EdgeWork Soft-Skills System is solely dedicated in addressing the business professional’s communication pain points that stand between them and influencing their audience with their authentic message.
I am a specialist in getting to the core of soft-skill nuances that are many times missed in contemporary training. Communication challenges are as unique and diverse as there are people in this world, thus making their roadmap to eliminating their challenges equally unique.
Most communications training is based on principles and techniques of what TO DO. For example, smile, start with a story, be sure to make eye contact, refer to flowcharts when making key points, etc. With the above scenario in mind, if you’re self-conscious, your smile will appear fake; your story won’t connect; you’ll be thinking about how your audience is judging you while making eye contact. When you refer to your visual aid, you will likely use it as a crutch rather than to support your message. If you’re self-conscious in your communication style, your technical presentations and communications engagements will be unmemorable. As a result, you’ll lose many opportunities to connect to your audience and convey critical information.
EdgeWork trains the STEM or highly analytical professional a bit differently. We focus on the same training steps but from a different angle. Is your smile authentic, selfless, warm, and engaging? If not, how can you change that? Are you connecting to your audience when you’re telling a story, or are you hoping the story accomplishes this for you? When you are making eye contact, what are you communicating? When you refer to the flowcharts, are you hiding behind visuals because you are less comfortable talking about it, or does it support your message?
We believe if you’re really ready to communicate you can, if you’re not ready, your presentation will be highly compromised.
The origin of this work is based on a specialized technique of acting that’s over 60 years in development, in which Anthony Vincent Bova has been involved for over 3 decades. The main focus is to train the actor how to identify and eliminate obstacles from their authentic statement, thus, how not to act.
Communication blocks come up for different people for various reasons, and at times the solutions need to be customized so the business professional can make sense of them and apply corrective measures.
Solutions are rendered useless if they don’t resonate with the professional.
Communication Blocks are identified through a series of training and exercises, the professional is liberated from their blocks. Once the professional is free from their communication blocks they are then in a position to communicate their knowledge with influence and impact.