While the content was solid, I would have found more value in anecdotal delivery from an instructor that is able to demonstrate the validity of the skills after having personally used them in practice. Our instructor indicated she had been a corporate trainer right out of college, which tells me she may not know if the approaches work.
It was very organized.
The teacher had good agenda and also had good training materials to present and make the class work in teams to get effective training completed.
Brent Baer was and excellent instructor and obvious subject matter expert. He was able to control the classroom in a very professional and engaging manner constantly which for me was impressive given the wide range of personality types that would take or be sent to this style of training. While i can appreciate the book work and reasons for it, I got the most out of the constant dialogue in the room and the open atmosphere that was created where everyone it seemed was comfortable in sharing what would normally be very sensitive subject matter especially in a open enviroment with a group of total strangers. Impressive keep up the great work
there were a lot of strong personalities in this class; making it difficult for the instructor to keep on task at times. The instructor did the best he could to keep the class moving forward. There were time I thought we spent too much time on a section when we could have moved on.
Most of the content was not applicable to email communication; most of the content was applicable towards in person communication, which I almost never do at work.
I thought the course was very informative and relevant.
Content on communication was high quality and we presented, but there was a significant amount of content that was more business management. I took a similar seminar that was only one day and this seminar did not cover nearly twice the content.
I liked the pace of the course. Jim kept it moving along, but not too fast paced. He shared many personal experiences that highlighted the principles communicated.
Instructor was very knowledgeable on subject & shared real world examples.
I especially appreciated the interactiveness of this class and Laura's enthusiasm and knowledge.
Laura was an incredible instructor during this seminar. I left feeling confident, empowered and educated in so many ways. I would recommend this seminar for every professional woman. Every single woman.
This course provided information that was essential to understanding and overcoming communication difficulties in my workplace.
Course material was well presented, the diversity of attendees was excellent, leaving me with a very good impression.
Trainer was concise, knowledgeable and easy to understand. Her interaction with the class was great. It was a lot of information in two days, but well worth it.
The content was of course why I chose the session. However, what blew me away was the energy and interactive-focus of the instructor, Laura. We had real world challenges that we brought to the classroom and Laura made sure we were able to analyze them together and practice the skills we learned in class to find resolutions. Lastly, the focus on women and how we inhibit our message with learned behaviors that don't apply so much to men - having this focus gave the class a depth and applicability that I haven't experienced in other soft skills building trainings. If I could give you 10 stars for this class, I would.
The Host was very knowledgeable and engaging
I thought this course was very informative and provided a lot of insight and tools on how to communicate with diplomacy, tact and credibility
Thought this was a great class and liked the role plays thought they were very beneficial.
It was a great class. Lots of interaction and it was nice to meet new people and learn their story.
This course was engaging and informative. The group exercises were helpful without being overbearing.
Great instructor. I wish I had known in advance to think of a situation to work on with a person and I also wish there was more of a spur of the moment role play with surprise scenarios you have to do in front of the class
I feel like this course could benefit from adding an extra day. I feel that you could spend an entire day just discussing tactics. I also feel that adding more video examples would be useful. Being able to see these tactics play out and the do's and don'ts.
Instructor was well prepared and extremely talented.