You already know your stuff – you are a recognized expert with relevant, transferable experience, or you wouldn’t have been asked to speak on the panel. Unless your expertise includes speaking on a panel, you run the risk of distracting others from your experience with amateur presentation technique.
"You can get everything you want in life by helping others get what they want." according to Zig Ziglar. So, how do you identify what the other person wants?Understand their preferred communication style and how it impacts their needs. Our preferred communication style will determine what we need from a conversation. Have you noticed some people are more:
Learning is vital for growth. Most of us would agree with that, right? We have to be open and willing to learn in order to grow."In times of change, learners inherit the earth while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to handle a world that no longer exists" according to Eric Hoffer.
What are you committed to? Have you taken a stand that demonstrates this commitment? Do you speak to others about what you are committed to and ask them about their goals and commitments? Once we know what we are committed to, it is time to take action.Use a Conversation for Action when:
Did you set some new goals for yourself around January 1st? Would you like to be someone who experiences momentum in regularly meeting your goals? Are you excited as you daydream about meeting your goals? Do you want to feel the excitement from on-going momentum? Are you clear on your professional and personal commitments? Are you making progress with the goals you set for 2011?
Have you ever worked with someone who was amazing at getting a group to come together around common goals and succeed? Would you like to be known for being collaborative in your approach to leading? Want to know what it is that enables a superior performer to become a respected leader? If so, you are in the right place! In March, we will explore Conversations for Commitment, Action and Accountability.
For the month of February we are exploring how our emotional intelligence impacts our conversations. Self-Regulation is the second part of having high emotional intelligence.
Welcome to February! Time to celebrate Valentines Day and appreciate those we love! I also think of February as a great time to do an emotional check up. So this month we will be focused on how we are using our emotions to impact and inform our conversations.
I hope you had an enjoyable Valentines Day! This month in the Communication Tips we are focused on Emotional Intelligence. Today we are exploring the EQ competency called "Motivation."
When was the last time you had a conversation you really enjoyed? A conversation that feels great can melt our heart. Taking the time to appreciate someone else for what they have done feels great.Thank someone who has been helpful to your recently. Tell them specifically what you appreciated that they did for you. Here are some ways to get your Conversation for Appreciation started: