Kirk Wilkinson

Kirk Wilkinson

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Dramatically increase your leadership effectiveness!

Real-world practical skills that make a real difference!
Bestselling author
Energetic, memorable, humorous, dynamic

Fee Range: Available Upon Request
Travels from Mesa, AZ (US)

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Kirk Wilkinson
Kirk Wilkinson - Motivational Speaker

Transformational Insights International

Dramatically increase your leadership effectiveness!

Real-world practical skills that make a real difference!
Bestselling author
Energetic, memorable, humorous, dynamic

Fee Range: Available Upon Request
Travels from Mesa, AZ

Affiliations:
  • The National Speakers Association
Kirk Wilkinson - Motivational Speaker

Kirk Wilkinson

Transformational Insights International

Dramatically increase your leadership effectiveness!

Real-world practical skills that make a real difference!
Bestselling author
Energetic, memorable, humorous, dynamic

Fee Range: Available Upon Request
Travels from: Mesa, AZ

Affiliations:
  • The National Speakers Association

For more information about booking Kirk Wilkinson,
Visit http://www.speakermatch.com/profile/KirkWilkinson/
Or call SpeakerMatch at 1-866-372-8768.

Active Listening
Learn to be a better and more active listener

Listening is a skill that can be learned. In this program, attendees will learn a 7 step process for active listening that is ensured to create greater collaboration, joint problem solving and improved trust in the workplace. If you want an actionable, inspirational, uplifting, dynamic, memorable and entertaining program with skills that can be implemented immediately then Active Listening is for you. Presentation Outline Drawing upon real-world experience and examples I will customize a program to fit your needs and format. Here is the step-by-step approach more active listening. Step 1: Suspend judgment about the talker: We listen more effectively to people we like. Often we judge the talker before they open their mouth. To listen more actively it is important to suspend judgment. Step 2: Acknowledge you can do better: Research shows that by realizing you can be a better listener and practicing listening skills, you can experience up to a 50% improvement in listening. Step 3: Purposeful practicing: Becoming aware of when you are not listening and then practice listening the listening skills in this program. Create a mental framework for the ideas presented. We retain ideas better than facts. Step 4: Ask permission to pause: Learn the power of the ‘pause.’ By pausing strategically and testing understanding you create a better listening experience and encourage the talker to tell you more. Step 5: It is ok to not understand or disagree: Often when we don’t understand or we disagree we stop listening. It is ok if you don’t agree or understand. You can learn to use this to your advantage. Step 6: Don’t be afraid of silence: Rather than being uncomfortable with silence in a conversation learn to use it to your advantage. Step 7: Take notes: Use your notes to summarize or reflect what you have heard. This session is dynamic, engaging and memorable. Attendees leave the program with real skills they can implement immediately and experience a dramatic increase listening effectively. Target Audience Any organization or group that wants to improve their public speaking skills and become a more effective speaker and communicator. Possible Formats This presentation can be delivered as a keynote-type presentation or 2-hour workshop depending on your needs. This program is often combined with other programs to create a full or half-day program. Intended Outcomes • Increased comprehension and listening • Higher collaboration • Increased communication • Less contention and conflict • Better relationships