The Impact of Communication
Have you ever noticed how often miscommunication happens? Has anyone ever said something and your intention behind the statement was helpful, yet the person you are speaking with all of a sudden is upset and angry? Meanwhile your wondering, “how did that go south so quickly?”
What about that friend or acquaintance that always seems to put their foot in their mouth? You know them, you know their intentions and how well meaning they are but somehow they get misjudged by the way they phrase or say things.
Communication is a skill. The ability to communicate and connect with your audience is a skill set. Anyone can talk but not everyone can communicate well.
What if there was a way to work on this skillset to enhance your skills, improve your outcomes and help communicate AND connect with folks?
We at IFIOC teach Motivational Interviewing which is geared towards helping those that learn this skill to reduce resistance in conversations, increase engagement, resolve ambivalence about change and help guide conversations to the persons goals or values.
Once you learn the micro skills within Motivational Interviewing, you can learn how to communicate in an efficient, effective way that engages individuals without creating too many miscommunications.
Check out our monthly classes for more in depth ways to learn how to communicate more efficiently and effectively!
Communication Challenge: Next time you run into a conversation where it turns when you didn’t expect it, remember to take a step back, lead with empathy-that always brings communication back to connection.