Here are some Mākarshop samples that can engage and innovate your organization.
Your Emotions Are Your Employees™
Description: This Mākarshop focused on expressive communication skills to better manage workplace stress and using metaphors and personification to effectively communicate a message with precise language. Teams were given an assigned emotion that was personified in a workplace scenario and teams wrote their own spin on what the emotion did in the workplace as if it were a human being. This allowed participants to deeply reflect on how much control they have of their thoughts and emotions to better navigate sensitive workplace situations.
What’s In Your Word Bank Account?™
Description: Focusing on vocal leadership and identity management, this Mākarshop session allows participants to reevaluate the words they use and how it either deposits or withdraws value from themselves, their team, and culture identity. Participants will explore innovative communication techniques found in spoken word poetry that can be applied within their work environments to diversify how they can be more of an asset to their team.
Editing The Rough Draft Version of Yourself™
Description: Focusing on improving performance using actionable feedback, this Mākarshop session allows participants to rewrite their culture’s narrative into a better one. Participants will explore innovative communication techniques found in spoken word poetry that can be applied within their work environments to shift how they perceive themselves, their team, and what needs be “edited” to improve their performance.
Atelophobia: Overcoming The Fear of Not Being Good Enough™
Description: This Mākarshop session focuses on workplace identity and how spoken word poetry can inspire dialogue and empathy to better understand how different identity pressures influence performance. The Mākarshop consist of the following: a spoken word performance to engage the audience, a storytelling presentation about how we can overcome the fear of not being good enough, and a collaborative writing session where teams use the communication tools from the performance and presentation to then craft their own poems to re-write the narratives of how we perceive fear and identity.
Mākarshops allow employees to be authentic, expressive, and collaborative at work.