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How to have a good conversation

Join this program and start building the skill of having good conversations. Learn the basics, have insightful conversations, and use evidence-based daily habits to reinforce the fundamental sub-skills necessary for mastery.
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  • Includes 1 webinar, and extra resources
  • Includes daily practice: 3 habits + 3 conversations
  • Total time investment = 3,5 hours, 3-6 weeks
Soft skills are everything

Why you should follow this program

Good conversations are more than just a fun way to pass the time, they're essential to our well-being. Studies have shown that people who have more good conversations are happier, healthier, and even live longer. So it's no wonder that we all want to learn how to have more of them!

We all intuitively know when we are having a good conversation, but few of us know what we can do to have more of them. Let alone that there is a whole scientific field called conversation analysis (CA) that studies social interaction and language. And there's a lot of practical implications we can take from the science of good conversations and apply to our daily conversations.

Elevate Your Conversational Skills

In today's interconnected world, the ability to engage in meaningful conversations is crucial. This program equips you with the science-backed techniques of conversational analysis, drawing from the expertise of renowned researchers like Elizabeth Stokoe. By mastering the art of good conversations, you not only enhance your communication skills but also build stronger connections with others through effective repair strategies, adjacency pairs, and positive intent.

Cultivate Presence for Positive Impact

Being present in conversations is a transformative skill. Through mindfulness practices, breathing techniques, and awareness strategies such as rapid repeat and palm observation, this program guides you in mastering the art of staying present. This not only amplifies your positive impact but also fosters a sense of safety and connection, making your interactions more meaningful and memorable.

Ignite Meaningful Dialogues with Powerful Questions

Starting conversations with impactful questions is an art that can be learned. This program introduces you to a curated set of powerful questions inspired by thought leaders like Marcus Buckingham, Michael Bungay Stanier, and the principles of Appreciative Inquiry and Marshall Goldsmith. These questions serve as catalysts for meaningful dialogues, allowing you to navigate conversations with purpose and depth.

Unlock Personal and Professional Growth

By honing your conversational skills, cultivating presence, and mastering the art of asking powerful questions, you pave the way for personal and professional growth. Effective communication is at the core of success in various aspects of life, from building relationships to advancing your career. This program not only enhances your ability to connect with others but also empowers you to navigate diverse situations with confidence and authenticity.

Master the skill of having good conversations

Build the skill, by mastering the sub-skills first.
After the kick-start webinar, you will practice building tiny habits (so small you will have no reason not to do it) in the workflow or in your personal life. You will build this skill habit-by-habit, conversation-by-conversation, focusing on 3 sub-skills.

Sub-skill 1

Week 1 - 2 

How to have good conversations

Use the science of good conversations to build the skill of having better conversations.
#goodconversations #conversationalanalysis #ElizabethStokoe #repair #adjacencypairs #turn-taking #positiveintent

Sub-skill 2

Week 3  - 4  

Practice staying present

Master the skill of being present in conversations; it dramatically increases your positive impact and is a critical factor in whether people feel connected to and "safe" with you.
#goodconversations #mindfulness #presence #breathing #rapidrepeat #palmobservation #onewordtheme #unconditionalpositiveregard #distractions

Sub-skill 3

Week 5 - 6 

Start conversations with a good question

Discover a set of great questions that you can use to kick-start meaningful conversations.
#4PowerQuestions #MarcusBuckingham #MichaelBungayStanier #AppreciativeInquiry #MarshallGoldsmith

Meet your trainer

At the kickstart of your 3-6 week skills development program, you will follow a webinar delivered by Sarah Cherif, founder and CEO of SkillsGym. Here are a few things you might like to know about her:

Sarah's background

Sarah began her career at the University of Ghent with degrees in child education and philosophy, quickly realizing her passion for teaching. Faced with the challenge of helping seasoned leaders develop soft skills without any prior corporate experience, she turned this disadvantage into a strength by creating evidence-based, sure-proof plans to build strong soft skills through habit formation and impactful conversations.

Personal life

Sarah's roots are Belgian and Tunesian, and she partially grew up in Washington DC. She currently lives in Belgium with her partner Nils (who is co-founder of SkillsGym Health), and has a dog named Lizzy.

20+ years of impact

Together with her SkillsGym team, Sarah has helped numerous world-class organizations like Samsung, Deloitte, Ikea... and thousands of managers and their teams improve their soft skills. SkillsGym now offers programs to accelerate the mastery of 50 essential leadership, team and well-being skills.

Fun fact

Sarah tests all the habits and conversations in the SkillsGym offer herself; that's more than 200+ habits and 200+ conversations. Most of them have become second nature. Yet, as you'll learn in the webinars, she isn't shy to talk about the failures and frustrations along the way.

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