We’ve heard it before: We need to connect and engage with others to influence them to take action. Yet how many of us REALLY take this advice seriously? We need to stop blaming others and making excuses as to why we communicate the way we do, which negatively impacts our potential. Instead we need to start focusing on how our listeners experience us. Is our non-verbal and verbal communication consistent Monday to Monday?®
According to a 2014 survey, the average business with 100 employees spends 17 hours of downtime every week just clarifying communications between team members. That’s an annual cost of $528,443.
If we can’t communicate well, our businesses pay the price.
STOP doing what you’ve done. Instead, try these proven steps:
1. Observe yourself on a video playback monthly.
2. Ask for constructive feedback weekly from others whom you trust will tell the truth.
3. Focus daily on whether your non-verbals are consistent with your message.
4. Make practicing your communication a daily habit.
Without making a commitment today on these four steps, you are missing potentially greater results, stronger relationships and putting more money in your pocket. I guarantee it!
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