Enhancing Co-operation, Communication and Concentration at Work Drawing from physical theatre techniques and practices, workshop leader and artistic director of Company:Collisions, Tanushka Marah, is offering a range of workshops aimed at enhancing co-operation, communication and concentration in the work place.
Whether you are giving a speech, an interview, answering the phone or expressing a point of view at a meeting, the language of your body plays a crucial role in assisting or impeding the success of your communication. In the world of theatre, an actor playing a confident part may be terrified on that first night and must rely on some technique to not allow lack of confidence to be visible. From looking at techniques to reduce nervousness to short-cut tactics to simply mask them, the workshop will focus on breath, posture, body language and voice technique. As well as speaking, listening is also a critical skill. Looking at the importance of eye contact and body language, a range of practical exercises will assist clarity and confidence in work place communications.
Understanding principles of ensemble work is not only useful for people moving together on stage! Building a sense of group awareness and appreciation brings commitment and understanding to the team as a whole. Through activities and exercises focusing on the individual as part of the group, peripheral sensing and the give-and-take of group dynamics, the workshop will take a fun and applied approach to building a stronger and more effective team spirit.
Lack of focus in your life and at work can have a number of causes. Staying focused and concentrating on the task at hand is a key management skill. The workshop will approach, in particular, the issue of stress. Drawing on concentration techniques that actors use to focus on the "