BARRIERS
Tuesday - Presentation  The adage goes, that we have two ears and one mouth such that LISTENING is twice as important as speaking.

  

The physical limitations of sound reaching ears, as in an actual hearing impairment, or a need for amplification - maybe the easiest communication barrier to deal with.

 

Injustice and conflict are clear indicators of a failure to communicate effectively.   

Prejudiced perceptions, assumptions, emotions such as fear; world views, status, gender bias, pecking orders and stereotyping all affect clear and coherant communication. Outside of family life - nowhere is this more obvious than politics.  

 

Nonviolence  "Nonviolent communication begins by assuming that we are all compassionate by nature and that violent strategies—whether verbal or physical—are learned behaviors taught and supported by the prevailing culture. NVC also assumes that we all share the same, basic human needs, and that each of our actions are a strategy to meet one or more of these needs". - www.cnvc.org

 

Are you in broadcaster mode a lot?  Is your thinking process connected at the mouth?  Enquiry to become more confidently self-aware is valuable.  So our program includes oppurtunities to explore our Listening, evaluation, and Critical Thinking.

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Beyond Prejudice - 21 tips to overcoming barriers to Listening.   

   

I Am & The Elevator Pitch You get in a lift with a potential employer, investor, business partner or affiliate... it's the chance of a lifetime. You've just ran into Oprah, Richard Branson or the ghost of Steve Jobs - You have just one minute before the lift reaches the tenth floor to introduce yourself and your business... what do you say

 
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