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Communicate to Connect

Connected people are engaged people   


How do you communicate and engage your people?

Humans have a need to connect with one another and feel a sense of belonging.  Surveys tell us that connected people are engaged people. Research reveals that where there is a strong sense of belonging, there is a 56% increase in job performance.


In today’s hybrid workplace, effective communication is more important than it has even been. Leaders must understand the role their communication plays in connecting or disconnecting with their people. It’s relevant because right now, as a community we are disconnected. As a workforce with less face-to-face contact, we are detached and disengaged.


Research suggests that at least 70% of the workforce is currently disengaged. Research also tells us connected people are engaged people.


Consider this. Every action, every facial expression, every tense muscle tells a story.  You are communicating even when you are not talking. We are familiar with the statistic, 97% of all communication is non-verbal.  A statistic that I believe is more relevant today than ever before!


Then when you do talk, you become a walking megaphone with every change in your voice tone magnified!  What is the messaging you are sending your team? They can hear you.


In this presentation, Velia shares her experiences and funny stories to reinforce the renewed importance and critical role of effective communication today. Audiences will hear about the three actions they can apply immediately to improve their connection and engagement with their team.


Audience take aways:

  • Understand the value of the human connection
  • Recognise the messaging your communication (face and words) sends your team
  • Apply three actions to connect and engage your people
  • Create a healthy team environment with a strong sense of belonging


Velia has been working with business leaders to improve their communication for over 25 years. Her testimonials speak to her success.  Velia’s experience and skills are reflected in her insightful and engaging way of working.  Audiences laugh and cry as they relate to the entertaining but real-life scenarios. They love the practical take-aways.


Communicate to Connect is an ideal stand-alone conference keynote, entertaining breakfast, after dinner presentation.

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0419 024 289
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