Employee Communication Training
DISCOVER HOW YOUR EMPLOYEES AND COMPANY WILL BENEFIT FROM VOCABULARY TRAINING
As a leader in your organization, you understand the importance of developing talent. You know that for your company to grow, your employees must be constantly learning, adapting and growing as well.
So, what’s the best investment you can make in your employee training? The top Fortune 500 companies are zeroing in on how they can hone their employees’ communication skills. This is because leaders like you understand how integral good communication is to your organization’s success.
FACT: The company with the best internal and external communication will invariably outperform their competition. This is why Fortune 500 Companies are constantly experimenting with new communication techniques and modalities:
After studying and interviewing leaders in forward-thinking, successful organizations, one trend became jarringly clear – they all are investing in strengthening their employees’ communications skills (including their executives, and especially their employees on an executive track.
From rewiring their teams’ learning style, to enhancing their sophistication and clarity in day-to-day interactions, strong verbal and written communication skills have been elevated from a nice-to-have to a critical trait in all employees.
Corporate Communication Styles are Shifting to Accelerate technical skill growth and inject overall efficiency into the entire organization
Precise Communications are Paramount to Effective Meetings.
Arming the people leading AND those attending meetings with an executive-level vocabulary will inject precision and clarity to all meetings held at all levels.
CNBC… “There are many reasons why meetings go poorly, but frequently it is because of a lack of clarity about the topic or the level at which things are being discussed”
Ray Dalio (Bridgewater)
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Additionally, some of the deepest research conducted into ‘executive presence’ has cemented the importance of rich, precise vocabulary in the growing of business leaders.
Chat should NOT be the primary form of communication
Short form / chat / shallow communication is no longer considered effective in a healthy, profitable workplace. Recently, organizational productivity experts Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson (Basecamp) began encouraging companies to shift to a more thoughtful communication style.
“All sorts of eventual bad happens when a company begins thinking one-line-at-a-time most of the time. We’ve also seen strong evidence that the method and manner in which you choose to communicate has a major influence on how people feel at work. Frazzled, exhausted, and anxious? Or calm, cool, and collected? These aren’t just states of mind, they are conditions caused by the kinds of tools we use, and the kinds of behaviors those tools encourage.”
Jason Fried (37 Signals)
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Well written (and well spoken) employees strengthen your team
Preparing well-written memos trumps sloppy slide decks every time. Amazon’s been doing it for years with their infamous 6-pagers.
“…writing a good six-page evidence-based narrative is hard work. Precision counts and it can be hard to summarize a complex business in 6 pages, so teams work for hours preparing the document for these reviews. But that preparation does two things. First, it requires the team writing the document to really deeply understand their own space, gather their data, understand their operating tenets and be able to communicate them clearly. The second thing it does is… enables our senior executives to internalize a whole new space they may not be familiar within 30 minutes of reading … greatly optimizing how quickly and how many different initiatives these leaders can review.”
Brad Porter (describing Amazon’s 6-Pagers)
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Vocabulary sits at the heart of all these new communication paradigms and methodologies
All of these new communication paradigms and methodologies depend on your employees having the requisite vocabulary to articulate their ideas more succinctly and with greater clarity. Seems simple enough in theory, but is much more difficult in practice.
In order for your employees to be able to communicate with greater precision they need a bigger selection of words in their active vocabulary. They need more words at the front of their brain, so they choose the right word at the right time to clearly articulate their ideas.
This is where Vocabulary Zone Comes in…
Vocabulary is the Core of Your Team’s Business Acumen
Business Acumen is developed via experience and education. Unfortunately, even if employees took a crack at the CEO’s recommended reading list for your industry, their malformed reading comprehension will slow the intake and likely eliminate the retention of the material.
Vocabulary & Reading Comprehension …
Where Soft Skills Meet Hard Skills
Reading comprehension is an extension of vocabulary comprehension. The more words you know, the easier you read, the quicker you digest the material, and the longer you retain the new knowledge. It really is that simple.
For a deeper dive into this topic, read our article:
The Inextricable Link Between Vocabulary and Reading
Vocabulary and Mental Acuity
Neuroscientists have found that there is a direct link between vocabulary and brain function.
This means that when your employees take steps to improve and expand their vocabulary, they will instantly become smarter. Other studies have augmented this assertion with evidence of vocabulary being an essential ingredient to executive presence.
With each word they learn, they create connections and synapses in their brain. The more connections they create, the better their minds become at critical thinking and problem solving. They will also become more analytical, creative and innovative with their thoughts and ideas.
For a deeper dive into the link between vocabulary and mental acuity, read our article:
Why Improving Your Vocabulary Instantly Makes You Smarter
Transform Your Silo’d Employees Into a
Super-Powered Brain Trust
“Greater thinking capacity isn’t just desirable — it’s essential. It’s the one resource most organizations can’t hire enough of.”
Your employees make up the company’s brain trust. Building and expanding their vocabulary enhances their mental acuity and cognitive function — all of their brains will work better, faster. They will become more adept at problem solving, critical thinking, and they will be more creative and innovative. Additionally, their physical presence and poise will naturally improve as well, which is especially helpful in sales and outward facing departments
“The ability of people to be successful in the future job market is going to come down to the ability to absorb tremendous amounts of information”
Moynihan (CEO of Bank of America) @ the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland
Amplify and Underscore the Positive Impact of Your Existing Corporate Training Programs
Vocabulary Zone is not meant to replace all of the training you’re delivering to your employees. Instead, it’s engineered to amplify the effects of the development programs you already have in-place. Specifically, Vocabulary Zone bolsters and integrates directly with your Communications Skills, Executive Presence and Leadership training programs.
The Vocabulary Zone training makes the new knowledge stickier. Empowers employees to spread the new knowledge up and down the hierarchy, across the subcultures, and into their instant recall. And it transforms even entry level data shovelers into competent, confident, poised forces.
MODERN TRAINING DESIGNED
FOR A MODERN WORKFORCE
LESS IS MORE
Having a big vocabulary does not mean using long words or speaking a lot – that’s a myth.
Communicating well and having a powerful vocabulary is about using just the right word at the right time.
The more precise a person’s vocabulary, the more clearly they will communicate.
If you want your organization to use high clarity and precise words in their communication, your employees are going to have to move words from their passive vocabulary to their active vocabulary.
This is where the Vocabulary Zone System differs from other traditional vocabulary programs. Other vocabulary software and word of the day emails are only designed to improve a person’s passive vocabulary, so they simply understand what words mean when they read or hear them.
Vocabulary Zone is the first training system designed to build and expand your active vocabulary, so you know how to use a word in your written and spoken communication.
Understanding what a word means is helpful, but being able to actively use a new word in your daily communication is significantly more beneficial.
Faster More Precise Writing
More Eloquent and Confident Public Speaking
IMPROVE YOUR TEAM’s COMMUNICATION SKILLS
BY GETTING YOUR ORGANIZATION INTO THE ZONE
After your employees go through Vocabulary Zone, they’ll pause just before they speak or write, and the perfect word
will come to them like magic.
But this skill has nothing to do with magic.
It’s called being in “The Zone” … The Vocabulary Zone.
ALL STUDENTS ACCESS THE VOCABULARY ZONE PROGRAM THROUGH OUR STATE-OF-THE-ART LEARNING PORTAL
Inside your team will find a complete library of vocabulary lessons organized into a fully interactive presentation for both casual and intensive review.
The Vocabulary Zone Program combines the latest technology with the newest advancements in neuroscience to guarantee rapid vocabulary acquisition and retention.
Our multimedia courses (Including Audio Lessons) are mobile-friendly so your team can learn on-the-go and wherever they are. Perfect for listening in the car, at the gym or falling asleep at night. Yes, your employees will likely do our training outside of work hours — most of our customers pay out of pocket for Vocabulary Zone. This is training that your ambitious employees are proactively seeking on their own to advance their careers.
GIVE YOUR EMPLOYEES THE GIFT OF A GOOD VOCABULARY
The vast majority of your employees have never been properly taught vocabulary. Since there is not a focus on vocabulary in our education system, most people must develop their vocabulary on their own through reading and communicating and interacting with others.
Unfortunately, the average adult does not read enough to adequately build a good vocabulary, which also means that most communication circles do not provide an opportunity to learn new words. This is evident in research that found the average adult only learns 20 new words a year.
Vocabulary Scores Correlate with Corporate Ranking
A Johnson O’Connor Institute Study tested managers at 39 different companies. Vocabulary test scores correlated directly with existing rankings on the corporate ladder. Top executives had the highest average score (236); middle managers were in the middle range (140), and lower managers achieved the lowest average scores (89).
The two core reasons executives outscore their underlings on vocabulary tests is because of their reading habits and their communication circles. Executives are voracious readers. For example, Fortune 500 CEOs read on average 4.5 books a month compared to the average American who reads only one book a year.
Executives also have the benefit of interacting with other executives both professionally and socially. These high-level communication circles enable executives to build on and compound their already robust vocabularies from reading.
IF YOUR ENTIRE COMPANY POSSESSED AN EXECUTIVE LEVEL VOCABULARY, THEN YOUR EMPLOYEES WOULD…
… read faster…with better comprehension – FASTER
… assimilate new information and knowledge easier – SMARTER
… be more analytical, creative and innovative in their thinking – SHARPER
… be more precise, coherent, succinct and articulate in their communication – CLEARER
With Vocabulary Zone, we will certify that your employees have developed an Executive Level Vocabulary with our
Executive Vocabulary Certification
Grooming your best managers into leaders?
This program will multiply the effects of your executive presence and communication training…Instilling more confidence, poise and precision into the communication skills of your future executive leaders.
Identify Executive Potential
Since vocabulary depth and self-driven consistency are such massive factors in determining long term potential of an employee, you could use their initial scores and completion-times of Vocabulary Zone to help identify your most promising future leaders…
FREE PILOT PROGRAM
EVALUATE VOCABULARY ZONE IN YOUR ORGANIZATION
Complete the form below to learn about our free pilot program. We will pilot the Vocabulary Zone training with a few of your employees, so you can experience first hand the positive impact it will have on your organization.
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