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The Essential Communication Skills for Medical Practice Professionals

The Essential Communication Skills for Medical Practice Professionals

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The Essential Communication Skills for Medical Practice Professionals

Speaker:  Dr. Laura Hills

BONUS! This program has the prior approval of the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) for 1.5 continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.

Today’s effective medical practice professionals must function as one-stop communication shops. They must be well-rounded communication virtuosos who are adept at communicating with diverse audiences and who can choose from and use masterfully ever-evolving and changing communication media and technologies. Does that sound like a tall order? It is. However, help is on the way.

In this jam-packed program, long-time Journal of Medical Practice Management columnist Dr. Laura Hills will share her road-tested tips, tricks, and techniques for thriving in today’s challenging communication contexts. She will share with you her Four-Pillar Model for Effective Communication™ and delve into the six essential communication skill areas that give highly successful medical practice professionals their edge. She will help participants assess and understand today’s audiences and teach them how to communicate strategically with them. Invest just 90-minutes of your time and come learn in this fast-paced, lively program how to thrive in today’s ever-evolving medical practice communication environment. See how you can get today’s patients and colleagues to be more receptive to you, to listen to you, and ultimately, to do what you want them to do, even as the ways in which you communicate continue to evolve.

Participants in this program will learn to:

  • Establish strategic goals for every communication.
  • Recognize when, where, and how to communicate – and to whom.
  • Speak and write in an engaging style, without falling prey to corporate-speak, buzzwords, jargon, and clichés.
  • Identify and read body language cues from others.
  • Use visual and digital communication strategies to draw the reader’s eye where they want it.
  • Increase their speech comprehensibility.

As a bonus, for 20 minutes at the end of the session, you'll have the opportunity to pose your questions in real time to Laura Sachs Hills

Meet Our Expert Speaker:

Dr. Laura Sachs Hills, based in Fairfax, Virgina, uses a variety of modalities to teach adult learners how to advance their careers, increase their skills, and find greater fulfillment in their work. She has educated thousands of career professionals through face-to-face instruction, seminars and workshops, one-on-one coaching and training, teleconferences, and the many learning products that she has developed, including her popular books, articles, and learning templates.

Dr. Hills is the author of three successful books: Do-It-Yourself Marketing for the Professional Practice (Prentice-Hall, 1986), The Professional Practice Problem Solver (Prentice-Hall, 1991) and How to Recruit, Motivate, and Manage a Winning Staff: A Medical Practice How-To Guidebook (Greenbranch, 2004). She has recently completed the manuscript for a book for Springer, an academic publisher, entitled Lasting Female Educational Leadership: Facilitating the Leadership Legacies of Midlife Women Leaders. It will be out later this year.

Blue Pencil Institute is on the brink of publishing Dr. Hills’ book, Climbing Out of a Rut: Four Steps and 101 Secrets to Supercharging Your Career and Finding Greater Fulfillment and Reward in What You Do Every Day.

She has authored hundreds of journal articles and notably, has been a staff development columnist for The Journal of Practice Management since 1998. Her article topics include communication, leadership, team building, human resources, marketing, management, emotional intelligence, ethics, workplace etiquette, and professionalism.

Dr. Hills has been a popular public speaker for professional associations and conferences and is well known for her lively and experiential seminars and workshops. She has significant teaching and educational leadership experience as a former college professor and academic administrator at Virginia International University where she taught both academic English and English as a Second Language and served as an academic department chair. Dr. Hills has also taught a variety of Workforce Development and Continuing Education courses at Northern Virginia Community, including her popular communication and relationship-building courses for project and program managers.

She holds a Doctor of Arts in Higher Education from George Mason University where she focused her scholarly work on leadership studies.

Moderator: Nancy Collins, Publisher of The Journal of Medical Practice Management®

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