STC Manitoba

A chapter of the Society for Technical Communication

AGM – Communication Styles: Unravelling the Mystery

Annual General Meeting
Annual General Meeting program to include:

  • Election of officers for 2010-2011
  • Presentation of awards
  • Presentation – Communication Styles: Unravelling the Mystery

Presentation by Sue Hemphill

Have you ever expressed an idea and realized immediately that what you said was not what you intended? Has a miscommunication (oral or written) ever caused you a major problem? At some point, we all fall prey to miscommunication and misunderstanding. Some would argue that this is a natural aspect of the human condition.

We often think of good communication as an art, which it is. Clear communication is not easy; it demands work and creativity. It can also be considered a science, the elements of which can be broken down and analyzed.

In this presentation, participants will review different communication styles and learn a framework for identifying and improving upon miscommunication. They will reflect on their own style and on the styles of those around them, while learning how to avoid getting into that unconscious and unproductive trap of making assumptions and judgments.

Interested in improving your communication skills? Please join us for an evening of reflection and self-assessment.

About the presenter

Sue Hemphill is an associate trainer with the Resolution Skills Centre and is also the owner of her own business, Healthy Hive Consulting. She has been in the business of mediating diverse conflicts, mentoring local mediators, and teaching conflict resolution for over 20 years.

Meeting details

Tuesday, May 4, 2010 from 5:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Canad Inns Polo Park, Ambassador Room “I”

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