With the rapidly changing and attention grabbing technology, social media, 24/7 communication, and the fight to retain talent and relationships, how does one keep composure and keep it straight to communicate that can result effective and efficient outcomes? Consider practicing three things:
Set the stage for intentional dialogue. Consider dialogue as a reciprocal conversation and interaction between at least two participants. This means there is a give a take interaction that fosters the stage for clear and respectful two-way learning.
Make the participants feel like they are the only thing that matters at that time. Be fully engaged in only that interaction at that moment; be present.
Tune out the noise and other distractions. This way you can participate in fully engaged listening to comprehend and practice in meaningful dialogue/conversations that can result in positive and productive outcomes.
- Builds more positive, respectful and caring relationships.
- Fosters an environment that is more efficient and effective.
Imagine your organization or relationships promoting improved communication!