WATCH AND TALK about… TED

WORKSHOPS BASED ON ‘TED TALKS’, WHERE YOUR TEAM CAN DEVELOP THEIR COMMUNICATION SKILLS, IMPLEMENT CRITICAL THINKING, AND STRENGTHEN TEAM BONDS.

As the name suggests, our ‘Watch and Talk about TED‘ workshops are designed to bring team members together to watch and then talk about a TED talk But the key question is: ‘WHY?

WHY CHOOSE THIS APPROACH?

Whether it’s within an existing team or with the idea of bringing new members together, being able to clearly articulate ideas, challenges, and frustrations is a must for any business. When this is in a second language, like English, it can be even more challenging, so training and practice are fundamental.

These sessions are designed to:

Help develop teams’ communication and cognitive skills through the analysis, discussion, and presentation of ideas;

Stimulate team bonding, deepening mutual respect and understanding;

Ensure an engaging and enjoyable experience through collaborative topic exploration and self-expression.

Let’s break that down…

COMMUNICATION SKILLS

Apart from the more obvious oral communication, active listening also plays a crucial role. Active listening is more than just ‘hearing’ the words—it involves engaging with speakers and being aware of subtleties and emotional tone. It is a skill that fosters deeper empathy, improves mutual understanding, and can help promote a culture of knowledge-sharing, making it crucial for effective communication in personal and professional relationships.

 

COGNITIVE SKILLS

The skills of processing and filtering information, applying logic and reasoning (critical thinking), exploring fresh points of view, and using problem-solving techniques (all while maintaining clear communication and empathy, of course!) can have great benefits for any business. Therefore, practising these skills makes sound business sense.

 

TEAM BONDING

Creating and strengthening the ‘human connection’ between team members can help break down barriers, develop mutual trust and respect, and promote a culture of collaboration.

 

HAVING FUN!

Having fun during training should no longer be a taboo. In fact, it’s a must! Exploring new topics, exchanging ideas and opinions in a novel setting, and connecting them with personal stories and anecdotes can be both engaging and enjoyable!

These last two elements are important in order to add ‘chemistry’ to relationships and develop open communication, something which is a real challenge for many companies but particularly for hybrid and remote teams.

HOW IT WORKS

Tailored for Your Team

 

Our workshops are fully customizable, ensuring that each session aligns with your company’s unique needs and goals. Here’s a glimpse into our adaptable format:

 

We recommend a suitable TED Talk based on your principal objectives (implementing critical thinking and creativity, team building, developing communication skills, leadership, and talent development, etc.).

 

We prepare the talking points,, taking into account your team’s characteristics (existing knowledge, experience on the topic, etc.) as well as language level.

 

We engage with your team to help them understand what to expect and to generate interest.

 

Then…

 

Show Time! The magic begins at the time and day of your choice!

Find out how we can help

Are you ready to help your team ‘lift off’? Get in touch today to schedule a free consultation and see how we can help!

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