In order for even the best ideas to have the greatest impact, they need to be communicated with a skill too often neglected in the workplace: charm.
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More About the Workshop
In this two-hour session, we will:
- Explore why vulnerability is often such a crucial ingredient of other people’s charm.
- Learn how to listen attentively and encouragingly to other people.
- Discuss how charm and encouragement is often a better motivator than some other alternatives.
- Examine some tips and recommendations for how to foster positive and long-term. relationships with colleagues, clients and stakeholders
What characterises mastery of this skill?
The behaviour of charming employees is characterised by admitting your own mistakes and demonstrating an appropriate level of vulnerability. Charming people are good listeners who add value by asking the right questions. They are considered trustworthy, generally have a good reputation in the organisation, and are well liked by colleagues.
What characterises a lack of this skill?
Employees lacking charm are usually less connected within the organisation. They might find it difficult to actively listen to others and offer them the proper level of praise and appreciation. They are less likely to admit to mistakes and have difficulty expressing their authentic interest in others.
“I think charm is the ability to be truly interested in other people.” — Richard Avedon
‘I learnt to link techniques I use in my personal life, to my working life’
‘Importance of building relationships and showing your human side’
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Frequently Asked Questions
Our specialist faculty has been selected not just on their professional and academic expertise, but also on their ability to engage audiences with their dynamism, charisma and warmth. You can see their profiles on our faculty page.
Each participant will receive exercises and supplementary reading to embed the learning before and after the workshop. In addition, an extensive and printable workbook will be provided for use during the session itself, and as a reference document afterwards.
We generally do not allow filming of any of our live events, as our workshops are a safe space and this would likely inhibit the feeling of safety and privacy required by attendees in order to participate fully. Our goal is always to create the very best experience for our participants, and for that we try to preserve the closed nature of the sessions.
Due to the nature of the material covered in our Workshops, we find that smaller group sizes help everyone to feel relaxed and get the most out of participating, so we have a maximum group size of 30 participants per workshop. If you are looking to engage a large number of people at once, our Talks can be delivered to audiences of any size; and as such they act as a great introduction to The School of Life for Business.
Yes. However, because certain Workshops, Talks and Conversations complement one another and work well in tandem, we often recommend booking them as part of longer programmes, according to your team or organisation’s needs.
These Workshops are designed for corporate training – where an organisation books private sessions for their internal teams, delivered at a time of their choosing.
Business Workshops are occasionally scheduled as public events where individual tickets can be purchased. To see what’s coming up, click here