Voice Coach Consultant, NBC’s “The Voice”
Internal communication is more important than ever these days. Having effective communication within the workplace allows for increased collaboration, transparency, and feedback. Talent Bureau is proud to work alongside the top communications experts in Canada. Learn how to overcome your biggest communication challenges and align your team behind common goals.
Imagine a beetle; ask someone nearby to do so as well. Think for a moment how incredible what just happened is; a writer you’ve never met just asked you to imagine something and, assuming you went along with it, the visual of a beetle formed in your mind. Now ask your friend how many legs their beetle had. What colour was it? Did it have horns? What were its mandibles like? You’ll probably find, barring some strange coincidence, that you’d both imagined very different beetles (mine was six-legged, emerald in colour and horned, for the curious). The lack of specificity here was intentional; the point of the exercise is to show that communication is incredibly complex. When there aren’t enough details, we tend to fill in the blanks.
Communication is the frame on which human society is built; our ability to tell stories and convey information through language, symbolism and expression is what sets us apart from every other being we’ve encountered; it may even supersede tool use as what has given us dominance over the planet. To effectively communicate, we must first have a solid grasp of the idea we want to transmit, then we have to find the right combination of words and symbols to help the recipient understand. The recipient has to be open to the communication and willing to ask for clarity if they feel they’ve misunderstood. This, as any of us who have communicated understand, can often go wrong. Emotions, cultural differences, tensions, and bad interpretation can all stand in the way of proper communication, sometimes with dire consequences. A game of telephone can be fun as long as the core of your business isn’t on the line.
Our speakers are experts in communication; calling them communicators might be more appropriate! Tamara Beatty will help you to understand the power of your own voice, the biggest key to communication in most organizations. Looking to bridge one of the biggest communication gaps? Karyn Gordon will help you understand how to navigate cross-generational communication, so everybody in your organization can understand each other and work holistically. Authenticity is key to great communication; how can you expect someone to get on board with an idea when they don’t believe you’re being sincere? John Stix can teach you how to let your authentic self-shine through, so you can communicate your truest needs and desires. After all, what we want to communicate is our truth; when we all do so effectively, the world becomes that much easier to navigate.
The joy of listening to communicators who have communication as their specialty? The presentation is bound to entertain and engage. Like a director creating a film about films, presenters who speak on communication have dissected exactly what methods make a presentation effective, so you’ll see why their techniques work just by listening to them. That’s bound to inspire change in your organization, and for the better; when everyone can communicate efficiently, ideas are transmitted efficiently, tensions are relieved, and projects can move forward at light speed.
Harness what makes us human; learn to communicate truth. Learn to connect. Choose Talent Bureau.