Dramatic Resources & HR Fabrika
About Dramatic Resources
Dramatic Resources specialises in highly practical, inspirational communication-skills training for business that draws on techniques from the theatre, yet remains firmly rooted in a business context. The focus is on the human skills needed to engage and inspire an audience, not on how to use flipcharts or PowerPoint.
PROJECTING YOUR LEADERSHIP
Encourages greater impact, courage and empathy in leadership communication. Participants will reflect on their personal communication style and how small changes in their behaviour can have a big impact on those around them. They will also explore their own authentic leadership style and practice techniques for delivering high stakes messages, motivating others and communicating a vision.
PRESENTING WITH IMPACT
Familiar statistics tell us that a startling 93% of the impact of our communication is not to do with what we say, but how we say it. We all know this, of course, but knowledge is not behaviour. This workshop explores the impact you have when you are ‘In the Spotlight’. It offers the opportunity to rehearse new behaviours for more effective communication when giving presentations and in meetings. The focus is on the human skills needed to engage and inspire an audience, not on how to use flipcharts or PowerPoint.
Storytelling techniques can be applied to a range of business interactions, including meetings, presentations and networking scenarios to inspire, reassure and motivate others in a way that emails and PowerPoint slides cannot. The work looks at how we tell stories, how to use story to explain information and ideas and how we can bring our natural abilities as storytellers into a work context.
IMPROVISATION: RISK & REWARD
The core elements of improvisation from the world of theatre and comedy are tools which can be used to increase spontaneity and agility in business. Remaining agile requires listening and responding to what is in front of you, putting aside your own agenda and accepting and building on the ideas of others. This session asks participants to take part in a series of practical improvisation exercises, take risks and be bold and looks at how to take these skills back into the workplace and become more comfortable with staying open and agile.
This workshop focuses on effective behaviours in the boardroom. Participants are given the opportunity to practise techniques for greater presence and impact, for influencing senior colleagues, for thinking on their feet and presenting their ideas in a clear and concise way, and for dealing with others’ difficult behaviours.
The business of creating presence, charisma and impact can seem like a mysterious process. Often people believe these are innate qualities - you either have them or you don’t, and there is little you can do about it. This session explores simple techniques for maximising your impact & influence in meetings and other business scenarios.
A successful client-facing manager should be able to build client relationships that go deeper than a mere exchange of information or a financial transaction. Effective client relationships are fed by the ability to build rapport, to listen and respond, to read and recognise the behaviours of others and to adapt your style to suit the situation. This highly practical workshop aims to give participants the confidence to approach client relationships with renewed courage, empathy and strategy.
The focus of this workshop is on handling difficult conversations and delivering hard messages. Participants will rehearse some tricky performance management and other difficult conversations. The work exposes how individuals perceive and experience situations differently, and provokes discussion around the obstacles and difficulties, whilst providing a platform for sharing best practice.
PITCHING WITH PRESENCE
The perfect pitch involves not only the ability to present with impact, but also to respond ‘in the moment’ to the client and to work as a team, under pressure, to win the business. It requires confidence, presence, flair and flexibility and the ability to build a rapport with the client. Drawing on the theatrical techniques of rehearsal, performance and improvisation, this workshop aims to give participants the opportunity to practice new skills for successful team pitches.
The ability to make meaningful connections with colleagues or clients at a networking event is a key skill. Too often, opportunities are missed because it is easier to talk to those you already know rather than to break into a new group, introduce yourself to a stranger, or approach a more senior executive or stakeholder. This session draws on improvisation skills to explore techniques for effective networking.
EFFECTIVE VIRTUAL COMMUNICATION
We live in a fast-changing world where much of our business communication takes place in virtual meetings and conference calls that span time zones and cultures. Whilst this is useful and exciting technology, it is often hard to navigate and even harder to create an impact and make successful and meaningful contact with colleagues and clients. This workshop raises awareness of the choices available to participants when putting their message across in a virtual arena, and how small changes in their behaviour and delivery can have a big impact on the others on the call.
GIVING FEEDBACK AND COACHING OTHERS
In rehearsal, a theatre director works with a team of actors to coach individual performances that will deliver their creative vision. They must communicate and share their ideas, build trust and empathy, and unlock the actors’ potential. Rehearsal is an extremely powerful way to create change and improve performance. It involves a unique combination of experiment, repetition and feedback. This workshop aims to develop the skills of mentor and coach by exploring the key components of the rehearsal process, and how it is applicable in other contexts.
In the theatre, teams of people come together to create a high-quality product in a very short space of time. Working under constant pressure, how do they ensure the lines of communication stay open and the creativity flows? This experiential team day offers a series of practical tasks to stimulate excellent team practice and improve team communication and effectiveness. The work aims to move participants towards new ways of working with each other and with others within the organization. The day ends with a creative team challenge.