Presentation on theme: "Introducing Your name goes here Your Position goes here Your totem goes here."— Presentation transcript:
Introducing Your name goes here Your Position goes here Your totem goes here
Communication Bringing the Vision to Life
Learning Objectives Relate the experience of the Communication Traps and Zulu Toss Games to basic principles of communication Understand how listening can be an important part of communication. Develop strategies to overcome barriers to communication. Practice some skills of effective instruction.
Communication Traps Game
Communication Traps Challenges Simulate Trust Barriers Communication
Examples of Forms of Communication Gilwell Song Symbol on B-Ps gravestone: (I have gone home.) BSA uniforms and patches Wood Badge beads and icon Gilwell Gazette, including agenda of the day
What Makes Communication Effective? Message is important. Message presents a vision. Speaker’s established authority. Believe your own message – and act like it Get to the point – no rambling. Personal skills (eg, volume and tone of voice, body language, genuine enthusiasm) are important.
Exercise Philmont Expedition 7-30 (8 Scouts, 2 adults) Bear sighting – 2 Scouts mauled Tooth of Time Camp One hour ago We need assistance, now! Need: ambulance, medics, first-aid supplies; really big bear trap could be useful Does it grab your attention and why? Strengths/weaknesses?
Blueprint for Communication Per Aristotle >2,000 years ago... Sender Message Receiver Applies to ALL forms of communication, eg, spoken, written, music, film, pantomime. Zulu Toss Game – how applies to “communication?” If any one is actually or functionally missing, there is no communication!
Effective Listening as a Communication Tool Receivers pay attention and seek the message; provide feedback Senders provide what receivers need in a manner that engages their minds; pay attention to receivers spoken and unspoken feedback Good communication depends on good listening – it’s a two-way street!
Engaging the Audience “I want this presentation to be a success. If it’s not working for you, let me know, and we’ll try something different to make it better.” Has anyone ever said that to you? How does it make you feel as a listener? Do speakers seem too “locked in” to their presentations, regardless of the situation?
Engaging the Audience “What do you want?” How often do speakers really ask this most important question in communication, rather than “What do I want to tell you?” How often do we think about this with regard to youth. If we do not know what others want/need, there is little chance that we can communicate effectively.
Barriers to Effective Communication Can Be... lack of common ground lack of sincerity lack of authority lack of clarity poor presentation skills lack of receptiveness environment
Ways to Assure Good Communication Are... common ground sincerity (care about message / receiver) authority (know what you’re talking about) clarity (concise, to the point, no “spin”) good presentation skills receptiveness (you and them) environment
Communication in a Digital Era... How many of you use ? How many send text messages? How many blog or read blogs? Who has Facebook account? Who uses Twitter?
Important Rules The responsibility for anything you write is yours alone. Be Authentic Consider Your Audience Exercise Good Judgment Respect Copyrights and Fair Use Protect Personal Information
Good Teaching Requires Good Communication Teaching of skills REQUIRES effective communication. Discuss the process for teaching you how to tie a woggle? –what techniques? –strengths? –room for improvement?
Good Teaching Make it hands-on (Everyone had a cord and was actively involved). Set an achievable, understandable goal (There was a finished woggle to observe). Use a multimedia approach—handouts, visuals, etc (You had a handout with diagrams). Demonstrate the process (Leader demonstrated). Let participants try it (You did!). Give support and praise (Did I? Did your patrol mates?).
The Teaching EDGE ™ EE xplain how to do the skill. DD emonstrate how to do the skill. GG uide others as they do the skill (feedback). EE nable others to use the skill: –time –materials –opportunity
Communication... is a tool of leadership is essential to effective teams happens in the “common ground” should be clear and concise happens when sender and receiver consider each other takes many forms, eg, written, spoken, pictorial, non-spoken aural requires the gift of feedback!
Great Leaders Are Great Communicators!
So, did we... Relate the experience of the Communication Traps and Zulu Toss Games to basic principles of communication? (YOU BET!) Understand how listening can be an important part of communication? (YOU BET!) Develop strategies to overcome barriers to communication? (YOU BET!) Practice some skills of effective instruction? (YOU BET!)