Wednesday, April 10, 2013

5 Tips for Better Communication.

"Communication is a skill that you can learn. It's like riding a bicycle or typing. If you're willing to work at it, you can rapidly improve the quality of every part of your life." ~Brian Tracy

1. Avoid the use of "Always" and "Never."
Example: I hate that you are "always" late.  You "never" take out the garbage.

2. Avoid the use of "You" when starting a conversation. Unless you are giving a compliment.
Example: "You" are so insensitive.  "You" did this all wrong.

3. Avoid the use of "Why" questions.
Example: "Why" did you do that?  "Why" don't you ever help with the laundry?

4. Use open ended questions.
Example: What happened?  How can I help resolve this?

5. Use "I" messages.
Example: "I" am still upset about our conversation that we had yesterday and would really like to resolve it.
"I" was really uncomfortable when you called attention to my mistake in front of everyone yesterday.

Do you have poor communication skills and need help? Call 954-800-0108 and set up a consultation with one of our skilled therapists.

No comments:

Post a Comment