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Transcript of Effective Communication
Communicating is an important part of leading well, and you will want to practice ways of presenting your ideas/
Communicating takes part whenever ideas are share, not just in presentations.
Remember the Neutral Position, "It's a keeper!"
Plan when to stop. Know when to stop talking.
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At the end of this session, you will be able to do the following:
Identify key communication skills for camp staff.
Identify and overcome barriers to communication.
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Where you stand in relation to your audience is important. It can make or break a great presentation.
Move towards distracted members.
Position yourself and the audience comfortably.
Move to help emphasize key points.
Avoid Pacing (MAJOR DISTRACTION).
Make every movement count.
Hands are powerful when communicating. You should use your hands and arms to emphasize ideas and control the flow of a discussion.
Move the entire arm, not just hands.
to calm interruptions.
to invite participation.
Avoid constant motions (MAJOR DISTRACTION)
Make more meaningful gestures, rather than small ones.
In your teams, practice these new communication strategies by
reciting the A-B-C's.
Your Team Guides will help you by giving any advice they may have.
We'll take some volunteers afterward to present to the course!
"It's as easy as 1-2-3!"
What you say is important, but so is
you say it.
Project your voice. Speak clearly so that EVERYONE can easily hear you.
Vary the pitch of your voice, especially when emphasizing key points.
Be interesting to listen to!
How can a leader use his ears as a tool for communication? Can anyone tell me? I'm listening...
Sharing ideas is a two way process.
Feedback: Hearing what others have to say.
Listen to what your audience is conveying to you. Is there something they need?
A leader's eyes can lock in the listeners. We communicate emotion and share energy with our eyes. Our eyes connect us.
Make eye contact with various people, but never for more than 3 seconds.
The only exception to that is if someone is asking you a question or giving verbal feedback.
A short communication course from National Youth Leader Training for use at National Camp Schools
Resources and Equipment
National Youth Leadership Training, No. 34490
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What answer would you give to these questions at your camp?
What can I do about this other Scout who is picking on me?
Elements and Uses of Effective Communication
When will there be an opportunity for work on advancement?
Can Scouts do some free-time activities?
Can we trade patches with each other? With staff?
What is expected of Scouts at flag ceremonies, the swimming pool, and the dining hall?
by Ty Gadberry on 26 Dec 13 Adapted by Darryl Alder 26 Mar 14
Types of Information
How can you help your staff improve these specific communications skills?
What are some things that you can do to help your camp staff overcome these communications barriers?
Barriers to Communication
Identify a staff member that would be an effective leader in helping your staff improve their communications skills
What is the “best” way to communicate these points?
Unit needs and expectations
Unit problems and issues
Rules, regulations, and procedures
Nonverbal communications (e.g., body language)
Communicating with adults and with youth
Communicating with other staff members
nformation--Give it Verbally
ensitivity to body language
valuate / reflect
ive feed back
What does the Handbook say about listening
Poor communication skills
Lack of information
What will you do to help them help the remainder of the staff?
The camp staff’s job is to answer all these questions—and more—fully to the Scouts’ satisfaction, so to be effective, camp staff must communicate well.
Oral communication, tact, straightforwardness, honesty, and clarity of expression that lead to an accurate exchange of information are critical.
In addition to these points, what other information is communicated at camp?