The 80/20 Challenge to test your communication skills.
Can you get your message across?
Did you really listen to what she said?
Are you nervous about speaking up?
Could you use a communications tune up?
Let’s work together to improve your communication skills. To what end? To clearly ask for what you need. To break through some intimacy roadblocks. To better understand your partners – personal and business. To increase your bottom-line by making sales to those who need what you have ….. You name it. This challenge and the tools I am offering you will make you a more effective communicator in all areas of your life.
Communication leads to community, that is,
to understanding, intimacy and mutual valuing.
~ Rollo May
There are three reasons why I decided to create this challenge for myself a few years ago.
THE FIRST is that we are about to begin our new Business Success Series for our students – Fire Up your Inner Entrepreneur. Effective communication is primary as they adopt and adapt and employ our 5 strategies for success. Many of the students coming through our hand analysis training programs want to make a business out of their passion. Speaking up, speaking clearly, listening carefully, asking for the sale, developing lasting business relationships … are crucial to being paid as a healer. Bottom line? It’s about being a communication wizard.
THE SECOND is that I’ve been tracking some common themes in my clients over the past years. Sure enough, one of the biggest dilemmas is fear of speaking up about stuff that is painful. And feeling that even when they do, it falls on deaf ears. I wanted to become a better guide as they developed more effective communication techniques.
THE THIRD is no surprise. I work on being a better communicator all the time. Communications is part of my Life Purpose. And I struggle at times, as we all do, to be authentic, compassionate and active in my listening and remaining open and curious in getting to know someone.
What does the 80/20 rule mean when it comes to communication?
What’s the most important key to success as an effective communicator? Listening! Can you listen actively or ask open ended/clarifying questions 80% of the time & talk 20% of the time? Let’s get started.
Step One: Download and take the Communications Self Assessment to gauge where you are on the effective communication scale.
Step Two: Download and Take the challenge to become a champion communicator; use my tools to help you along the way and share what you have learned.
Step Three: Work with me to pinpoint your communication style and potential challenges as revealed in your hands. Contact me to set up a special “Your Communication Style” Session.
The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place. ~ George Bernard Shaw
I hope this 80/20 Challenge will help you reap the rewards due when you summon your courage to communicate authentically and deeply. And remember, to be an excellent communicator you first have to be a deep listener.
Go forth and prosper in your business and in your relationships,