Communication Skills for Business and for Life

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Theme: Assertive Communication Skills for Business and for Life

Date: Tuesday 12th June 2018

Time: 6.30 pm

Venue: The Ballybay Wetlands Centre, Clones Road, Ballybay

Guest Speaker: Fiona Flynn, Foresight Corporate Development

It is interesting to reflect that one of the main causes of misunderstandings and unwanted conflict in our lives and in the workplace is simply poor communications.
Assertive communications can be particularly difficult for women whose voices are frequently diminished, ignored and talked over. And it’s not just me! Here’s an interesting article I came across in an old copy of the Washington Post.

“When President Obama took office, two-thirds of his top aides were men. Women complained of having to elbow their way into important meetings. And when they got in, their voices were sometimes ignored. So female staffers adopted a meeting strategy they called “amplification”: When a woman made a key point, other women would repeat it, giving credit to its author. This forced the men in the room to recognize the contribution — and denied them the chance to claim the idea as their own.”

Interesting stuff!

So, with this in mind, we are delighted that Fiona Flynn, Foresight Corporate Development, will join us again on 12th June to deliver a very useful and practical Masterclass in Assertive Communication Skills.

The session will set you on the way to mastering the tools and techniques to communicate confidently, effectively and with clarity in our personal and professional lives.

Areas explored will include:

  • Key components of Communication - words, tone, body language
  • How neuroscience, our attitudes and emotions impact on the effectiveness of communication
  • Self-Awareness – how do we present ourselves when communicating
  • Building trust and respect through assertive communications
  • Understanding Passive/Aggressive/Assertive communications styles in conflct handling
  • Understanding defensive habits – what triggers them? How to manage them?
  • Tips for positive body language 
  • Reading your audience – understanding body language 
  • Listening techniques for effective Communication
  • Effective techniques to communicate assertively
  • Building a relationship map – understanding how to influence and communicate effectively with different personality types.
  • Practical Tips and Techniques that can be applied on a daily basis
  • Action plans and learning points

You may recall that Fiona – a strong supporter of Women in Business - joined us last year and delivered a fascinating presentation on Emotional Intelligence to a packed audience in the beautiful Ballybay Wetlands Centre. We now welcome her once more to her native Ballybay and look forward to sharing the benefit of her experience, wisdom and insights.

To find out more, register now to book your place at what will be another excellent Monaghan Women in Business event. The Registration fee is only €10.00, refreshments included.

And don’t forget to practise those skills after the event!

“It took me a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent” - Madeleine Albright, US Secretary of State, 1997 - 2001
Hope to see you there!

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