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Methods

HOW TO! Methods used by Stage Academy.

The cobbler spans leather over a shoetree, programmers use languages and philosophers reflect. Everybody has their own method and so do we.

With the greatest care and expertise we chose the methods we use and some were especially developed by Stage Academy. Our experience and success prove us right. Our trainers have so much internalized these methods, that the results convinceemployees, executives and personnel departments.

Three stages – Prelude, Offer, Conclusion

Dramaturgical discussions and sales that are structured and lead to a successful end or sale.

IEI – Inspire, Empower, Involve

Motivational instruments for executives and team leaders

UAI – Understanding, Acceptance and Implementation

This is how we proceed in our training sessions. First the contents are presented in an understandable manner allowing participants to absorb them easily. Then they are implemented with the help of creative methods.

AVE® – Treatment, Combining, Developing

The content learnt is treated here and combined with the new, allowing novel ideas, behaviour patterns and views to be developed.

Learntainment® – Pleasure instead of Up-front-teaching

Learntainment® is interactive, positive learning in which the material to be learned is not only explained, but discovered thus stirring up curiosity and interest. Learntainment® is entertaining and effective at the same time and works in relation to everyday life. Entertainment, emotion and empathy convey contents. Relaxed learning boosts individual ability.

Learnrotation® – Being able to work on many topics

Groups move through different thematic spheres using the Lernrotation® method. Topics can include: active listening, communication techniques, sales techniques and types of customers. The contents are always prepared using the Learntainment® method. This method has the advantage that many people can work (in small groups) on a multitude of topics within a short time.

Direct Feedback / Shadowing – That’s how a friend speaks

A trainer guides participants in real situations. Later, they get immediate feedback on their behaviour. If you wish, a camera can also be used to make the behaviour transparent and to blend one’s own perception with that of others. Reactions during a talk can be perceived more intensely.

Applicable to:

  • Career talks
  • Telephone calls
  • Team meetings and workshops
  • Negotiations
  • Sales discussions on the floor
  • Presentations and talks
  • Dialogues

Stopp Trick – Magnetic Allure of our Behaviour

This method allows us to make corrections immediately and to analyse the effect of our behaviour. The stop trick helps interrupt a situation instantly. Thus trainers and participants can input new ideas to reshape or guide the situation. The actors receive direct feedback and can absorb this into the situation.

Acting Transfer – Developing with Pleasure

This method of playful development comes from acting. People’s abilities are expanded in a pleasant manner. Emotions and behaviour are exaggerated using this method to release energy and to make the participant leave their comfort zone. Later, the theatrical conduct is analysed and turned into behaviour suited to professional and everyday life.

Putting Roles into Perspective – Seeing through the eyes of others

Using this method in our seminars and programmes, we rely on each participant’s subjective view. Thus new opinions and viewpoints are formed from which we can view our own role and ask various questions: What role do I have? What role do I want? Which role am I actually assuming? What is my task? A dialogue with executives, staff and colleagues follows in order to answer these questions.

Spirit Index® – Targeted Increase of Soft Skills Mapping

We can map the existing soft skills of staff with the Spirit-Index®. The employee and his manager are interviewed for this purpose. The Spirit-Index® is drawn up based on the information given by them. Abilities that can be mapped include: creativity techniques, negotiation skills and excellence of communication. The skills are developed further in training sessions i.e. exercises. Every participant gets feedback from the trainer afterwards in which the heightening of skills is made transparent.