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

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