What’s My Communication Style?
Uncover preferred styles of verbal and nonverbal communication with the fast and fun What’s My Communication Style? Using a 24-item inventory, participants will learn their preference for one of 4 communication styles, recognize the various facets of communication, and learn how to use their own style to enhance communication.
How personality drives communication
What is your personality style?
Communication is the very lifeblood of any organization. And effective communication skills are the building blocks for what is commonly referred to as “people skills.” If managers cannot communicate clearly and persuasively with employees, and employees with customers, then other vital goals are forever out of reach. Say goodbye to aspirations for capable leadership, teamwork, customer service, or even the ability to execute a coherent business strategy.
If you want to bring about meaningful improvements in communication skills, the best way to begin is to build a better understanding of personal communication styles and their effects on others. What’s My Communication Style is a proven training assessment that identifies an individual’s preferred style—Direct, Spirited, Considerate, or Systematic—and the communication behaviors that distinguish it.
Part of the best-selling HRDQ Style Series, the assessment and its supporting materials provide a practical and easy-to-use “language” that enables lasting insights into how to gain mastery over one’s own communication behavior and how to interpret the behavior of others—in any situation. What’s My Communication Style is a powerful centerpiece for management development and interpersonal skills training.
Pinpoint one of 4 communication style preferences,
Learn about 4 forms of communication.
Discover how style affects communication.
Learn how to “speed read” a person’s communication style.
Understand how to “flex” style for effective communication with others.
Theory and Development
The power behind What’s My Communication Style and the HRDQ Style Series products lies in the simple but effective model for understanding communication behavior. Based on the proven personality theories of Marston and Jung, the model identifies two basic dimensions of personal style: Assertiveness and Expressiveness. Assertiveness is the effort a person makes to influence or control the thoughts or actions of others. Expressiveness is the effort that a person makes to control his or her emotions and feelings when relating to others. Combining the two dimensions results in a four-quadrant model with four unique personal styles: Direct, Spirited, Considerate, and Systematic. The simplicity of the HRDQ Style Model is easy for trainers to facilitate and memorable for employees and managers to apply.Click here to visit HRDQ
Uses for the Assessment
What’s My Communication Style is appropriate for anyone to use for both personal and management development. The assessment can be used as a standalone training assessment, or it can be incorporated into a more comprehensive training program on communication skills. It makes an effective foundation component for a variety of soft skills training topics, including communication, leadership, team building, and supervisory skills.
How It Works
What’s My Communication Style starts with a self assessment that takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. Individuals respond to 24 different items relating to both verbal and nonverbal communication by selecting the statement ending that they believe best reflects their perceived communication behavior. Scoring the responses provides individuals with a total score for each of the four personal communication styles: Direct, Spirited, Considerate, and Systematic. The majority of individuals will show a clear preference for one of styles, which is their Dominant Style.
If you are planning to use the assessment for classroom training, we recommend you allow approximately 1 hour for interpretation of scores, topic discussion, debrief, and action planning. The What’s My Communication Style Facilitator Guide includes everything you need to lead a successful training session from comprehensive background information and activities, to reproducible handouts and even a professional PowerPoint presentation. The Facilitator Guide also offers an easy-to-follow workshop outline that expands What’s My Communication Style into a 1.5-hour program.
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The Dynamics of Rapport: Using Neurolinguistics to Improve Communication
Duration: 60 minutes
Have you ever felt like you “hit it off” with someone – maybe even after knowing him or her for just a short period of time or discovering that you have very little in common with that person? Still, you just sensed you would get along, despite the reasons why you shouldn’t.
Now turn it around. A friend introduces you to someone they just know you’ll love. Or you meet someone that you expect to like immediately. Yet you’re surprised when you dislike them right off the bat – or you’re indifferent to that person, at best.
So what's going on and why does this phenomenon happen to all of us? Rapport.
Join us for a free webcast, The Dynamics of Rapport: Using Neurolinguistics to Improve Communication. Jim Eicher, neurolinguistics expert and author of the Neurolinguistic Communication Profile assessment, will lead you through the fascinating and dynamic world of rapport. He’ll explore every phase, from developing rapport to turning resistance into irresistibility.
This webcast will show you how to:
Identify the sensory-based preferences of others (e.g., visual, auditory and tactile.
Pay attention to both the big picture as well as the small details when communicating with others.
Develop flexibility to improve communication with others.
Anticipate, address, and eliminate conflict – before it occurs
Listen to others to get a better understanding of who they are and what they want.
About the Presenter
A well-respected author and consultant, Jim Eicher is a subject matter expert in the fields of sales, organizational strategy, leadership, and communication. During his career, he has held leadership roles at Booz Allen Hamilton, Andersen Worldwide, Symantec, and NetApp. He was also the founder of Cognitive Management, a training and consulting with worldwide clients such as Xerox, Reuters, Sony, Simon and Schuster, Amdahl, and Nortel.
In addition to the Neurolinguistic Communication Profile, Jim is the author of the highly acclaimed book on management communication, Making the Message Clear as well as the assessment tools The Leader-Manager Profile, Post-Heroic Leadership: Managing the Virtual Organization, and Rapport: Matching and Mirroring Communication.
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