Perhaps you've heard this before: Global spending on training tops $350 billion annually.
Estimated is that more than 15% of this goes towards 'Soft Skills' development with the vast majority focused on Communication Skills, Coaching, Feedback, Conflict Management and Self Awareness.
That's A LOT of money spent on trying to improve people's interpersonal skills, leading to a growing demand for a high return on investment. The logical next question is, what training method is most successful when it comes to implementing the newly acquired knowledge into day-to-day workplace interactions?
Research consistently shows that one of the most effective ways to achieve success and a high return on investment is to simulate a real experience by incorporating Role Play into the training programs.
Roleplay gives workshop participants those “in-the-moment” experiences and it allows them to experiment with the new behaviours in a safe-to-fail setting. Sadly, many trainers and workshop facilitators still choose to use fellow students for the roleplay simulations instead of working with actors.
So why should you work with a Role Play Actor instead?
Well, the answer is simple: A Role Play Actor is a professional and a fellow student is not.
Still not convinced? Here are 5 more reasons why hiring a Role Play Actor is to be preferred over using a fellow-student.