It seems to me that whenever there is a problem, whether it is family or friends, work, community or at a global level, a lot of it is to do with communication and mostly misunderstandings that are easily fixed. Of course with better skills and active use of them, the issues may not appear at all.
We are in such a hurry to get things done today and we spend so much time at our computers, sending emails, instant messaging, everything other than face to face communication and the result is frequently that we misunderstand, misinterpret people’s intentions or motives and end up in needless conflict, often with people who we actually agree with.
I wonder if we are losing our people skills, I know from my perspective, that used to be a forte for me, but I’m constantly trapped in trying to get things done and being dragged in multiple directions, trying to keep an audit trail because of the pace of life, that I don’t always use my skills to the level I should.
It’s so much easier to deal with people face to face and by using listening skills, putting yourself in someone else’s shoes, and being empathetic and excited about the differences in our personalities, that strengthen our opportunities rather than weaken them. That means being able to pick what the personality traits are very quickly because first impressions and the beginnings of discussions have a huge impact on the outcome.
It’s with this in mind that I’d like to recommend an exclusive course happening in Albany Auckland, called Connect with DOTS training, being run by my friend Melissa Grainger on Saturday 11 November. Do yourself a favour and check this out.
Sometimes we need to stop and reassess the way we communicate and this is the first time this course is being made available to individuals rather than corporates.
I have had the good fortune to know many leading trainers and great public speakers, and of course used to own and run the NZ Smartphone and PDA Academy, so I know what I am talking about when I tell you that I don’t think you could find a better, walk the talk expert in this field in Australasia, and I don’t say that lightly.
The passion and commitment Melissa has packed into this course will leave you wondering why you have waited so long to change something about the way you communicate. It will help in your personal life, your social life, your business and your career development.
Check the link here to find out more. Whether you get your company to send you, or you make the investment yourself, you won’t regret it.
You know me, it’s very rare that I go out of my way to endorse people or courses. I don’t do it lightly because my reputation is on the line. My reputation is safe:)
Check out the link today at least and if it’s bad timing for you, tell someone else or share this blog post.