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Dr. Rick Brinkman- Motivational speaker and trainer

Dr. Rick’s unique presentation style of Educating through entertainment showcases his acerbic wit and lively storytelling, engaging seven parts of the brain instead of just two from boring facts and figures. This promotes information retention and helps listeners to quickly utilize the communication skills he teaches, leaving his dynamic seminars with immediate, memorable takeaways.

Sharing human behavior insights and content-rich communication strategies, Dr. Rick helps organizations improve leadership performance, teamwork, soft skills, risk and meeting management, and teaches sales and service professionals how to apply his principles of Conscious Communication® to improve their bottom line results.

Dr. Rick has received numerous awards including Funniest Speaker of the Year by the Sales Forum and the Institute for Management Studies (IMS) Distinguished Faculty Award. He has been featured as a communication expert in the Wall St. Journal, O Magazine, CNN, CNBC, The New York Times, USA Today, and many others.

His clients include IBM, Intel, Aetna, NASA Astronaut Corps, Xerox, Chevron, Wells Fargo, Princeton University, the Under Secretary of Defense, LucasFilm, Sony Pictures, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, the FBI, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and countless associations.

Dr. Rick imparts sophisticated knowledge with a light-hearted touch. Using everyday situations, and character sketches, he creates a larger-than-life presentation that fills your people with comic and cosmic "shocks of recognition" and insight. In short, his techniques produce results-oriented action for your organization because the substance of Dr. Rick’s content is embedded by humor into memory.

Topics:

  • COMMUNICATION PROGRAMS

  • LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS

  • CUSTOMER SERVICE PROGRAMS

  • SAFETY PROGRAMS

  • SOFT SKILLS FOR MILLENNIALS

  • TIME MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS

  • LIFE BY DESIGN PROGRAMS

Program Information

Conscious Communication®

How to Bring Out the Best in People and Yourself

Conscious Communication®

How to Bring Out the Best in People and Yourself

Overview

Conscious Communication® is based on the belief that good communication skills are the foundation of relationships and the lifeblood of effective leadership, teamwork, organizational performance, and customer service. In general, people's leadership and effectiveness are a result of their ability to communicate.

 

Customization of Content Based on Interviews

For live events I customize the content to your audience’s unique needs by conducting phone interviews with representatives of the people who will be in the audience.

 

These interviews allow me to understand the specific communication challenges, relationships and contexts your people face so that I may adapt the content and delivery to meet your learning objectives.

 

The interviews are 15-20 minutes via phone and when complete we would meet to discuss the content I think is relevant to the group.

 

What follows below are the results in general you can expect from Conscious Communication as well as all the training forms it can be delivered in, (Live, Online Class, Training kits, etc.)

Prevention & Treatment

A Conscious Communicator understands what causes these behaviors and, therefore, knows how to prevent them. Communication is like a phone number: You need all the digits – and in the right order. The Conscious Communicator knows the proven strategies to shift people out of the “red zone” behaviors and prevent them from occurring.

They also know how to prevent red zone behaviors in themselves. They take responsibility for their own attitude and behavior.

 

Minimize Lost Time and Productivity

The Conscious Communicator also takes responsibility for “Communication Contexts.”

 

Email

A Conscious Communicator pays attention to the forms of communication and knows when to use them. Unfortunately, email is too often used unconsciously when an interaction (face-to-face or via phone) is really required. Email tends to be read quickly, written quickly, and edited poorly. Have you ever read an email the next day and found sentences in it that you didn’t notice the day before?

 

Consider how much time is lost due to email misunderstandings, being concerned about what you wrote and how the reader will react, going back and forth and finally clarifying what everyone really meant, only to discover an initial misunderstanding in the first place?

 

Meetings

Meetings are another common cause of lost time and productivity. A Wall St. Journal survey found that 98% of people agreed half their time in meetings is a waste of time. A Conscious Communicator knows how to apply the Meeting Jet® process to meetings. This process prevents more assertive people from dominating, gets more passive people to contribute, maintains the focus, has everyone feeling heard, and creates an integration of points of view.

Prevention & Treatment

A Conscious Communicator understands what causes these behaviors and, therefore, knows how to prevent them. Communication is like a phone number: You need all the digits – and in the right order. The Conscious Communicator knows the proven strategies to shift people out of the “red zone” behaviors and prevent them from occurring.

They also know how to prevent red zone behaviors in themselves. They take responsibility for their own attitude and behavior.

 

Minimize Lost Time and Productivity

The Conscious Communicator also takes responsibility for “Communication Contexts.”

 

Email

A Conscious Communicator pays attention to the forms of communication and knows when to use them. Unfortunately, email is too often used unconsciously when an interaction (face-to-face or via phone) is really required. Email tends to be read quickly, written quickly, and edited poorly. Have you ever read an email the next day and found sentences in it that you didn’t notice the day before?

 

Consider how much time is lost due to email misunderstandings, being concerned about what you wrote and how the reader will react, going back and forth and finally clarifying what everyone really meant, only to discover an initial misunderstanding in the first place?

 

Meetings

Meetings are another common cause of lost time and productivity. A Wall St. Journal survey found that 98% of people agreed half their time in meetings is a waste of time. A Conscious Communicator knows how to apply the Meeting Jet® process to meetings. This process prevents more assertive people from dominating, gets more passive people to contribute, maintains the focus, has everyone feeling heard, and creates an integration of points of view.

Outcome & Objectives
Conscious Communication® seminars deliver practical, long-lasting results. My goal is to turn attendees into Conscious Communicators® who, long after the seminar, continue to pay attention to the cause-and-effect relationship between how they communicate and the reactions they get from others. When people are stressed and act in "red zone" behaviors, a Conscious Communicator looks at it as an opportunity to flex his/her communication muscles and to bring out the best in the other person.

Dr. Rick's Blog

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Dr. Rick Brinkman is known for "Educating through Entertainment". When style meets substance people learn and take action. He has performed keynotes  to groups as large as 8000 and also does small group in depth training.

 

For communication, attitude and life tips check out my Conscious Communication blog. own text and edit me. It's easy.

The Hidden Cost of Unconscious Communication

Our studies have found that when people are under stress, they may go into one of 11 “red zone” behaviors that cross all cultures and languages. They are:

  • Whining, Negativity and Nit picking

  • Attacks and Tantrums

  • Sniping (direct or passive aggressive)

  • Know-it-all and Think-they-know-it-all behaviors

  • Yes and Maybe behavior (with it’s possible passive aggressive counterpart)

  • Nothing behavior (complete withdrawal)

 

People are more likely to exhibit these behaviors during stressful times. Making matters worse, being in the red zone usually triggers a red zone reaction in others. For example, you may have witnessed how a “Know-it-all” in a meeting can shut down everyone else.

They turn into nothing people who no longer bother trying to contribute because the Know-it-all is too dominant, arrogant, and condescending.

 

Whining and negativity stem from a feeling of being helpless and hopeless respectively. It can be triggered by feeling disempowered or when things don’t measure up to their high standards.

 

Even worse, whining and negativity tend to spread like the flu through teams of people. Before you know it, the entire group is infected by this bad habit.

 

Sniping is another behavior that can become a group habit. Sniping originates in suppressed resentment or anger. You may have experienced how one department or team develops an ongoing sniping relationship with another, resulting in significant loss of time and productivity.

Prevention & Treatment

A Conscious Communicator understands what causes these behaviors and, therefore, knows how to prevent them. Communication is like a phone number: You need all the digits – and in the right order. The Conscious Communicator knows the proven strategies to shift people out of the “red zone” behaviors and prevent them from occurring.

They also know how to prevent red zone behaviors in themselves. They take responsibility for their own attitude and behavior.

 

Minimize Lost Time and Productivity

The Conscious Communicator also takes responsibility for “Communication Contexts.”

 

Email

A Conscious Communicator pays attention to the forms of communication and knows when to use them. Unfortunately, email is too often used unconsciously when an interaction (face-to-face or via phone) is really required. Email tends to be read quickly, written quickly, and edited poorly. Have you ever read an email the next day and found sentences in it that you didn’t notice the day before?

 

Consider how much time is lost due to email misunderstandings, being concerned about what you wrote and how the reader will react, going back and forth and finally clarifying what everyone really meant, only to discover an initial misunderstanding in the first place?

 

Meetings

Meetings are another common cause of lost time and productivity. A Wall St. Journal survey found that 98% of people agreed half their time in meetings is a waste of time. A Conscious Communicator knows how to apply the Meeting Jet® process to meetings. This process prevents more assertive people from dominating, gets more passive people to contribute, maintains the focus, has everyone feeling heard, and creates an integration of points of view.

Effect on Leadership

A Conscious Communicator leader:

  • Knows how to give feedback in a way people can receive.

  • Uses Conscious Communication to structure meetings for maximum participation and focus.

  • Even more important a Conscious Communicator leader knows how to take responsibility for setting an example of good communication. Albert Schweitzer once said, “Example isn’t part of leadership, it’s all of it.”

 

  • She or he knows how to neutralize group stress behaviors like whining, negativity and sniping as well as how to prevent them from occurring.

 

Effect on Teamwork

When people learn Conscious Communication® together, the results are exponential. Each person recognizes their role in the group dynamic and is compelled to take a little bit of responsibility for their behavior. That "little bit of responsibility" multiplied by a team of people reinforces everyone into positive communication patterns. Even group behaviors like sniping, whining and negativity are a thing of the past.

 

"To this day, one year later, people are still talking about the seminar and utilizing the skills." Harry Olsen, Department of Corrections

 

"I never thought a one-day communication program could change behaviors, but it's been 9 months and things are still different around here." Carolyn Strong, Xerox

 

It also gives people a common language to bring out the best in each other.

 

“Thank you for the excellent presentation you gave our law firm.  You were terrific, the information was useful, and you, in large part, were responsible for the overall success of our firm retreat.  People are still talking about you and using your vocabulary (sniper, tank, etc).  It is good to have a common language to share and an understanding of how we can improve our communication.” Lisa Kaner, Markowitz, Herbold, Glade & Mehlhef. 

Overall Effects

The Conscious Communication® program addresses five major objectives. Participants will improve their ability to:

  1. Communicate in a manner that prevents problem behaviors from occurring

  2. Move people out of the eleven problem behaviors if they exhibit them

  3. Positively influence the behavior of their sphere of contacts on a daily basis

  4. Set a positive example for good communication

  5. Apply conscious communication strategies to email and meetings whether they are face-to-face meetings or virtual.

How to Get People to Stop Whining
Why Do Difficult People Act the Way They Do, Dr. Rick Brinkman 

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