How To Have Better Conversations
Friday, 23 February 2018, 09:00

HOW TO HAVE BETTER CONVERSATIONS

$295.00

Discover how to make the leap from mere idle banter to enriching and adventurous conversation in this hands-on, half-day workshop.

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Event Description

We need to talk.

The possibility for compelling conversation is greater than ever. With social media the flow of information is instantaneous, the response rapid, the exchanges frequent (and pithy).

Saying that, our lives are so often filled with superficial talk, from office chit chat to commentaries on last night’s television. How can we have conversations that inspire us to think in new ways, stimulate our curiosity, and prompt us to meaningfully engage?

Learn How To Have Better Conversations

Do you find meeting new people stressful?
Fearful, you won’t find common ground, talk too much or conversely have little of interest to share?

Adventurous conversationalists leave a lasting impression and are seen as an asset in the workplace. Honing your skills as a great conversationalist will also help you build relationships and unearth valuable and helpful information.

Build your conversational confidence through this interactive workshop where we’ll explore:

  • What may be holding you back from entering into meaningful conversation.
  • How to put others (and yourself) at ease.
  • How to initiate satisfying conversations and engage others.
  • How to exercise your wit so it performs better for you.
  • How to keep a conversation going (and, how to end one).
  • How to hear what people are really saying (vs what they are telling you).
  • How to turn a bad conversation into a good one.
  • Why small talk is necessary.
  • Why stories stick and why you need some.
  • How to answer “so what do you do?”

Come along and discover how to make the leap from mere idle banter to enriching and adventurous conversation. This workshop is for introverts, extroverts, wallflowers, and ‘bon-vivants’ alike.

 

Presenters

Peter Reek

Peter Reek

Founder + CEO, Smart, Savvy + Associates

Peter Reek is the Founder and CEO of Smart, Savvy + Associates: and expert providers of recruitment of high calibre marketing, communications, creative, and sales professionals. Peter’s specialty is strong relationships: we get to know our candidates and we take the time to explore the job requirements, cultural context and business objectives surrounding each hire.

Peter is a visionary, and his latest venture is a company expansion: Smart Savvy Academy. Under Peter’s leadership, the Academy team supports clients in their desire to make work more meaningful, leaders more potent and teams more productive and engaged. Program areas include: leadership performance programs, team performance, sales performance, individual performance, and engagement and culture.

Catherine Ducharme

Catherine Ducharme

Director of Client Services, Smart Savvy Academy

 

Event Details

Event Series

Half Day Workshop

Cost

$295

Date

Friday, February 23, 2018

Time

9:00am- 12:00pm

Venue

Domain 7, RAILTOWN STUDIO

Address

Unit 250, 339 Railway St.
Vancouver, BC
V6A 1A4

Peter Reek

Founder + CEO, Smart, Savvy + Associates

Peter Reek is the Founder and CEO of Smart, Savvy + Associates: and expert providers of recruitment of high calibre marketing, communications, creative, and sales professionals. Peter’s specialty is strong relationships: we get to know our candidates and we take the time to explore the job requirements, cultural context and business objectives surrounding each hire.

Peter is a visionary, and his latest venture is a company expansion: Smart Savvy Academy. Under Peter’s leadership, the Academy team supports clients in their desire to make work more meaningful, leaders more potent and teams more productive and engaged. Program areas include: leadership performance programs, team performance, sales performance, individual performance, and engagement and culture.

 

Catherine Ducharme | Director of Client Services, Smart Savvy Academy

Catherine Ducharme

Director, Client Services for Smart Savvy Academy

Catherine Ducharme is a career communicator with a few decades of experience in brand, corporate, marketing and employee communications. She’s the current Chair of the International Association of Business Communicators Canada West Region. As Director, Client Services for Smart Savvy’s newest expansion, Smart Savvy Academy, Catherine contributes daily to our purpose, which is to make work more meaningful, leaders more potent and teams more productive and engaged.

 

 

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