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When you are doing the speaking, you should look the person you're talking to directly in the eyes, but not so much when you're the person listening.
Making eye contact while your inte...
You cannot be present and involved in a conversation if you occasionally look at your phone.
Whether you intend to or not, you're sending the message that the people you're talking w...
Phones are altering the fabric of social life.
It's because researchers have found that people with access to their smartphone smile less at strangers, compared with those without devices.
People alter their tone of voice depending on social status. We adjust our voices depending on the persons we are talking to.
In essence, people change their tone of voice when in an anxiety-...
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We communicate with each other as a habit but miss a lot in what a conversation really holds.
Our lack of listening skills, our inner chatter, and the urge to speak about ourselves is clou...
“We have two ears and one mouth, therefore we should listen twice as much as we speak.”
When someone is coming to you for advice, you have to listen, with intent. You are not supposed to jump into a conclusion and start dishing out advice.
Usually, people just want someone to listen to their problems.
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... is imperative for every successful business. Poor communication inevitably causes misunderstandings, confusion and conflicts that hinder productivity and professi...
It helps to prevent misunderstandings and conflicts. It can help to defuse a potentially explosive dispute while bad communication can set it off.
Avoiding Difficult Conversations.
Reacting, Not Responding.
Not Keeping an Open Mind. Accept and respect differences, listen without judgment and consider all sides of an issue.
High-performing organizations deliver roughly five times as many positive statements (supportive, appreciative, encouraging) as negative ones (critical, disapproving, contradictory). That’s because...
We tend to focus on giving employees critical feedback. But, by focusing on their weaknesses, we only create competence. By focusing on their strengths, we create excellence.
Give equal measures of positive and negative feedback. We usually gloss over the strengths, but focus in great detail on the critical feedback. Add examples and details to your positive feedback.
Be objective when you speak about a negative event. Rather than placing blame or evaluating the problematic situation, describe it and its consequences, and suggest acceptable alternatives.
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