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3 Huge Patterns of How Not to Stumble in Communications

A predicament that everyone has dealt with in the past:

Sharp as a knife, it can cut you literally in half with their swift and cunning abilities. They can dice, slice and make you feel very, very insignificant. And even more embarrassing, yet so true, you feel like a dunce and you don’t even know if you were impolite, inappropriate or completely oblivious to the situation.

You stumble and rebound your faculties to persuade the appearance that everything will be all right. Yeah, that’s right; you conceived that you were on the right track to a successful conclusion, but then all of a sudden your nemesis pulled you back so hard and forcefully that you buckled on the weight of ambiguity and doubt.

Fumbling like a piñata that you been trying to knock down so you can finally enjoy the victory of your favorite candy, you feel awkward and out of place because of the surroundings that, should have been, very free from constraints.

But instead, as you were sweating profusely making an attempt to debacle this conundrum before you, you recognize you are in an ultimate loop with no possibility of escape.




Deal With One Thought

The culprit: communications, and in particular, deal with the exquisite yet persnickety of sharing one specific thought or action.

Likewise, I rejoice each time when my dialect is clear, precise and relevant to the conversation.

Not Constructive

Vagueness and confusing babble are in any situation are not only not constructive, but also can sometimes have chasms that didn’t exist before you even begin your first word regarding your body language and attitude. Instead, if we can:

  • Listen intently to what the other person is trying to communicate before blurting and enter that may be inappropriate or wrong
  • If possible, use precise, specific examples of the words that one’s formulating
  • Take a deep breath; sometimes in “battles” with two “combatants,” to just relax and respond to the situation more calm weight is so much more pleasant

Adroitness of Jargon

“Shoot from the hip” sounds dandy, but in the long run, to be a little bit more careful and thoughtful in the adroitness of jargon will lead you more respect and proficiency in your craft.

Slowing down, in this example, it’s a very excellent idea.

Herb Silverman

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