Virtual/Instructor-led training

METAPHORS AND SIMILES

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Introduction

The use of figurative language, such as metaphors and similes, can be a powerful tool for generating new ideas and perspectives.

In this skills training program, participants will learn how to effectively use and analyze metaphors and similes in order to improve their communication and creativity.

This workshop is designed for employees and managers who are interested in learning more about the role that figurative language can play in the workplace.

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  • To introduce participants to the concept of figurative language, with a focus on metaphors and similes
  • To teach participants how to effectively use and analyze metaphors and similes in order to improve their communication and creativity
  • To provide participants with the opportunity to practice using figurative language through a variety of interactive exercises
  • To explore the role that figurative language can play in the workplace, including how it can be used to generate new ideas and perspectives

This training program will be delivered through a combination of lecture, discussion, and practical exercises. Participants will be encouraged to actively engage with the material and share their own experiences and insights.

(included in Half-Day and Full Day sessions)

  • Cognitive linguistics: the role that figurative language plays in shaping our understanding and perception of the world
  • Creativity theory: how metaphors and similes can be used to stimulate creative thinking and problem solving
  • The Random Word technique: a brainstorming tool that involves using randomly selected words as stimuli for generating new ideas
  • The SCAMPER technique: a brainstorming tool that helps to generate new ideas by making changes to existing products or processes

included in 90-min, Half Day & Full Day sessions

Participants will have the opportunity to practice using figurative language through a variety of interactive exercises, including:

  • Brainstorming sessions: using metaphors and similes to generate new ideas and perspectives
  • Role-playing scenarios: practicing using figurative language in different communication contexts
  • Group discussions: analyzing and interpreting the meanings and implications of various metaphors and similes

At the end of this session, participants will have gained a deeper understanding of the role that figurative language can play in the workplace.

They will be able to effectively use and analyze metaphors and similes in order to improve their communication and creativity, and will have the tools and techniques needed to leverage figurative language in a variety of work settings.

Participants will leave this training program with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively harness the power of figurative language in their professional lives.