Personal Impact Course
This course does exactly what it says on the tin.
You will get a deep insight at the Impact you make, the choices you make and what you could do differently.
It would be great to change other people, but life's too short and it's just too difficult to sometimes.
Two days allows plenty of time to practice the changes you can make when you are not having the impact you could or should have.
Personal Impact Course Content
This personal impact course is tailored to reflect the needs of the delegates.
We will include many of the exercises below and any additional material that the trainers feel is relevant.
Impact Factory's underlying principles and how we work.
How to get the most value out of the two days.
Making an Impact
This is an introduction to the dynamics of face-to-face communication.
We look at what affects the participants and the impact they make.
This is your first opportunity to make small changes in what you do, to see what you create in others.
Areas focussed on here could include:
- Eye contact
- Body Language
- Use of environment
What's your Style
Delegates identify what already works about their style.
Working in pairs we will look at the things that establish common ground between people.
First and Last Impressions
How to choose a first impression that suits the impact you want to make.
Also, the much forgotten last impression.
What will people remember about you after you put down the phone or walk out of the room?
Looking at how to appear or feel more confident in certain situations.
Lots of opportunities to practice and develop your confidence.
An exercise to demonstrate how every one of us makes assumptions, often without realising it.
Practice pre-empting some assumptions or simply owning the assumption.
Designed to help delegates keep the communication clear and effective.
How Others See the World
We explore the idea that everyone sees the world differently.
We will explore ways to build bridges when someone sees things in a different way.
You'll learn Influencing techniques to help others see what you see.
A series of exercises to look at simple behavioural techniques affecting communications.
These techniques will be developed on day two using specific delegate situations.
Emotion vs. Objectivity
Helping other people see, when they are too steeped in emotion, what to do next.
Dealing with blame and conflict.
Looking for opportunities to use empathy, understanding and find common ground.
What are you taking from the day?
What do you know you can practise immediately?
Delegates will be given a small amount of preparation for day two.
Scenarios / Situations
Delegates will now start to focus on their own specific situations.
Areas that might typically be covered are:
Less is more
This is a model, which gets a message over clearly and concisely.
Looking at what the delegates feed in others when the message is not easy.
What you know vs. what you don't know.
A useful exercise when delegates have to handle a situation where there uncertainty.
Exercise to look at the impact around a table.
You will have the opportunity to practice:
- Getting your voice in the room
- Speaking up without being negative
- Keeping others included/engaged
- Managing "bad" behaviour
- Creating buy-in from others
Essential skills for both social and professional gatherings.
A look at the impact of feedback and how to make it best support moving things forward.
For those who would like to become more assertive in certain situations or with specific individuals.
This area of work could include:
- Internal boundaries
- The Art of Saying No
- Nice / Nasty
We ask you to identify any difficult people you have to deal with.
You will then get the opportunity to play with the impact you make in order to get different outcomes.
We will use tools and techniques from the two days, the delegates own suggestions and shared best practice.
The Magic Chair
Everyone gets a final touch of additional positive feedback.
Each person will identify:
- What specifically you know you will use
- What you are taking away from the course
- Where you will practise
We will give out Impact Factory documents to support the course.
You'll get copies relevant hand-outs to remind you of the coursework.
Two weeks after the course one of your trainers will call to see how you are getting on.
You will have email and telephone access to both of your trainers.
You'll also have access to a course web page containing:
- Handouts used during the course
- New supportive material
- Impact Factory PDF documents
- Recommended reading
- Links to our favourite videos
Personal Impact Course