Thank you so much for your interest in The Insight, by Sheba. I hope you enjoyed this week’s blogs about “Communication.”
Next week’s topic will be “Listening.”
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What resonated the most with me about this week’s blogs was Dr. Seligman’s intervention on communicating actively and constructively. It makes me feel like people care when they ask questions as opposed to giving a basic non descript comment in response to me sharing news. I also had a few enlightening moments when researching Deborah Tannen’s theories on commutation between men and women. Maybe now I won’t be so upset when my husband is so busy finding solutions that he fails to hear a word I say;)
1. Men Versus Women.
- Use this information to understand how your partner or members of the opposite sex communicate. Make sure you ask clarifying questions and reiterate what you think they said so that you are both on the same page from the beginning.
- Body language accounts for 50 percent of the messages we are sending. Keep in mind that noticing a change in a person’s body language signals a change in what they feel or think. At the same time, being mindful of our own body language allows us to ensure that we are not sending mixed signals.
- This all seems commonsensical but how many times have you received a message that you didn’t understand? When receiving information be engaging, ask questions and give feedback. When sharing information think about the message and make sure the receiver understands your intended meaning.
- Active constructive responses increase loyalty, commitment, and love. Use it everyday and be engaged when communicating.
The Insight: Communication can be defined as the exchange of information and feedback between two people or living organisms. It’s important to be engaged, know what messages you are sending, and understand the S.M.C.R. model for effective communication. You are the receiver of my information so what’s your feedback?
Have a wonderful weekend!
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