The Winning Dialogue

Holding successful conversations, getting the best results

It’s not easy to hold really good conversations and negotiations. Conversations held in challenging business situations, in particular, require an overview, skills and insight in order to bring them to a successful conclusion. The Winning Dialogue is the recipe for directors, managers and employees to make a success of every conversation.

The best result
Your business success depends in large part on the quality of the conversations and negotiations you have. Situations can arise in every conversation that diminish the outcome, create tension or, on the contrary, offer new opportunities. The Winning Dialogue helps you recognize and understand these signals in time and to deal with them effectively. It will give you the flexibility and self-confidence to adjust any situation constructively, without losing sight of the goal. Respecting the other while creating space for your own style and insights.

“This transcends the level of conversation techniques; this is a philosophy that helps me learn new things all the time. About dialogue, but also about myself.”

De Winnende Dialoog
The Winning Dialogue - Thomas Benedict

No tricks, never

The Winning Dialogue helps you, by degrees, become more effective in the way you conduct a conversation. It was born out of a request from Philips management, who were desperately looking for ways to enable highly trained employees to understand the links between all the various conversational techniques they had been taught. Thus the rules and structures arose that underlie successful conversations – and successful people. The Winning Dialogue has already helped thousands of people in dozens of different organizations to make a leap forward in their various conversations and negotiations. We’ve been seeing its effectiveness daily in our work for over 30 years now.

You can achieve mutual benefit in every conversation with a thorough understanding of conversational dynamics and a targeted focus on the conversation, the context and your conversation partner. It gives you the tools to continue to develop and thus become a little better every day in all the conversations you take part in.

“I’ve attended a lot of conversation management trainings and have always felt I was given directions, whereas now I have a map. This gives me an overview of the playing field and allows me to bring all types of conversations to a successful conclusion in my own way. A pearl in my professional rucksack!”

No tricks, never

The Winning Dialogue helps you, by degrees, become more effective in the way you conduct a conversation. It was born out of a request from Philips management, who were desperately looking for ways to enable highly trained employees to understand the links between all the various conversational techniques they had been taught. Thus the rules and structures arose that underlie successful conversations – and successful people. The Winning Dialogue has already helped thousands of people in dozens of different organizations to make a leap forward in their various conversations and negotiations. We’ve been seeing its effectiveness daily in our work for over 30 years now.

You can achieve mutual benefit in every conversation with a thorough understanding of conversational dynamics and a targeted focus on the conversation, the context and your conversation partner. It gives you the tools to continue to develop and thus become a little better every day in all the conversations you take part in.

“I’ve attended a lot of conversation management trainings and have always felt I was given directions, whereas now I have a map. This gives me an overview of the playing field and allows me to bring all types of conversations to a successful conclusion in my own way. A pearl in my professional rucksack!”

The Winning Dialogue - Thomas Benedict

The Winning Dialogue

You’re always dealing with a variety of people at work: colleagues, employees, managers, clients or patients. How you approach each of them determines how successful you are. This means that you have your success in your own hands. The Winning Dialogue offers you a trustworthy and friendly way to enter into all kinds of conversations. Without manipulation or tricks, because mutual trust and genuine interest in the other person are prerequisites for achieving anything together.

“I conduct a lot of performance interviews for my work and I am also very good at conducting difficult conversations. But what I learned from The Winning Dialogue is unprecedented. I now really understand how things can be done differently and how I can turn 1 + 1 into not two, but three (or more).”

Continuous learning
The Winning Dialogue gives you insights and techniques to be successful even in the most difficult conversations. The philosophy also helps you reflect on previous conversations or situations so you learn a lot about yourself and can continue to grow. In this way, you always bring your conversations and negotiations to a higher level. It is actually like having your own coach always at hand.

“Every time I run into a difficult situation or have a difficult conversation, The Winning Dialogue is always my compass and frame of reference.”

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InContext Consultants

Taking your organization to the next level?

The Winning Dialogue offers you insights and tools to analyze all types of conversations and to really understand them, to get better at them and to grow in the process, as a leader and a professional, but also as a human being.

InContext offers various possibilities for anchoring these benefits within your organization. From individual coaching to team sessions, as stand-alone workshops or training courses, but also as part of a broader change process. Everyone is more successful, the organization grows as a whole and together you achieve better results.

Can we help you?
Do you want to take the conversations or negotiations within your team or organization to the next level? And are you looking for a way that transcends technical skills and empowers your employees to make every conversation a success? Then contact us to see how we can embed The Winning Dialogue within your organization. If you would rather first have a free consultation with us about specific challenges or situations you are facing, schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced consultants here. We are happy to help.

Taking your organization to the next level?

The Winning Dialogue offers you insights and tools to analyze all types of conversations and to really understand them, to get better at them and to grow in the process, as a leader and a professional, but also as a human being.

InContext offers various possibilities for anchoring these benefits within your organization. From individual coaching to team sessions, as stand-alone workshops or training courses, but also as part of a broader change process. Everyone is more successful, the organization grows as a whole and together you achieve better results.

Can we help you?
Do you want to take the conversations or negotiations within your team or organization to the next level? And are you looking for a way that transcends technical skills and empowers your employees to make every conversation a success? Then contact us to see how we can embed The Winning Dialogue within your organization. If you would rather first have a free consultation with us about specific challenges or situations you are facing, schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced consultants here. We are happy to help.

InContext Consultants

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"To make a deal, you depend on the other person; so, make sure you know what the other person needs. Both the other person and you yourself will benefit from this."

Willem Mastenbroek on The Winning Dialogue

Widely deployable

The Winning Dialogue answers questions like:

  • How can I increase my influence without selling the other person short?
  • How can I set limits without jeopardizing my relationship with my conversation partner(s)?
  • How can I get a tense relationship with a client back on the right track?
  • What can I do to restore this person’s trust?
  • How can I get this negotiation process going again?
  • Why do I always have conflicts with certain types of people?
  • What can I change to make my interactions with others more successful?
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