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Tom Kozacinski

Funny Business:
👍Enhance your team communication

Funny Business:
👍Enhance your team communication

Interactive & Dynamic workshop to level up your communication capabilities from a Product Designer, TEDx and Keynote Speaker, Techstars Mentor and Stand-up Comedian — Transform your team’s communication skills, boost productivity, and drive innovation within your organization.

Why this is the workshop you need:
This workshop helps level up your teams and leaders' communication skills to get them aligned, heard & understood so everyone feels empowered to do their best work.

THE MAIN PROBLEM WE WILL BE SOLVING

All the common issues we're going to fix so I don't have to come back and tell you again 😆

Misaligned Expectations and Goals

Getting everyone on the same page! Should be easy, right? Not really. We must ensure that everyone is clear on what is being done, who is doing it, when the deadline is, and most importantly - WHY!? This will provide better overall performance and alignment and lessen the duplication of work across departments.

Decreased Employee Engagement

Let's make sure everyone gets heard! When employees struggle to communicate their ideas, feedback, or achievements, leaders may overlook their contributions. This leads to people feeling undervalued. The work will suffer, people might leave, and ultimately it'll kill momentum towards your goals... and... you know... the bottom line.

Inefficient Problem-solving and Decision-making

Help everyone make a decision! A team afraid to communicate out of fear of failure results in leadership being unaware of issues or concerns that employees encounter. Lack of transparency and trust impacts project timelines, product quality and the company's success.

Poor Collaboration and Teamwork

This is the 🔑 ok!? If the comms are blocked between teams and up and down the organisation, there’ll be a 💩 storm for everyone. So skip the confusion, crossed wires, blame and rage quits and learn how to get knowledge moving. Your project results will be great in no time.

Some crucial statistics on workplace communication

Why effective communication matters in the Workplace
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Workers believe that day-to-day communication impacts tasks and deliverables every day.

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Executives and employees cite ineffective communication and poor collaboration as reasons for failures in the workplace.

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Businesses list communicating their ‘strategy and values’ to employees as a key priority.

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Workers cite poor communication as the reason for being unable to deliver work on time.

You want to see more stats? Just click here!
  • Employees who feel their voice is heard in the workplace are almost five times more likely (4.6x) to feel empowered to deliver their best work.
  • Communications barriers could be costing businesses around $37 billion a year
  • 73% of employers want employees with strong written communication skills, as found by the National Association of Colleges and Employees.
  • Harvard Business Review cites that 72% of employees feel their performance would improve if their managers were to provide corrective — sometimes also dubbed as “negative” — feedback.
Why I built this workshop
Frustrated by witnessing countless companies suffer due to poor communication, I knew something had to change. With my unique background in product design, stand-up comedy, and mentorship, I crafted a workshop to tackle this pervasive issue head-on. I'm determined to empower employees and leaders with practical strategies, storytelling exercises, and humour, transforming how they collaborate and perform.

Work with me to better communicate your vision, inspire your team, and cultivate a collaborative work environment with no crossed wires

  • Enhanced Communication Skills

    Gain tools and techniques to convey your vision clearly and persuasively, fostering better understanding and alignment within your team.

  • Improved Employee Engagement

    Learn strategies to inspire and motivate your team, creating a more inclusive and collaborative work environment that drives success.

  • Empowering Team Members

    Acquire methods to encourage open communication and active participation, enabling your team to contribute their ideas and expertise effectively.

  • Building Trust and Rapport

    Discover ways to establish and maintain trust within your team, fostering a supportive atmosphere that promotes growth and productivity.

BENEFITS FOR EMPLOYEES

Improve how you present your work, communicate and enhance your teamwork to align better with your peers, managers and other stakeholders.

  • Confident Communication

    Develop the ability to express ideas and concerns clearly and effectively, contributing to a more collaborative and successful team dynamic.

  • Public Speaking and Presentation

    Learn techniques to deliver engaging presentations and articulate your thoughts with confidence, making a positive impact on your team and organization.

  • Active Listening Skills

    Enhance your listening abilities to better understand colleagues' perspectives and create more productive discussions and problem-solving sessions.

  • Overcoming Communication Barriers

    Identify and address common communication barriers, promoting clearer understanding and more efficient teamwork in your organization.

WORKSHOP FORMATS

Depending on your needs, I have multiple ways of delivering this workshop.

🏠 In-da-House!

Half-day or whole-day(s) workshop(s) delivered either on-site or off-site with your team(s)

🧑‍🏫 Keynote presentation

I'll join you for an event and deliver a presentation that will lay the foundation and spark change.

👩‍💻 Online Live

If you're running a distributed team, my workshop can be delivered remotely.

TOPICS WE MAY COVER

Bespoke and tailored curriculum focusing on areas that will bring maximum value to you and your team
  • The Importance of Effective Communication

    Interactive discussion on the impact of communication on business success and real-life examples (🔥dumpster fires) and case studies​.

  • Speaking and Presenting with Confidence

    Overcoming stage fright and engaging the audience. Practical exercises from a comedian. Practising speaking and presenting.

  • Cross-functional Communication

    Understanding the challenges. Learning techniques for fostering effective cross-functional communication and what happens when we don't.

  • Presentations people actually want to hear

    Techniques for creating engaging and persuasive presentations paired with hands-on exercise of creating a mini-presentation​.

  • Constructive Feedback and Conflict Resolution

    Strategies for giving and receiving constructive feedback. Conflict resolution techniques and hands-on exercise: Feedback and conflict scenarios.

  • Remote/async Communication

    Adapting communication strategies for remote and virtual environments. Best practices for video conferencing and online collaboration.

  • Storytelling for Impact
    ("how not to bore people")​

    Understanding the elements of a compelling story. Hands-on exercise: Crafting and sharing a story around your recent project.

  • Adapting Communication Styles for Different Audiences

    Identifying various communication styles and preferences. Techniques for adapting messages and tailoring communication for specific scenarios & cultural backgrounds.

  • Humour in the Workplace​

    Enhancing communication with humour. Incorporating humour into presentations and daily interactions​.

EXAMPLE ITINERARY (half-day)

Workshop lessons we focus on will depend on your specific needs and preferences
Time Lesson Details
9:00 - 9:30 Introductions About me, you, why we are here and what we are doing today!
9:30 - 10:15 The Importance of Effective Communication • Interactive discussion on the impact of communication on business success
• Real-life examples (🔥dumpster fires) and case studies
10:15 - 10:30 Coffee & Tea Break
10:30 - 12:00 🔥Presentations people actually pay attention to • Techniques for creating engaging and persuasive presentations
• Hands-on exercise: Participants create a mini-presentation
12:00 - 12:30 🎉 Wrap-up and Action Plan • Key takeaways and next steps
• Participants commit to implementing learned skills in their workplace
12:30 - 14:00 🍜 Lunch & debrief with the leadership
Tomislav Kozacinski • London based Product Designer