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In this course you learn why the communication skills that took you to your current position are no longer enough to move your career forward.

We examine how quickly you communicate to your audience. It’s measured in seconds, not minutes, and much of that communication takes place without using words. You’ll learn how to put that to use to your professional advantage.

You learn to see yourself how others see you in your organization and marketplace—and learn practical steps to change, enhance, or expand that perception. We discuss what causes confusion in your communication—and how to eliminate it.

We also discuss how to focus your attention on determining the target perception you want others in your organization and the larger marketplace to have of you—and how to create that perception. And finally, we tap into the power of understanding the nature of change and the role that plays in changing the perception others have of you as you position yourself for larger leadership roles in your organization and your industry.

 

 

 

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the speed with which people form perceptions of their leaders
  • Explore the five primary ways we communicate in the workplace
  • Discover the most common communication gaps that undermine leadership effectiveness
  • Identify the target perceptions you want others in your organization and industry to have of you
  • Identify the five areas of change you must navigate in order to effectively change other people’s perceptions

 

 

Last updated/reviewed: December 10, 2017

33 Reviews (91 ratings)Reviews

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Member's Profile
Really practical course. Extremely relevant for my current growth target. Worth investing as much time as required to get the most out of it (pause the course and really spend the time on the exercises). If you put in enough work, you will gain a whole strategy in your work life, for the rest of your life.
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Member's Profile
I thought this course was great. It was very interactive (which was nice) and flowed well. Of course the communication of this course was key :) Whether you have a brand issue or not, there are great insights you can learn from attending this course.
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Anonymous Author
I highly recommend taking your time to finish the exercise on getting your colleagues' perception about you and finding your own target perceptions. And have thoughts on the results, and take actions.
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Member's Profile
A very good course on getting your message out. Its also a great reminder that you are communicating a message to coworkers all the time. Be aware of your messages.
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Member's Profile
Thought provoking. There are lot of good information in the class. It's one of those classes where every time you take it, you learn something new.
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Anonymous Author
I really enjoyed this course. It was interactive and the instructor presented his ideas well. I gained some very useful tips for the future.
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Anonymous Author
Tough but necessary insight for people who think that perceptions are derived only from what we say and do. It more complicated than that.
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Anonymous Author
Straight forward and well thought-out approach to improving other's perception of me. Really made me think and opened my eyes a bit.
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Anonymous Author
Excellent course and method of presentation. Very important to be aware of how we are perceived versus how we want to be perceived.
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Member's Profile
Very informative course. Surprising how little importance WORDS actually play in successful communication.
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Member's Profile
Interesting slide deck. I had no idea that the average attention span was only 7 seconds, that is crazy!
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Member's Profile
Excellent points on communication. I particularly liked identifying my core 4 perceptions/attributes.
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Anonymous Author
This course provides useful and practical methods to build a plan to improve communication success.
5
Anonymous Author
Great course which brings to light relevant concepts about communication and executive presence
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Member's Profile
Some things explained are common sence. I found the theory a little bit complicated.
5
Anonymous Author
Interesting and thought-provoking course with an engaging and effective instructor.
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Anonymous Author
Core 4 - good way to get at the key perceptions you want others to have of you
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Member's Profile
Perception Pyramid excellent and 3 questions to ask self very helpful.
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Member's Profile
Gerry is a great communicator and kept me engaged the whole time.
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Anonymous Author
Very enjoyable and learned a lot about communicating in general.
5
Member's Profile
Cool personality for this class. I will revisit this material.
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Member's Profile
The core4 discussion is illuminating. Highly recommended!
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Anonymous Author
Very clear explanation on steps to build perception.
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Member's Profile
Interesting course. Good points. Good presentation.
5
Member's Profile
Excellent ideas and ways to improve communication
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Anonymous Author
Very helpful course with very good examples.
5
Member's Profile
Great course! Very informative and helpful.
Anonymous Author
good tips to see ourselves as others see us
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Member's Profile
Very helpful information
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Anonymous Author
communication gaps
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Member's Profile
Brainstorming
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Anonymous Author
good course
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Prerequisites

Course Complexity: Intermediate

No Advanced Preparation or Prerequisites are needed for this course. 

Education Provider Information

Company:
Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
Contact:
For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 or send an e-mail to .
Course Syllabus
INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW
Communication Skills for Finance Leaders
  7:08The Visible Line
  5:01The Power of Perception
  12:12The Perception Pyramid
  8:36Creating a Target Perception
  7:12Communication Gaps
  5:22Changing Perceptions
CONCLUSION
  3:49Course Summary
CONTINUOUS PLAY
  55:46Above The Visible Line: Communication Skills for Finance Leaders Full Video
SUPPORTING MATERIALS
  PDFSlides: Above The Visible Line
  PDFAbove The Visible Line Glossary/Index
  PDFAbove the Visible Line
  PDFThe Perception Pyramid
  PDFThe Core 4
REVIEW & TEST
  quizREVIEW QUESTIONS
 examFINAL EXAM