How to talk to dance parents without sounding to harsh.
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How to talk to dance parents without sounding to harsh.

Learn how to build stronger relationships and communicate better in your business
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Created by Maria Lyons
Last updated 8/2017
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What Will I Learn?
  • At the end of this course students will have a firm grip on building relationships in their business and learn communication skills.
  • You'll be able to grow a more rewarding business with parents, students and staff.
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  • This course is for all dance teacher and studio owners
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How to deal with parents and not sounding like a Jerk! You'll learn how to build relationships and learn some key concepts on communication. This is a topic that we all need to work in all of our studio businesses. Parents, Students, and Staff are the back bone to our businesses. It's our job to make sure we are doing our part to learn the basics elements of relationships and communication. 

Who is the target audience?
  • dance studio owners, studio owners, directors, business builders, motivational, inspiration, communication, & relationships
  • Anyone who wants to learn how to build better relationships and learn some key concepts for communication
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Curriculum For This Course
19 Lectures 47:17

Intro to the Dance teacher training on relationships, communications, and personal growth.

Preview 03:18

This is why relationship are so important to your business.

Preview 01:53

If you can learn to understand people—how they think, what inspires them, how they’re likely to act in a given situation—then you can motivate and influence them.

Preview 02:55

To be an encourager, you have to believe the best about people and affirm them in what they do well in.

Preview 01:52

All great communicators recognize the need to touch people’s hearts before asking for a hand.

Preview 02:18

People hate feeling anonymous or ignored; they have an innate desire to be heard.

6. How can I become a better Listener

You build trust with others by leading a life of character.

7. How can you build trust with others?

You see Many studio owners sacrifice their marriages and families in pursuit of success only to find that professional accomplishment is not worth the expense of private personal life heartache.

8. What is the most important relationship?

* 1. Extra Effort 

  • *It’s important to go the extra mile in your business - so put forth the Extra Effort 
  • *2. Unsolictied Appreciation 
  • Its extremely important to say positive things in all your communications. Show Unsolicited Appreciation to your parents, students, and staff.
9. Keys to Communication 1 & 2

* 3.Unguarded Openness

• You have to have Unguarded Openness to demonstrate trust with everyone in your studio.

4. Increased Communication

  • You must have  Increased Communication so you can express yourself more readily. 
10. Keys 3 & 4 to communication

    • 5. Enjoyable experience
  • You have to create an Enjoyable experience…. and to do that you have to feel good about what you’re teaching and doing. 
  • 6. Emotional Bondedness
  • If you don't already possess this it’s going to be something you’ll need to develop and read about and learn Emotional Bondedness
11. Keys 5 & 6 of Communication

    • 7. Positive Synergy
  • Learn to ooze with Positive Synergy in your business. When you are at work make it known that you love love love what you do!!!
  • 8. Unconditional Love
  • This is most the important thing you can do for your business and that’s being accepting of everyone without reservations no matter what.  This called loving everyone Unconditionally.
12. Keys 7 & 8 of Communication

The ability to connect with others begins with Understanding the value of people.

13. The Ability to connect with others begins with common ground.


1. _____________________ – “I already know what others know, feel, and want.” So therefore you jump to your own conclusions


2. _____________________– “I don’t need to know what others know, feel, or want.” Because I know it all and I’m the boss.


3. _____________________ – “I don’t care to know what others know, feel, or want.” I just want to be left alone. Personally I think that Indifference is the worst place you can ever be. 

* Control

4. _____________________ – “I don’t want others to know what I know, feel, or think.” It’s hard to ask for help and to relinquish control. I can do it all by myself.

14. Barriers to finding common ground

* Availability

1. ___________________ – Choose to spend time with others and the people of your studio.


2. ___________________ – You must really listen your way to common ground. Try to be proactive and less reactive. Smile and take a minute to think before you respond.

15. Choices that will help you find common ground 1 & 2


3. ___________________ – You must be interested enough in others to ask questions. Ask a lot of questions. 


4. ___________________ – You must think of others and look for ways to help them.

16. Choices that will help you find common ground 3 & 4


5. ___________________ – You must let people into your life. Be open, ask for help, you don’t have to know it all.


6. __________________ – You must truly care about people. Learn to be likeable. Be friendly, charismatic, and energetic.

17. Choices that will help you find common ground 5 & 6


7. __________________ – You must think of yourself less so you can think of others more.

Humility is...

  1. (1)A capacity for _ Self-Criticism.

(2) Allowing __ Others____ to shine.


8. __________________ – You must move from your world to theirs.

18. Choices that will help you find common ground 7 & 8

• Do I feel what you feel BEFORE asking “Do you feel what I feel?”

• Do I see what you see BEFORE asking “Do you see what I see?”

• Do I know what you know BEFORE asking “Do you know what I know?”

• Do I know what you want BEFORE asking “Do you know what I want?”

19. To connect on Common Ground Ask these Questions
About the Instructor
Maria Lyons
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Talk Show Host, Entrepreneur, Speaker, Personal Coach

Maria has always had an entrepreneurial spirit, and is no stranger to business and business development. At the young age of 12, she started working for her grandfather at his hotel and restaurant businesses. She even made tips as a young child pumping gas for tourists at his gas station on weekends.   

At the age of 14 she started working as an elf at a Christmas themed amusement park called Santa’s Land; where she still holds the sales record, by far, for the most Santa letter’s sold in their 50 year history!  

With her combined experience all through her teenage years in dance, drama, band and theater at the young age of 19, Maria opened a dance and theater business in two locations. She was once picked to work on a movie with Kevin Bacon and Timothy Hutton. Around this time, she co-founded a successful outdoor advertising billboard company with her husband. Both businesses are still in operation today.   

In September of 2001, Maria officially started her public speaking and training career. Gaining recognition as one of the top income earners in her field in yet another entrepreneurial adventure, she found herself placed in the lime light and soon was asked to travel around the country to speak and train other groups. She worked closely with President-Elect Donald Trump and his staff on a project that was launched in 2010. 

While on the road Maria realized how important it was to develop leaders in different areas and she realized some of the things that were lacking in leadership. Through her discovery she developed CATS and a DANCE program to help people become diverse leaders in an ever changing world. 

CATS (Creating Attitudes That Succeed) is a program that focuses on mind set, self-evaluation, self-talk, and goal setting for your personality style and work habits.  Maria’s DANCE program is a step by step guide to (Decision making, Action steps, New ways of thinking, Choices in risks, and Education to keep growing). 

 Maria’s successes won her the attention of a publishing company that contacted her to write a book for the business industry called Dancing to the Stars: How to Waltz Your Way to the Top of Any Company. In this book she discusses mind set, goal setting, action sets, failure, and competition in the field of sales, marketing, and business development. Dancing to the Stars is full of secrets to climb your way to the top of any company. 

Maria has aligned herself with one of the #1 Leadership Authors, John C. Maxwell. He is her friend and business partner and together they have goals of traveling internationally to incorporate leadership programs into other countries. Maria is a certified speaker, trainer, and coach for the John Maxwell Team. She has traveled nationally and internationally and has been asked to speak in places like Australia, Germany, Ghana, and Costa Rica, to name a few.  

 Today, Maria continues to work with some of the top industry leaders and entrepreneurs in the country and now has been invited to be a guest on several talk shows including “The Dan Vega Show”, which airs on ABC. She is also involved with several important causes and is an accredited public speaker for Compassion International where she advocates for children in extreme poverty and helps children all over the world get sponsorship for food, clothing, education, and health care. One of her missions is to educate people on who Compassion International is and how to get involved to help children in extreme poverty living more quality life. Through monthly sponsorship of a single child, the whole family is educated on how to make a living, educated on child safety, hygiene, and provided basic health care. 

 “I now not only am gaining financial freedom, but time freedom that allows me to stay home and show others how to stay home and provide an income to facilitate more success and happiness to their lives. To me, success is about faith, family, financial independence, joy, and giving back. Currently, I continue to empower others and have an impact on others helping them create an incredible income without sacrificing the more important things in life.”

 Maria is a licensed minister and has organized work with and for mission teams, youth organizations, and churches. She serves on the executive board of a globally recognized leadership equipping organization known as led2serve. Led2serve mobilizes groups from all over the world to work hand in hand with different cultures and countries rebuilding communities, schools, & churches by building relationships. Maria is also a contracted Journey Leader for teams that travel into the Great Smoky Mountain's area. She orchestrates seminars based on individual group needs of leadership and team building programs for led2serve. 

 Although Maria has had many accomplishments in her career, her proudest is being a woman of strong faith and fulfilling her role of mother to her amazing children, and loving wife to her husband Loyd. She is also very active in her community and in the mentoring of others.