Do you want to use a powerful communication strategy to protect you before you open your mouth?
Do you ever say something and wish you didn’t?
If so, you are not alone.
I will give you a communication strategy that will help you by saying something that you wish you didn’t say.
This video will show you how to control your words before you decide to say something. Stay tuned, next week’s video will take you even deeper!
Communication Strategy 1: Quote from Norman Cousins
American journalist, Norman Cousins said, Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences.
I just shared this communication strategy during an online communication program with a group of the chamber of commerce professionals. They loved this communication strategy because it’s easy to use and they have stopped themselves from blurting out the wrong message.
Communication Strategy 2: The GAP is an Important Tool
- A stimulus is something that happens to us. If someone interrupts you, the interruption is the stimulus.
- The response is how we react after someone interrupts us.
- THE GAP helps us make a choice on how we react.
- Take a deep breath and step back for a moment.
- We need to see the space between the stimulus and response instead of immediately talking.
- Recognize when you are angry and get into the GAP.
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Next week I will go deeper and share a motivational story about you going to an angry neighbor’s house to borrow a rake. It’s a great story so please come back to watch the video.
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Until next time,
Joyce Weiss, M.A., CSP
Career Coach and Communication Strategist
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