NEWSLETTER – MARCH 2019

Magical Learning Club

WELCOME TO OUR MARCH NEWSLETTER!

2019 has really taken off with a bang for us at Magical Learning!

In addition to all of the webinars and workshops we are hosting, we’re also running three conferences in Newcastle, Wollongong, and Wagga Wagga.

In more wonderful news, Danette has been asked to speak at an International Women’s Day event for the Wagga City Council!

We are focusing on communication as our theme for this month. It’s a common learning focus for organisations, but our experience suggests you can never learn too much about being a better communicator. Everyone we meet is different and we associate with them in different capacities. Today it’s even more important to update your communication skills, in your business and our personal lives, to get the most from each of your relationships.

To learn more: keep reading, talk to us about our programs – and follow us on Social Media!

Grahame, Danette and the Magical Learning Team.


Communicate With Compassion

The next time you need to have a ‘challenging’ conversation with one of your team, here are four simple steps to bring more compassion and empathy into that conversation:

  1. Observe the situation objectively.
  2. State how the observation is making you feel.
  3. Connect with a need.
  4. Make a request.

This model was developed by Dr Marshall Rosenberg at the Centre for Nonviolent Communication.  Click here to learn more…


New Learning Opportunities

As always we are happy to announce some of our webinars and workshops for the month. Click on the links for more information and to register!

WORKSHOP: 5 March @ 9:15 am – 4:30 pm Leading Feedback Conversations —This workshop engages you in the latest science around how to lead effective feedback conversations.

FREE WEBINAR: 7 March @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am Improving Your Presentation Skills —In this interactive webinar you will learn how to structure an effective presentation, how to engage with your audience and techniques to relax and build your confidence.

WORKSHOP: 26 March @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm Introduction to Government Procurement — This workshop is designed to provide participants with an overview of how to purchase goods & services and manage related contracts in the public sector.

WORKSHOP: 28 March @ 9:15 am – 4:30 pm Communicating for Impact —This workshop is designed to give you practical techniques and tools to improve your communication skills, written and oral. This will help you to build more cohesive teams, increase productivity and influence upwards.

NOTE:  Each of our programs can be customised and delivered run in-house for your organisation.  Please contact us for more details.


Communicate Through Understanding

One challenge when communicating with others is that they don’t necessarily think, hear or speak the same way you do.  When you someone more fully, you can communicate more effectively by using different modes, language, examples and metaphors etc.

So how do you understand those you work with better?

Get everyone to complete a science-backed assessment tool that will give the entire team a shared understanding of how you each prefer to work, think and support others.

We provide a number of proven assessment tools that are used in organisations around the world to improve team trust, cohesion and performance. These tools include:

  • Team Management Systems Profile
  • Mattone Leadership Enneagram Inventory
  • DISC Advanced
  • Roche-Martin Emotional Capital Report
  • True Colors.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you communicate brilliantly.


Helpful Resources

Here’s a sample of the content we’ll be sharing online this month. For the deep dive, follow us online!magical-learning

Telling Is Listening: Ursula K. Le Guin on the Magic of Real Human Conversation by Maria Popova

Mastering The Five C’s Of Influential Communication by G. Riley Mills

This Is Your Brain On Communication by Uri Hasson.


Book Of The Month

Exactly What to Say: The Magic Words for Influencers and Impact by Phil M Jones

We’ve all been in a situation at some point or the other in our lives where we’ve been lost for the right words at the right time.  The solution is finally here!

This book is a great one for learning what to say when and how to get the most out of a situation through communication.

For example, did you know that a terrific phrase to use to help relax people who appear nervous or anxious is simply to say, ‘Don’t worry’. Something as simple as those two words can let someone to give you a chance to explain a situation to them and give you a chance to explain why they don’t need to worry. Words are powerful tools and Phil M Jones sheds light on how to use them effectively.

This book is filled with a number of tried and tested phrases that will help you get positive results in a variety of situations. I feel like it is a great book for anyone that interacts with people and that’s all of us!

At only 137 pages long, this book is a gem that you will come back to time and again.


Did You Know?

We specialise in developing new learning programs (based on the latest best practice and science) and tailoring existing programs to meet your specific needs.

If you are looking for a learning partner to create bespoke or personalised training for your organisation, please contact us for more information.

From all of us here at Magical Learning.

“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.”

John F. Kennedy

Magical Learning Club
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