Today’s professional must have rock-solid verbal communication skills to effectively provide organizational input, propose new ideas, recommend needed solutions and more.  Without them, ineffective communication skills can easily lead to costly loss of time, operational errors and even slights to one’s professional reputation. 

This course is designed for professionals who want to become more effective at verbally sharing input and feedback with peers, management and other stakeholders. I teach practical knowledge to improve and fortify your ability to speak with clarity, confidence and consideration for others.  I explain, in simple terms, the communication process, share proven skills for effective verbal communication and provide invaluable insight to take your abilities further.   

You identify the communication framework to ground your dialog process understanding. This vital information reveals the invisible landscape of  elements making verbal communication a challenge.  With this illuminated perspective, you discover essential knowledge to tackle everyday challenges in the communication process. This fortifies your ability to navigate the process and improve the accuracy of sending  your intended message increasing your verbal efficacy. Then, I teach you how to recognize common communication pitfalls and provide remedies to build your assurance improving your dialog skills. Finally, to round out the course, we explore more insightful tips and ways to boost your verbal communication awareness and overall acumen.

This course provides the knowledge and insight to fast-track your ability to be a more effective verbal communicator increasing your value to others, elevating your professional profile while sharpening your competitive advantage.

Course Key Concepts: Effective, Verbal, Communicator, "How to".

Learning Objectives
  • Identify the communication framework fundamentals.
  • Discover insight to tackle everyday communication process challenges.
  • Recognize common pitfalls and practical remedies.
  • Explore more communication tips and skills.

 

Last updated/reviewed: August 12, 2023
75 Reviews (382 ratings)

Reviews

5
Anonymous Author
The examples Darrell provided were effective and relatable. This course was helpful.

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Anonymous Author
This is by far the best course I've taken so far. Darrell is great at presenting the information in a fashion that makes it easy to organize and remember. Instead of just reading slides, he gives bullet points and expands on those, so I don't get distracted by a slide; I'm listening to the information and processing it.

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Anonymous Author
good course teaching how to be effective at verbally sharing input and receiving feedback with peers, teams, upper management and others. Very practical information that I can apply now. Included good examples and challenges. Helped to build skills and promote desired outcomes

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Anonymous Author
Well laid out presentation with excellent examples. Heightened awareness of communication process and obstacles which lessen communication of ideas and harm interpersonal relationships. Very good points to be aware of in daily interaction with people.

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Anonymous Author
This training gave me a lot of great tips on improving my verbal and nonverbal communication. It also made me aware and understand more of things or situation of sending, encoding, decoding, and feedback of messages. Thank for a great presentation.

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Anonymous Author
Darrell has a very good way of presenting and sharing his presentation. He is a real professional who ensures his classes are well throughout and his slides are very well put making it easy to follow and see how his tips can be applied.

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This course was a very interesting way of looking at communication. It helped me realize how important little things can be and how profits are directly tied to communication. I will definitely work on my communication skills as a result.

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Anonymous Author
Yes, I am so glad that this course went into detail on empathetic listening. Don't talk at people, respect them. This was presented a good form and feel like I picked up a few items to help refine my communication and listening skills

5
Member's Profile
This course on effective communication was extremely detailed and broke down the many aspects of communication. The instructor provided a great perspective that lays the framework for improving your communication skills going forward.

4
Member's Profile
This course offered many good strategies to become a better communicator and tips for things to avoid that may cause miscommunication, defensiveness or taking things completely off point.

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Anonymous Author
the trivia at the beginning was a good way to kick it off. the material was good because it didn't just say what not to do but gave examples of how to do it correctly or differently.

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Anonymous Author
Verbal communication is an area I need improvement on and I thought the tips herein were clear and will give me self-awareness going forward. Hope to find more content like this.

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Anonymous Author
I like the way Darrell presents his course material. The use of visuals, examples, and recaps help to effectively teach the subject and make it easier to understand and retain.

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Anonymous Author
Perhaps it's just because I've been doing dry subject matters before this but he certainly captured my attention for the duration. Great tips and I hope to learn more from him.

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Anonymous Author
I enjoyed this course as the presenter was engaging and had many tips to becoming a better communicator. I appreciated the listing of the pitfalls and how to remedy slides.

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Member's Profile
Darrell Littleberry is an outstanding communicator and thus a great person to teach this course. His logic and examples make good communication techniques crystal clear.

5
Anonymous Author
This course was extremely informative and provided great insight and tips into the topic. The instructor was very helpful and clear in his presentation of the information.

5
Anonymous Author
I really like courses by Darrell Littleberry. This course provided great practical tips for being a more effective communicator, both in speaking and in listening.

5
Anonymous Author
The overall presentation, slides, and summaries were very well done. The information was helpful. The presenter seemed knowledgable and to really enjoy the subject.

4
Member's Profile
Good delivery of information. Concepts were all pretty familiar, but always nice to have a refresher to remind me of the importance of effective communication.

5
Member's Profile
Mr. Littleberry is an engaging speaker. The slide deck was well organized and visually engaging. I would certainly take another course from the same speaker.

5
Anonymous Author
This was a very interesting course and very useful for any level of business. The slides and images made this one of the more interesting courses I've taken.

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Member's Profile
This is a great course on verbal communications and Darrell Littleberry did so with ease, clear examples, and good material. I learned a lot! Thank you.

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Anonymous Author
Enjoyed the discussion of the verbal communication process. There were several processes discussed that are important to know and to utilize.

5
Anonymous Author
I thought this course was very interesting and informative. The materials were very helpful and the instructor was very knowledgeable and clear.

5
Member's Profile
This course goes beyond mere techniques - these are all important lessons in how to be a mature individual. Worth listening to multiple times.

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Member's Profile
Darrell did a really good job explaining how to be a better communicator. He was also very energetic which is always a plus in an instructor.

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Anonymous Author
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Anonymous Author
This course went over many topics that benefit effective verbal communication and I think anyone can benefit from these tips and tricks.

5
Anonymous Author
This course was excellent. I learned a great deal. I appreciate courses such as this because it will help me grow within my career.

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Anonymous Author
The presentation is very good and the the speaker is very engaging. The course provides a lot of tips and valuable information.

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Anonymous Author
There was a fair amount of repetition so I got a little bored. However I did pick up some good tips for better communication.

5
Anonymous Author
Great tips and reminders of communication techniques that can help diffuse conflicts in meetings and promote cooperation.

5
Member's Profile
I enjoyed this course. So many relatable examples. The recaps were helpful with remembering remedies AND examples.

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Anonymous Author
Speaker needs to pause more often in order to prevent to illusion of one constant run on sentence. Just breathe.

4
Anonymous Author
really effective in breaking down communication and where things can go wrong, and how to improve communication

5
Member's Profile
So happy I enrolled in this course! The instructor was wonderful and provided many useful techniques and tips.

5
Member's Profile
This was probably the best course on Illumeo for me so far. Excellent tips for business and personal life.

5
Anonymous Author
Excellent speaker who is clear, concise, and gave relevant examples that supplemented the course theories.

5
Anonymous Author
Excellent concise and basic course on communication. Course would be useful for anyone in any situation.

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Anonymous Author
Top hat and monocle to Darrell - hats off to you and this course from luxembourg.....................

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Member's Profile
This course was very informational. Had a lot of reminders for communicating better with coworkers.

5
Member's Profile
another excellent course from Mr. Littleberry...MANY useful tips for improving verbal communication

5
Anonymous Author
Really enjoyed this course and the instructors energy. This Course provides great tips and tools.

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Anonymous Author
The information covered many common pitfalls, which was useful. The slides were a helpful review.

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Anonymous Author
I found the course un-engaging and full of buzz words that were not helpful in learning anything

5
Anonymous Author
Mr. Littleberry presented the information effectively with qualifying examples and techniques.

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Anonymous Author
This is a basic lecture about messaging components delivered in an easy to understand manner.

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Anonymous Author
This was full of good information to remember and apply as we all communicate constantly.

5
Anonymous Author
great class with effective lessons on communication skills, great content and presenter

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Anonymous Author
Good course. Examples are relevant and the slides provide good reference materials.

5
Anonymous Author
very good information in this course. pointed out some things we take for granted.

4
Anonymous Author
//again an overall good course, not much more to say than that...................

5
Anonymous Author
Good presentation of effective communication. Well structured and good content.

5
Member's Profile
Good course and comprehensive enough to understand also great tactics learned.

5
Anonymous Author
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Member's Profile
very helpful reminders and good examples of common communication blunders

5
Anonymous Author
This is really cool, such an important soft skill that we often neglect.

5
Anonymous Author
Enjoyed the helpful information provided on how to communicate better.

5
Anonymous Author
instructor did a good job explaining tips on how to communicate better

5
Anonymous Author
This course provides an in-depth look at communication best practices.

5
Anonymous Author
This course provided a good foundation for effective communication.

5
Anonymous Author
Great course and tips on being an effective verbal communicator.

5
Anonymous Author
This is a good course to better your verbal communication skills.

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Member's Profile
Very nice overview, the pitfall and remedies were very helpful.

5
Member's Profile
Great course, i highly recommend. The learning is very helpful.

5
Anonymous Author
great examples, pictures really show what is being conveyed

5
Anonymous Author
Great course with simple, actionable tips. Highly recommend

5
Anonymous Author
The slides were presented well and were easy to follow.

5
Anonymous Author
Excellent tips throughout. Highly recommend to anyone.

5
Anonymous Author
I really enjoyed the course. Highly recommended.

4
Anonymous Author
Good course. Instructor has easy to follow content.

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Member's Profile
An important topic explained and is very valuable.

5
Member's Profile
Well laid out presentation with excellent examples.

5
Anonymous Author
listing pitfalls and coping options was effective.

Prerequisites
Course Complexity: Foundational

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required 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 .
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Course Syllabus
INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW
  Introduction to How to Be an Effective Verbal Communicator8:31
  The Communication Process15:45
  Wrenching Through Challenges13:39
  Noise Management tools and Recap of Process Challenges16:37
  Common Pitfalls and Remedies11:22
  Rounding out Pitfalls8:52
  Tips to Further Your Acumen10:36
  Course Wrap Up4:50
CONTINUOUS PLAY
  How to Be an Effective Verbal Communicator1:30:12
SUPPORTING MATERIAL
  Slides: How to Be an Effective Verbal CommunicatorPDF
  How to Be an Effective Verbal Communicator Glossary/ indexPDF
REVIEW AND TEST
  REVIEW QUESTIONSquiz
 FINAL EXAMexam