“If you have time, try to wash the pots in the sink,” said the mother as she walked out the door to go to her office. Her teenage son, head down concentrating on the cell phone, grunted in reply, “Uh-huh.” To the mother’s dismay, the pots remained untouched when she returned home. The son, when confronted by his frustrated mother, excused his lack of action with the explanation, “You said ‘if I had time,’ and I was at the mall all day.”
Yes, it is funny, but if it happens to you, not so funny, right?
At times, do you feel that you are not heard or seen?
Do your efforts not seem to lead to the returns you expected?
Misunderstandings similar to the one described above arise at work, in schools, on the playground, and at home creating conflicts, resentment, and disconnection.
Communication issues are the number one reason for relationship problems. They can get in the way of people connecting at a meaningful level.
And after all, isn’t it the relationships we have that help determine whether we feel happy or miserable?
Effective communication skills are vital for us to live a fulfilling life.
But despite the importance of communicating effectively, communication skills are very misunderstood, and one of the most challenging skills to successfully use.
So, if you want to build strong, meaningful, and more enjoyable long-term relationships with your family, friends, and colleagues…
If you want to succeed in your business life…
If you want to be more appreciated and influential…
Then you need to be able to COMMUNICATE effectively.
And communication is not all about using words.
According to studies, your words contribute only 7% to the effectiveness of your message. Your voice–how you sound when you’re speaking–contributes 38% to the effectiveness of your message. Body language, which is what you do and how you look when speaking, contributes the remaining 55% to the effectiveness of your message.
There is so much to communication, and since a lot of you have asked for me to run a communication Growthshop, I have listened!
When: Wednesday April 18th, 7pm to 9pm
Registration and networking start at 6:30pm
Location: Residence Inn Marriott, 9 Gerhard Road Plainview, NY
- Powerful techniques for clear and effective communication
- Key concepts to create trust and harmony
- How to be more confident and charismatic
- A proven method to better your relationships
Yes, I’m In!