When it comes to improving your workplace communication skills, small changes will make a big difference.
Remember the David Letterman Show and his Top 10 Lists? I know I'm aging myself here - I got hooked on them in college and still love to use them as a way to illustrate the best of the best - the top of the heap... THE TOP 10!
So, I've compiled my TOP 10 workplace communication challenges with some ways to make improvements. That includes changing some habits and...
We don’t grow when things are easy, we grow when we face challenges. – Joyce Meyer
Get Comfortable with Uncomfortable Communication
If you want to improve your communication skills and become a more confident communicator there is one skill you need to begin with, and it may be one of the most challenging. That is getting comfortable with new things that are uncomfortable.
We’ve all had some recent experience in the demands of doing new things. Like many of...
Becoming a more confident communicator is all about building good habits. Think about brushing your teeth. That’s a habit we learn at a very early age, and over time, it’s something we do without thinking every day. That’s the type of habit you want to develop as you become a more skilled and confident communicator.
Here are three of the habits you can start with. You will find that when you make these habits part of your daily routine, it will make a huge...
I can live one or two months on one good compliment. ~ Mark Twain
Communication Micro-Connects and Appreciation
News flash: We live in a culture that is appreciation deprived. Studies show that up to 70% of workers feel they are not regularly appreciated at work.
But the good news is that studies also show that when you give appreciation to someone on a regular and informal basis, you will see 5x more engagement/productivity. Wow!
A University of Washington study found that:
- Kids at...