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Body Language Exercise: How to Slow Down Your Fast Talking Habit

Body Language Exercise: How to Slow Down Your Fast Talking Habit
Public Speaking, Exercises, Communication Skills, Body Language, Acting, Listening Skills

Article Rating:::: 101 Ratings :::: Monday, August 20, 2012

Some people are fast talkers. They like to talk with the same speed as they think. In the process fast talking people end up mumbling a lot, shortening sentences, rounding off parts and skipping words. Their diction is poor and therefore they are difficult to understand. The problem is that fast talkers usually have a lot to say, which is why they are in a hurry to express themselves and more often than not what they want to share is actually useful. However, if no one understands what they have to say or if they mix it up with all sorts of irrelevant data or going off- tangent too often, then listeners get bored quickly or misunderstand them.

This exercise helps such individuals to practice slowing down their rate of speech and improve their diction. The exercise also helps to practice listening skills as delegates have to pay full attention to what has been said.

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Communication Skills Exercise: Observe, Explain, Do

Communication Skills Exercise: Observe, Explain, Do
Exercises, Team Building, Giving Feedback, Listening Skills, Memory

Article Rating:::: 143 Ratings :::: Monday, November 7, 2011

This activity helps delegates to improve their teamwork and communication and interpersonal skills while going through a specific task. The task is fairly simple. To succeed at their task, the team must be able to self-organise, communicate well, and work together to resolve issues. Optionally, if you have a large group, you can divide them to several teams where they can go through the exercise in parallel and at the end compare their performance.

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Can You Make it with Dominos?

Can You Make it with Dominos?
Games, Exercises, Team Building, Communication Skills, Exercises for Kids, Giving Feedback, Listening Skills

Article Rating:::: 532 Ratings :::: Friday, April 3, 2009

This exercise helps delegates to understand the importance of feedback in communications and realize why the lack of it can be so frustrating for both sides. By working together towards a common goal, delegates will learn to be patient, pay attention to details and of course use feedback.

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Perception Exercise: What am I Holding?

Perception Exercise: What am I Holding?
Exercises, Team Building, Customer Services, Giving Feedback, Listening Skills

Article Rating:::: 231 Ratings :::: Tuesday, December 9, 2008

This activity highlights individual’s ability to recognise objects by hearing their visual characteristics and illustrates the importance of perception and attention to detail in gathering information.

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Communication Skills Exercise: Repeat after Me

Communication Skills Exercise: Repeat after Me
Exercises, Communication Skills, Customer Services, Giving Feedback, Listening Skills

Article Rating:::: 132 Ratings :::: Friday, December 5, 2008

This effective exercise helps the delegates to understand how critical it is to listen before they talk in conversations. Most people simply talk from their own point of view and pay little attention to the other. This exercise helps the delegates to understand the need and the mental shift they need to go through to become better listeners.

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Communication Exercise: Communication Barriers

Communication Exercise: Communication Barriers
Leadership, Conflict Management, Exercises, Communication Skills, Listening Skills

Article Rating:::: 278 Ratings :::: Saturday, November 8, 2008

Avoiding communication barriers is a necessity in today’s business world. Not only it is critical to identify if these barriers exist, but also how to remove them or reduce their effect. This activity enables delegates to explore new solutions in overcoming communication and listening barriers.

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Communication Exercise: Chinese Whisper

Communication Exercise: Chinese Whisper
Exercises, Communication Skills, Customer Services, Giving Feedback, Questioning Skills, Listening Skills

Article Rating:::: 322 Ratings :::: Tuesday, November 4, 2008

This exercise highlights the importance of confirming the information we receive from either our colleagues or clients. This activity is designed for groups of at least 8 delegates or more.

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Team Building Exercises: Silent Design

Team Building Exercises: Silent Design
Exercises, Team Building, Body Language, Giving Feedback, Listening Skills, Design

Article Rating:::: 213 Ratings :::: Thursday, September 18, 2008

The aim of this exercise is to emphasise the importance of non verbal communication when working in a team.

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The Fogging Technique

The Fogging Technique
Conflict Management, Training Articles, Emotional Intelligence, Giving Feedback, Listening Skills

Article Rating:::: 201 Ratings :::: Friday, July 18, 2008

How to accept criticism without letting it bring you down. Learn about a powerful technique.

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