Confident communication opens doors of opportunity and creates healthy relationships that thrive. Most people are too rushed or too timid to tap fully into the wealth that is available to them through confident communication. This is a must-listen for anyone who wants to improve their interpersonal communication, their professional communication, or their relational communication. Get the full show notes at www.trishblackwell.com/502
I always find myself opening up this podcast every time I feel stuck in life. Every time a new obstacle gets in the way and makes me feel that because of where I’ve been, I can never get to where I want to go.
Well, this podcast remove those obstacles in a way that feels great.
Trish is relatable, credible, and inspiring. My life has forever been changed because of her words.”
RELATIONSHIPS RELY ON COMMUNICATION
Communication is the key to life.
The more present you are, the better your communication will be.
We have to start here.
You can’t communicate with others unless you actually know yourself first.
-Get curious and open
-Spend time with yourself
-Explore your hobbies
-Talk to yourself
You’ve got to figure out your own wants and needs – and you do that through inner communication; learning to listen to your inner voice and your inner wiring.
Mistakes We Often Make:
We assume people know what we are thinking
We assume we know what people want.
Not truly listening
Interrupting the speaker
Letting your emotions dictate your responses
Failing to account for cultural differences
Judging someone’s poor communication skills
Personalizing poorly delivered communication
Not having an open mind
Speaking more than you listen
Not asking enough questions – not being interested
Looking beyond the speaker
Hoping something is forgotten
Avoiding conflict or difficult conversations
Not knowing how to speak up about your own wants or needs
Having negative or apathetic body language
Not paraphrasing or restating
Trying to be “right””
Perspective to Consider:
Communication is an artform
There’s always room for improvement
Separate how you’ve always done this (1.0) and think about the type of person you want to become (2.0) who does this.
Ask for direct feedback
How have I loved you well this month?
How can I love you better or more intentionally to your needs next month?
What am I doing well as a mom?
What do you think I can do better?
My top confidence tips for kids – don’t miss this episode!
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Don’t play small or undersell yourself.
Know that you have something worthwhile to say – always.
Believe that your voice, your ideas and your opinions matter.
Be specific and use specific language
Be ready to feel uncomfortable being direct
Know what you want or what you want to express
Maintain a positive attitude
Listen with respect and curiosity
Establish a stable and clear voice tone
Make eye contact
Speak from the heart and seek to understand
Look for win-win solutions
Apologize when in the wrong – take ownership
Thank you so much for your podcasts and encouragement. Your words have inspired such confidence. I appreciate you very much. Cheers.
No but I sure will! Maybe I’ll hear it on your podcast! 😄. I attribute a recent promotion/huge new job to your coaching.