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Take Control of Your Life - Master Communication Skills

January 27, 2018
9:00 am

You can make more money, sell your ideas, and enjoy life more if you are a good communicator.

Module #1, Self-Awareness

People are attracted to optimistic, positive people. If you learn to accept your thoughts, you can accept those of others. If you have compassion for yourself, you can have it for others.
Neuroscience of memory and perception - learn to forgive yourself and others.
Defuse from negative thinking.
Examine your values.
Examine your strengths.
Adopt and optimistic worldview. Distance yourself from fear and doubt.

Module #2, Connecting
Making a connection with others is one of the most enjoyable and valuable things in life. People are far more likely to want to do things for you if you are connected. The in-the-moment connection is called rapport. You learn how to develop rapport in this module.

Learn to want to do it. You need to truly value others.
Ask, Don't Tell. Learn and practice scientifically tested methods of learning about others.
Make them comfortable. Use non-verbal communication to put them at ease.

Module #3, Persuasion
If you are selling something, managing others, or getting help from tech support you are persuading others to do things you need them to do. In this module, you learn how to do this the most effectively.

Ask Don't Tell. We practice letting people take their own initiative to solve mutual issues.
Going for the win/win. Make it important to them.
Using stories and metaphor to influence thinking.

Module #4, Networks
Whether you are selling something, looking for a job, or even the meaning of life someone out there has it. You just need to find them.

Standard advice is to "network." But, that means going around trying to get things from people. Networks are built over time through relationships that mean something.

The value of networks.
How networks shape you.
The shape of successful networks.
Examine your networks.
Make a success plan.

Presented by Business Communication for Nerds  


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