Engage with your VoicePrint 2017 - Loving Monday Ltd Engage with your VoicePrint Your ability to lead, manage or develop engagement is all about understanding that engagement is

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    Engage with your VoicePrint

    Engagement starts with conversation and a conversation starts with a voice, your voice.

    VoicePrint is a personal profiling tool that lets you visualise and understand the way you talk, how youre heard by others, the impact that you have and

    your ability to engage.

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    Engage with your VoicePrint

    Do you ever come away from a conversation thinking, well, that wasnt the response I was expecting? Do you ever find yourself listening to someone, summarising what theyve said only to see a confused look on their face that clearly tells you that wasnt what they meant at all.? Ever wondered why? At Loving Monday weve been working with individuals and organisations for many years now, challenging, developing and measuring behaviour in order to increase engagement levels to drive performance. This experience led us to develop our DNA of Engagement model:

    The DNA of Engagement starts with the dialogue you have with others. Its about the conversations you have and your ability to develop positive engaging relationships.

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    Engage with your VoicePrint

    Your ability to lead, manage or develop engagement is all about understanding that engagement is about being engaging and not doing engagement. And by developing the skills, knowledge and confidence to take the employee out and put the person back in. If engagement starts with conversation, ask yourself a question: When youre having a conversation, what voice do people hear? Think about its role in the dialogue youre having during that conversation and therefore how engaging youre being: Wouldnt it be great if you knew the answer, wouldnt a lot of the confusion that we all feel at times when communicating just ebb away and the dialogue were having be more engaging? Imagine if you knew what voice people were hearing because you knew what voice you were using. Imagine the benefits it would have, both professionally and personally, that you would experience if you could really understand and master how to communicate successfully in all the different situations that life throws at you.

    At Loving Monday weve recently become one of a handful of accredited VoicePrint practitioners.

    VoicePrint profiles how you use 9 different voices, helps you understand the impact that each can have and find out how often you use each.

    For us it links perfectly with our work with managers and leaders, helping them understand how the voice they use effects their ability to engage others and how this then translates to both individual and organisational performance.

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    Engage with your VoicePrint

    VoicePrint has a number of benefits to employee engagement:

    o It provides you with insights that enable you to create specific development activities which improve your influence & impact with all of your important stakeholders, ultimately increasing your performance.

    o It helps leaders understand the impact they are having on the engagement of their team and what they can change to improve performance, engagement and commitment

    o It helps managers understand and make the changes to their communication and behaviours

    o It helps members of staff in customer facing roles improve the customer experience through improving their dialogue and engagement

    How we use VoicePrint: in 4 key steps

    1. Completion of a personal VoicePrint self-perception questionnaire (an on-line diagnostic): This enables you to assess your own behaviour in terms of how you talk. It produces your VoicePrint self-perception profile. This is a picture of the relative extent to which you use the nine voices. Because our research has allowed us to establish what the normal distribution of scores looks like, the self-perception questionnaire can also report on whether your results are high, typical or low relative to those of most people.

    2. Completion of the VoicePrint 360: This is a companion on-line diagnostic which collects the corresponding view from the receiving end of your talking, from people who actually work with you. These are clustered into 4 key groups Your Managers, Your Peers, Your Subordinates and Your Customers. It then provides feedback in the form of comparisons, highlighting the corroborations and contrasts, between your view and theirs. While the VoicePrint self-perception questionnaire is a very useful starting point for understanding and developing your competence in the use of talk, VoicePrint 360 provides an additional source of evidence and a more complete and rigorous assessment.

    3. One to One feedback, coaching and creation of your unique development plan: Either way, the purpose of all the VoicePrint materials is developmental. They have not been created merely to do assessment, but to inform and guide the development of practice in this uniquely important area of human interaction the way we talk to each other and the effects that flow from how we do it. A VoicePrint is not just a distinctive personal pattern of using talk, it is also the mark and impact that we leave on our conversations, on others and on the quality and effectiveness of our working relationships.

    4. Which brings us to the final piece of the VoicePrint picture - the Group Profile. This is not another questionnaire. Its another profile, the profile of a particular group of people, derived from their individual VoicePrints. Its an important additional perspective, because so much of our work is done in teams and groups. So the VoicePrint Group Profile provides clues into both the internal dynamics of the group and the workings of its discussions and also its impact on the world outside the group and its reputation with its stakeholders.

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    Engage with your VoicePrint

    With groups as with individuals, a VoicePrint profile reveals important insights about what is brought into conversations and the marks that are left behind. The VoicePrint model is the yardstick against which both individuals and groups can measure and develop their effectiveness in practice. Who we are: Loving Monday is a passionate and experienced team of people whove worked both with and alongside some of the worlds leading organisations in the field of employee engagement. Weve spent the last twenty years working in partnership with some great people and building, what we feel is, a unique insight into what it takes to engage employees. Weve had a lot of success from managing the first large-scale employee engagement programme in Europe, to proving for the first time (and continuing to prove) that engagement links to business and financial performance. Weve created change, driven measurable improvements in performance and had our customers tell us weve transformed their businesses. Weve supported organisations and individuals across various sectors to achieve more, save more and learn more in order to grow and develop. Contact us: Email : info@loving-monday.com Phone: 0207 846 0115 Follow us on Twitter: @LovingMonday Follow us on LinkedIn: Loving Monday

    VoicePrint is a proprietary product Business Cognition Ltd and the information provided in this brochure is reproduced with its permission

    Alan Robertson, 2015


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