Drama based training & using professional business role-play actors has proved to be the most effective way to train managers and staff in all aspects of people skills.
Throw away the PowerPoint bullets and use a training company that engages everyone every time.
Nelson Training has been leading the way with using professional role-play actors and interactive drama for the last 14 years, has won multiple awards and saved customers the costs of the training many times over. For a video of Viv Nelson and the Nelson Training Team in action there’s a YouTube video taken at the 2015 Standing Conference for Heads of Media Services. We offer accredited CPD from the CPD Standards Office for many of our drama based training sessions.
Drama based training uses scenarios that reflect the problems that delegates are actually facing and allows delegates to work through these problems and the skills they need to resolve their issues. Using drama-based training overcomes many problems that managers and staff of all types of organisations have with conventional training methods. Techniques such as forum theatre and live case studies using drama with a touch of comedy (whilst keeping things real!) engage the most hardy cynic.
Showing an endless array of PowerPoint bullets and then reading them to delegates has been proven to lead to very low levels of learning retention. Using realistic scenarios and interactive drama with professional business role-play actors has been shown to lead to very high levels of engagement.
Delegates often dread role-play as it forces them to take part in an artificial scenario without acting skills. Not everyone wants to be part of an amateur theatrical group. Delegates interacting with professional business role-play actors suspend belief and quickly engage.
Just listening to a long, boring lecture leads to attention rapidly falling. Most non-professional speakers lack the skills to engage over a long period. Drama based training is interactive and so people are permanently in think mode rather than listen mode.
Nelson Training uses corporate drama with great success for a wide variety of people skills subjects such as performance management, motivating yourself and others, absence management, handling conflict, communication and presentation skills .
Nelson Training also makes professional business actors available for other training providers and organisations that wish to use their own facilitators and trainers. We have a couple of helpful blogs for companies wanting to hire corporate role-players or business actors: How to Choose Business Actors and Tips For Hiring Business Actors.
Viv Nelson, Nelson Training’s Founder and Managing Director, has written an academic paper on the history and uses of drama based training in business training and the reasons for its effectiveness as a business and management training tool.
If you want to learn more about adding drama to your business training then contact Viv Nelson personally at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01684 311287 from the UK (+44 1684 311287 from elsewhere)