In this course, you will learn to become aware of your body, emotions, and language so you can choose and control how they impact the way you converse with others and interact with the world around you.
This course explores the intention (or purpose) of conversation. The way we can become effective communicators is to learn what it is we’re actually saying. When we know what we’re saying, then we understand how we see the world.
To put it another way: we can choose to engage in full, rich, satisfying conversations with others through understanding language use and how our word selection reflects our perception of and expectation from human interactions.
We learn how to improve communication skills through the six speech acts:
Through practice, we become skilled at conversation with our networks, bosses, colleagues, teams, friends, and loved ones.
By the end of this course, you’ll understand how the actions you take in your life – based on the Ontological Methods you learn in the course videos and materials – can lead to new perspectives, great conversations, and increased opportunities for positive human connection.