Communication

Courses tagged with "Communication"

Introduction to Persuasive Conversation

Persuasive communication is a powerful tool that enables individuals to influence others effectively, whether in personal interactions or professional settings. This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the principles and techniques of persuasive conversation. Participants will learn how to utilise various theories and strategies to sway opinions, gain consensus, and achieve desired outcomes.

Course objectives:

  • Understand the fundamental principles of persuasive communication
  • Explore key theories underlying persuasive conversation
  • Develop proficiency in applying various modes and steps of persuasion
  • Enhance negotiation skills, build trust, and foster rapport through persuasive techniques
  • Apply learned concepts to real-world scenarios for practical implementation

CPD Points:

  • 1 AVNAT


How to stay safe in aggressive situations

This course empowers veterinary professionals to recognise and navigate aggressive behaviours, establish secure practice environments, master effective communication strategies, and adeptly handle persistent challenges. With straightforward learning outcomes, participants will gain the skills to identify, address, and prevent aggression while fostering a resilient and supportive workplace culture.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Recognise aggressive behaviour
  • Enhance personal safety in aggressive situations
  • Master effective communication

CPD Points:

  • 0.25 AVNAT


Foundation Skills of Veterinary Nurses

Veterinary nursing is a diverse and busy career path that can be overwhelming for those new to the profession. This course is specifically designed for new nurses or those wishing to re-skill in general nursing, and takes attendees through the practical foundation skills all veterinary nurses need. Topics include examination techniques, TPR assessments, understanding basic animal behaviour and restraint techniques and more.

Course Type:
Short Course. Self paced lessons that should take up to 6 hours to complete

Features:
You have access to the course for 365 days
Includes downloadable resources
Complete a quiz to attain your certificate of achievement

CPD Points:
6 AVNAT

Category: Clinical Skills

How to keep calm in challenging situations

Dealing with pets' health issues can be emotionally charged for pet owners, and their concerns may manifest in difficult conversations or heightened emotions. In such situations, maintaining a calm demeanor is crucial for several reasons. Firstly, it helps establish trust and confidence your skills and abilities, creating a positive atmosphere for effective communication. A composed attitude also enables you to listen attentively, understand the client's concerns, and provide appropriate responses. Overall, by keeping calm during challenging client interactions, you can enhance client satisfaction, improve patient care, and contribute to a more harmonious and successful veterinary practice.

In this course, you will explore how you can stay calm and take control in challenging situations.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understanding our physiology in stressful situations
  • Practical tips for highly emotive situations

Course Type:

  • Interactive video lessons that should take up to 30 min to complete

How to Deliver Information Your Clients will Retain

Education plays a vital role in empowering clients with knowledge about preventive measures, such as vaccinations, regular check-ups, and appropriate nutrition. By imparting information on common diseases, potential risks, and the importance of early detection, animal health care professionals can help clients make informed decisions and proactively safeguard their pets' health. Additionally, building client compliance involves fostering a strong relationship between the practice team and pet owners, emphasizing the importance of following medical advice, treatment plans, and medication schedules. By establishing trust, providing clear instructions, and addressing any concerns, animal health care professionals can ensure that clients actively participate in their pets' healthcare journey, leading to improved outcomes and enhanced well-being for their beloved animal companions.

In this course, you will explore how you can effectively educate our clients and build compliance so that your patients receive the care that we know they deserve.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understanding compliance
  • The 5-Step process for making recommendations
  • Delivering clear recommendations
  • Client objections


How to Educate Clients and Build Compliance

Education plays a vital role in empowering clients with knowledge about preventive measures, such as vaccinations, regular check-ups, and appropriate nutrition. By imparting information on common diseases, potential risks, and the importance of early detection, animal health care professionals can help clients make informed decisions and proactively safeguard their pets' health. Additionally, building client compliance involves fostering a strong relationship between the practice team and pet owners, emphasizing the importance of following medical advice, treatment plans, and medication schedules. By establishing trust, providing clear instructions, and addressing any concerns, animal health care professionals can ensure that clients actively participate in their pets' healthcare journey, leading to improved outcomes and enhanced well-being for their beloved animal companions.

In this course, you will explore how you can effectively educate our clients and build compliance so that your patients receive the care that we know they deserve.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understanding compliance
  • The 5-Step process for making recommendations
  • Delivering clear recommendations
  • Client objections

CPD Points:

  • 0.25 AVNAT


How to Build Strong Client Rapport

Building a solid and trusting relationship with clients fosters effective communication, enhances the overall patient care experience, and contributes to better health outcomes for animals. Additionally, strong client rapport promotes client loyalty, word-of-mouth referrals, and a sense of community within the practice, ultimately bolstering the practice's reputation and long-term sustainability.

In this course, you will explore the importance of strong client rapport in your role and key skills to help you build lasting relationships with your clients.

Learning outcomes:

  • Importance of client rapport
  • Establishing trust
  • Building rapport through questioning
  • Active listening skills

Course Content:

  • Interactive video with quiz questions
  • Certificate of Completion

CPD Points:

  • 0.25 AVNAT CPD


How to Build Confidence in Your Professionalism

When clients visit a clinic they likely have a preconceived idea of how the people within the practice will look, how they will sound and how they will behave. As vets, nurses and customer care team members we need to ensure that the way we present ourselves reflects a professional image at all times.

In this course, you will explore how you can present a professional image in your role as a health care provider.

Learning outcomes: 

  • Positive first impressions
  • Professional appearance considerations
  • Professional language considerations
  • Professional body language considerations
  • Confidence in delivering information to clients

AVNAT Points:   0.25


Veterinary Reception Duties

In this course, you will delve into critical aspects of the role, such as client communication, appointment management, booking routine procedures, supporting grieving clients, and basic stock control. You will gain a thorough understanding of the vital role a veterinary receptionist plays in maintaining smooth clinic operations, client relations, and patient care.

Learning outcomes:

  • Scheduling appointments
  • Telephone triage
  • Booking and arrival of routine procedure admissions 
  • Client advice and first aid
  • Supporting the grieving client
  • Basic stock control


Client Communication: The Demanding Client

Understand why clients get angry, tips for communicating with an angry client, and how to prevent complaints.

Course Type:
Videocast lessons that should take up to 1 hour to complete

Features:
You have access to the course for 365 days
Includes downloadable resources
Complete a quiz to attain your certificate of achievement

CPD Points:
1 AVNAT

Client Communication: The Detailed Client

Understand communication styles and how to adapt your style to communicate with the detailed client. Learn how to handle communication clashes.

Course Type:
Videocast lessons that should take up to 1 hour to complete

Features:
You have access to the course for 365 days
Includes downloadable resources
Complete a quiz to attain your certificate of achievement

CPD Points:
1 AVNAT | 1 AVA VetEd | 0.5 NZVNA AVNP

Client Communication: The Introverted, Shy Client

Understand communication styles and how to adapt your style to communicate with the introverted and shy client. Learn how to handle communication clashes.

Course Type:
Videocast lessons that should take up to 1 hour to complete

Features:
You have access to the course for 365 days
Includes downloadable resources
Complete a quiz to attain your certificate of achievement

CPD Points:
1 AVNAT

Communicating Value in the Consult Room

This session uncovers some simple steps to ensuring that your clients see value in what you do and the products and services you recommend.

Course Type:

  • Videocast lessons that should take up to 1 hour to complete

Features:

  • You have access to the course for 365 days
  • Complete a quiz to attain your certificate of achievement

CPD Points:

  • 1 AVNAT

Communication Techniques

Using Assertive Language, Diffusing Anger and Working with Client Disappointment

Understand why clients can become difficult and explore awareness and communication tools to support yourself and your team in preparing for and dealing with difficult client situations.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Why clients become difficult
  • Managing aggressive behaviour
  • The impact of emotions in conflict
  • Communication tools to support difficult situations
  • Tips for de-escalating conflict situations

Course Content:

  • Interactive video with quiz questions 
  • Allow up to 1 hour to complete
  • Certificate of Completion

Features:

  • Either 
    • For individual course purchase, you have access to the course for 365 days
    • For subscriptions, you have access to this course while your subscriptions is active
  • Complete quiz activities to attain your certificate of achievement

CPD Points:

  • 1 AVNAT CPD Point

Compliance in the Consulting Room

We often label it 'owner compliance' but whose responsibility is it to ensure your patients receive the care you want them to? Learn how makings effective recommendations and adjusting your communication style can make a difference.

Course Type:

  • Videocast lessons that should take up to 1 hour to complete

Features:

  • You have access to the course for 365 days
  • Complete a quiz to attain your certificate of achievement

CPD Points:
1 AVNAT

Converting a Price Shopper

What are we selling? Why do clients ask about price? How do we stand out from the crowd? Find the answers in this informative course.

Course Type:
Interactive lessons that should take up to 1 hour to complete

Features:
You have access to the course for 365 days
Includes downloadable resources
Complete interactive lessons to attain your certificate of achievement

CPD Points:
1 AVNAT

Effective Communication Skills

Discover tips for improved communication in the workplace, understand different communication styles and how to overcome communication barriers.

Course Type:
Interactive lessons that should take up to 1 hour to complete

Features:
You have access to the course for 365 days
Includes downloadable resources
Complete interactive lessons to attain your certificate of achievement

CPD Points:
1 AVNAT

First Impressions in the Consult Room

Trust is built on first impressions and you only get one chance to get it right. Learn how preparation, appearance and body language can affect your clients opinions and actions.

Course Type:

  • Videocast lessons that should take up to 1 hour to complete

Features:

  • You have access to the course for 365 days
  • Complete a quiz to attain your certificate of achievement

CPD Points:

  • 1 AVNAT

Managing The Complaining Or Emotional Client

Understand the complaining or emotional client, tips for communicating with these clients and how to deal with complaints effectively to keep your clients coming back.

Course Type:
Videocast lessons that should take up to 1 hour to complete

Features:
You have access to the course for 365 days
Includes downloadable resources
Complete a quiz to attain your certificate of achievement

CPD Points:
1 AVNAT | 1 AVA VetEd

Mastering First and Last Impressions

Understanding the importance of impression management is highly valuable today. Learn reasons for and methods to manage client perceptions and expectations, and some excellent tips for a positive client experience.

Course Type:
Videocast lessons that should take up to 1 hour to complete

Features:
You have access to the course for 365 days
Includes downloadable resources
Complete a quiz to attain your certificate of achievement

CPD Points:
1 AVNAT | 1 AVA VetEd