Are you ready to learn easy ways how to restrain verbal outlashes? Be Direct with Respect® could be your answer.
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Powerful Strategy #1: Eliminate Ambiguity to Restrain Verbal Outlashes
Always begin with positive statements when using Be Direct With Respect®. And get right to the point. Describe the person’s actions, not their personality, if your conversation is to correct negative behavior.
Use language that makes an impact, yet decreases defensiveness. One good way to do this is by using “I” statements rather than “you” statements. Also, use factual descriptions instead of judgments or exaggerations.
Powerful Strategy #2: Gain the Ability to be Direct and Truthful
When should you be direct and speak up? As soon as you reasonably can. If you wait too long, you may forget what you need to say. Additionally, this can leave a nasty residue of resentment. And that can explode at the wrong time or at the wrong person.
It’s difficult to know precisely when to speak up. On the other hand, it’s equally challenging to know when to let something drop.
To gain perspective, imagine how important the incident will be in six months. Then say something immediately, if you think it will still be important. In fact, if it would sound a little silly in six months, then let it drop.
Remember, though, telling the truth isn’t a license to dump your negative feelings on others.
Powerful Strategy #3: Develop Positive Self-Talk Strategies to Restrain Verbal Outlashes
Once you realize you’re giving negative messages, make a conscious effort to stop and say something positive. Stop focusing on what you feel you don’t do well. And congratulate yourself for all your strong points.
Also, strive to seek out other positive people so you can support each other. Challenge yourself to break away from negative people who are only holding you down.
The more positive you are, the more confident you’ll be at being Direct with Respect®. In return, others will feel more confident about your abilities, thus leading to more future success.
Be Direct with Respect® is a new way of thinking and communicating. Especially for those who are used to holding things inside.
Once you implement Be Direct with Respect®, you’ll find that being direct and truthful will make you self-confident. And earn you the respect you deserve.
As the concept of Be Direct with Respect® takes hold in your company, your employees will communicate better. And build stronger relationships with co-workers and customers alike. Before you know it, morale will be up, and profits will soar. And your company will be ready to make its mark on the business world.
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