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Communication Tip: Get Comfortable with the Uncomfortable better communication clear communication comfort zone communication tips confident communication workplace communication

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...

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Three Tips to Prevent Communication Conflicts body language business business communication clear communication communication tips confident communication conflict conflict skills effective communication listening skills

Do you want to learn to prevent communication conflicts before they happen? Well, who doesn’t?

Communication conflicts happen. Even with good intentions, misunderstandings occur, and we can find ourselves in the middle of difficult conversations – not always sure how we got there.

Sometimes we find ourselves getting stuck into communication cycle routines. Other times...

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Tips on How to Deal with Difficult People body language clear communication comfort zone communication tips conflict conflict skills conflict strategies difficult people

Do you work or live with a difficult person? Is there someone you need to have a difficult conversation with? Do you want to improve a relationship you have with someone at work or at home? 

It may not seem like it, but it can be done. First, you need to recognize that it’s all about communication or the lack of it. 

Most difficult people are the way they are because...

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Virtual Listening in a Remote Setting body language business business communication clear communication communication tips confident communication listening skills non verbal communication remote

It is the recipient who communicates. The so-called communicator, the person who emits the communication does not communicate; he utters. Unless there is someone who listens, there is no communication. There is only noise. ~ Peter Drucker

This blog is all about improving your virtual listening skills.  Please watch the video with my colleague Michael Fraidenburg, an expert in...

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Controlling the Conversation: Using a Communication Bridge business communication clear communication communication bridge controlling the conversation conversation lead the conversation

Learning how to bridge conversations is learning how to move someone from where they want the conversation to be to where you want it to go.

Controlling the Conversation

When I travel away from home, I’m reminded that no matter where you, or what the topic of the day is, getting around is all about controlling the conversation to get what you need.

For example, in many southern states,...

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How to Facilitate an Appreciation Circle appreciation business communication clear communication grateful gratitude relationships

u shouldn’t say ‘I love you’ unless you really mean it. Then you should say it a lot. People forget that. ~ Jessica, Age 8

Studies have found that practicing appreciation can improve relationships and motivate employees. It can also increase wellness and lessen stress. In short, regular appreciation will not only boost performance and engagement but also improve an...

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