Communication – A Key Ingredient

Everyone wants to be heard. Everyone wants to have a positive, engaging conversation. Unfortunately, due to our increasing distractions and decreasing role models of a good talk, effective communication (the in person, one-on-one type!) continues to be a challenge in our daily interactions.

Staying engaged and practicing effective listening skills can make the difference between an unfulfilling (“I got no where!” feeling) and a satisfied, productive conversation (“All right! That Lessons Learned meeting went great!”).

The link below is a good summary of improving our listening techniques.

https://www.ted.com/talks/celeste_headlee_10_ways_to_have_a_better_conversation/discussion

 

This week’s Talking Tuesday is recommended by: SDA Dallas, Sherie Russell

Published by Dallas Society for Design Administration

We are an elite organization that advances management and administrative professionals in the A/E/C industry through education, networking, and resources. SDA Membership provides: Career/Industry Credibility A “home” for administrative leaders Access to the greater A/E/C Community Increased profession and industry passion Advancing A/E/C Firms from Within For over 60 years, the SDA has been providing accredited education, best management practices, and training on professional standards to help design firm personnel grow professionally. Our membership stretches across the United States and Canada and is composed of personnel in the architecture, engineering, construction, landscape, and interior design professions.

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