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  • Writer's pictureLeslie Nydick

Create Your Own Communication Makeover

Do you know how to improve your communication skills? Do you know how to best implement them? The challenge is incorporating those skills into your everyday communications.

Select the skill that resonates with you the most. Here are some of my favorites:

> Listen More.

> Pause Before Responding.

> State your Expectations.

Now select one. Commit to exercising it during your next conversation. Then reflect afterwards.

What worked well? What could you improve the next time? Try it again. And again…and yes, again. If you do this for at least 21 days, it will likely become part of your communication repertoire.

What happens when it is? You won’t have to think about it as much, AND then you can select another skill to incorporate.

A HELPFUL HINT: practice the selected skill during comfortable conversations (not during the difficult ones). Once you master the skill, it becomes intuitive, and therefore MUCH easier to use it during those uncomfortable times.

After you have practiced 3 skills and mastered them, they are now part of your “toolbox.” AND you have successfully started your Communication Makeover!



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