RESPOND, don't react!
That's what I say, anyway, as the basis of how to talk to people better - how to improve your communication skills.
As you'll hear if you listen to the YouTube video below, where I also discuss Michael Lee's 'improve your communication skills' wisdom.
This is one area I consider myself to be an expert - the area of improving the skills of communicating - as, alas, I've needed to do a lot of improving...
So what's the difference between responding and reacting? Great question, and glad you asked, but... you KNOW the difference, really!
As I say in the video below, it's about 'how I feel' rather than 'what you do' - it's about taking responsibility for YOUR feelings, but still sharing them with the other person. And it's about allowing the other person to do the same.
This is how I go about improving my communication skills these days.
Oh, I'm also a BIG fan of using silence in communication too. (It works on your own too, and it's called meditation.)
Michael's wisdom on communication skills is commonsense really:
- but if you follow the advice then your communication skills will improve.
And isn't that the point? Most self-help is obvious, really, but the trick is putting it into action.
So I say put at least one of Michael's methods of improving your communication skills into practice today, and let me know how you got on!
Anyway, over to Michael...
NOTE: Michael Lee's website is http://www.20daypersuasion.com