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Clear Communication: How to Ask for What You Need
with Lori Zukin
About This Class
Want to make a change in your workplace and grow together? Well, we want to help! This class is great for teams looking to eliminate confusion and boost productivity with new communication skills.
This class will help you develop clear communication strategies for asking for what you need. We will give you the vocabulary to better understand the various types of requests and how they are best relayed to colleagues. For example, upgrading “soft asks”, which can create confusion and end up with a missed deadline, to clear and actionable requests. Beyond language coaching, you will learn a practical framework for holding yourself and others accountable for improving performance at the individual and team level. In addition, you’ll receive a tool for handling breakdowns in accountability. Following the session, you will be equipped to transform your teams’ conversations—to help you do your job, and do it well.
Together we will:
- Unlock the tools to ask for what you need and deal with breakdowns in accountability
- Learn to recognize the differences between a “soft ask” and a “clear request” and between a “hedge” and a “clear agreement.”
- Engage in valuable conversations around communication, accountability, and productivity
Lori Zukin, Ph.D., is founder and CEO of Zukin Leadership. As an executive, team coach, and consultant, Lori empowers her clients to do what they love, and love what they do. She supports clients across a broad range of sectors from the NFL to Under Armour and Baker Tilly to Slalom Consulting. A faculty member at Georgetown and Stanford’s continuing ed programs, she draws on her days as an executive—leading a team, building the business, and developing others—to relate to leaders’ needs and support breakthrough moments.
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We are always looking to add more class options to accommodate our global audience. We hope to have some great options for you soon. In the meantime, Simon’s books have been translated into multiple languages and can be ordered online.
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We’re glad you asked! Our 60- and 90-minute classes offer: more detail, more connection with your fellow attendees, more activities, and more interaction with our instructors. The 25-minute classes are more lecture-style. They feature more information-per-minute, but the shorter timeframe also means fewer opportunities for active participation.
We know you’re busy and, if you can’t easily spare 60 minutes, we don’t want to deprive you of an opportunity to grow!
Yes! Buy any three of our 25-minute classes in one purchase and you’ll get the third class for half-price. This means that if you purchase a bundle of three 25-minute classes, it will cost $100 instead of the full $120. The $20 discount will be applied to your cart automatically during checkout. If you buy three 25-minute classes in separate transactions, you’ll pay the full price for all classes.
Yes, we have team options! We love that you are looking to take care of those around you. Your team can join a public class, and you’ll receive a team discount at checkout when you register 10+ team members.
If you want a private class just for your team, on a date and time that works for you, then visit our private class page and our team will be excited to help you.