“Powerful Communication -Michelle Yozzo Drake”
“What if one conversation could change your life? Are you ready to have that conversation? Michelle Yozzo Drake discusses how to communicate effectively in every day life to speak your mind and convey your message clearly.”
“Do you really have the skills to be able to get your ideas across?”
Whether you are a professional, a worker, a stay at home mom, or a business owner; the ability to communicate effectively is the key to get what you want from your career and from your relationships…
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Here is the transcript of the above video.
What would happen if one conversation could change your life? Are you ready to have a conversation that we have that kind of impact? Do you have the skills to be able to really get your ideas across in that one incredibly important conversation?
Whether you are a scientist or a construction worker, a stay at home mom or a professional athlete, an entrepreneur or a filmmaker; the ability to communicate your ideas effectively is the key to being able to get what you want from your career and from your relationships.
One of the things we need to really understand is that communicating is about projecting or sending messages, but it’s also about receiving them. It’s about taking those messages and processing the information that we have. When you’re sending it you have to consider your non-verbal communication, your body language, your eye contact, what you’re gesturing is saying and what your face is saying.
I may be saying yes. I’ll do what I what you’re asking me to do but my body language is saying something differently. And so, understanding how you are projecting what you have to say non-verbally is as important as the pitch and the tone. The variation and the actual words that you select to have this conversation to be able to project ease or a way to be comfortable with who you are are really important, especially when having difficult conversations.
Conversations that may be potentially explosive. Your job as the person sending the information is to be sending in a way that soothing or fusing but strong and in command. Now what you also need to be to be aware of is what information are you getting as the communication proceeds. What kind of cues are you looking for? What kind of information are you getting from their body language and from the cues that they are giving you? From the information that they’re giving you, how are you receiving that information? And then how do you adjust and how you communicate?
You would communicate very differently with your boss. You may be looking to negotiate a raise with than with your child to screaming in the back seat of your car that you just need to be quieting and don’t crash into the car in front of you.
Both are very important conversations but how you approach them is different. It’s different because you need to know who your audience is and how they respond best.
What is their communication style? How do they process information? Are they creative and so they can respond to larger conceptual pieces or are they very analytical and they respond to a bulleted list of the pros and cons and why you should get this phrase? So, understanding the communications style of the receiver is a powerful tool for you to be able to have those conversations and have a huge impact on your life.
So again, I ask you what would you do with one conversation could change your life? Are you preparing yourself to have that conversation?