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These are 4 styles of communication that you need to know
It's probably safe to say you've left at least one meeting, call, or customer visit and thought to yourself, "What the heck was that person even talking about?" Clear and effective communication is one of the easiest ways to reduce workplace stress, boost productivity, and build better relationships with your coworkers.

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69% of managers

...say they’re uncomfortable communicating with employees. 

And that number is significantly higher when the roles are reversed.

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Analytical communication style

Analytical communication style

An analytical communicator loves hard data, numbers, and specific language. 

They're usually wary of people who deal in vague language and strictly blue-sky ideas and get drained ...

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Working with an analytical communication style

Dos:

  • Provide as much detail upfront as possible
  • Set clear expectations
  • Give them space to work independently

Don'ts:

  • Turning the c...

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Intuitive communication style

Intuitive communication style

Intuitive communicators thrive on big-picture ideas and broad overviews that allow them to skip directly to what’s most important.

Linear order, step-by-step instructions, and deep div...

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Working with an intuitive communication style

Dos:

  • Stick to the main topic and keep it high-level;
  • Be prepared to answer follow-up questions;
  • Keep details to a minimum.

Don'ts:

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    Functional communication style

    Functional communication style

    Functional communicators love the process: step-by-step guides, details, timelines, and thought-through plans. 

    When talking to someone else, they want to go through each detail f...

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    Working with a functional communication style

    Dos:

    • Practice “active listening” by repeating what they’ve said and asking follow-up questions
    • Expect them to ask for details, even if you’re just brainstorming

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    Personal communication style

    Personal communication style

    Personal communicators value connection, relationships, and emotional language above all. 

    They're good listeners and often can help smooth over issues that more hard-lined commu...

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    Working with a personal communication style

    Dos:

    • Keep conversations light and casual
    • Not get offended if they ask how something made you “feel” or make a strictly work conversation personal.

    Don'ts

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    Keep your distance and don’t text, email, meet in person or call.

    Cutting the ties for good when it’s over puts you on a faster path to healing.

    • Set up an “Emergency ...

    Let Your Emotions Out

    Cry, sob your eyes out, scream and yell. As long as it doesn’t hurt yourself or anybody else, find ways to release and let go of the pain you may be feeling. 

    Listen to sad songs. Listening to sad songs can regulate negative emotion and mood as well as consolation. 

    Accept the fact that it’s over

    Coping with the end of a relationship is a little bit like a 12 step program. You will reach acceptance far sooner by staying away from that person.

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    Effective communication

    ... is imperative for every successful business. Poor communication inevitably causes misunderstandings, confusion and conflicts that hinder productivity and professi...

    Effective Communication is vital in business

    • It helps to create effective brand messaging.  It determines how your brand is perceived and also builds trust with customers.
    • Customer service relies on good communication. "60% of consumers have stopped doing business with a brand due to a poor customer service experience."  Microsoft’s 2016 Global State of Customer Service Report.
    • It enables positive team relationships.  Effective communication helps to unite teams and create a safe environment to express themselves.
    • It helps to prevent misunderstandings and conflicts. It can help to defuse a potentially explosive dispute while bad communication can set it off.

    Worst Communication Mistakes

    1. Using a One-Size-Fits-All Communication Approach. Tailor the communication style to the intended audience.
    2. Speaking More and Listening Less. Listen to what is said, how it is said, and to what is not said.
    3. Assuming Instead of Asking More Questions.
    4. Using Negative Tone. Choose words carefully to eliminate negative reactions.
    5. Avoiding Difficult Conversations.

    6. Reacting, Not Responding.

    7. Not Keeping an Open Mind. Accept and respect differences, listen without judgment and consider all sides of an issue.

    Common communication mistakes

    Common communication mistakes
    • Lack of attention to tone. No matter what the circumstances, learn to pay attention to tone. Before you speak, pause and take a breath.
    • One-size-fits-all communication