Business Communication Skills

This programme will assist people to develop into confident communicators. 
75-90% of a job role is communicating with customers, suppliers or other staff.

Designed for
This course is deigned for managers, supervisors and front-line staff at all levels in an organisation.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the key elements of effective communication
  • Demonstrate active listening and questioning techniques
  • Use appropriate verbal and non-verbal communication skills
  • Understand the importance of clear information – emails, letters etc
  • Identify their communication style
  • Communicate more effectively with others who have different communication styles
  • Understand the importance of feedback
  • Handle conflict better when communicating

The course is highly participatory and practical. Participants will be shown the various processes, tools and techniques and then apply them in various exercises.

One day, 9.00am – 4.30pm

Your facilitator – Richard Millar 
Richard is an experienced trainer and consultant. His areas of expertise include leadership development, front line management development, team development, executive and personal development coaching, strategic/business planning and accounting for non-accountants training.

Richard has worked in a wide variety of organisations from small to large organisations in New Zealand, Australia and Papua New Guinea.

Richard’s depth of business knowledge and skills in sales, marketing, finance and general management coupled with a very practical approach to training and facilitation has provided excellent value to a large number of organisations.

Richard is a member of the New Zealand Society of Accountants and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries & Administrators. He is an accredited DISC® consultant in behavioural profiling and a registered practitioner in MBTI®. He is a Fellow of the NZ Institute of Management and is qualified in Moderation and Workplace Assessment with NZQA. He holds the National Certificate in Adult Education and Training.
He provides community support as a Justice of the Peace for New Zealand. He is also an approved mentor for Business Mentors New Zealand and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.