Communication

The key to being your quiet self

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Somewhere down the line, I noticed that just because I would not voice a great deal, it did not mean i was listening in its stead. You may have encountered this difficulty many a time and it may be quite obvious to you, but your silence is not necessarily you giving your attention, rather you […]

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Dear Santa, This Christmas…

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Dear Santa This Christmas

Dear Santa, This Christmas, I don’t want to stuff every nook and cranny in my home with purposeless possessions that have no place. I don’t want a room full of ‘junk’ I haven’t looked at in months. I don’t want to put up another shelf to display random bits and bobs that aren’t deeply meaningful […]

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#TheVulnerabilityChallenge: Asking for what you need when what you need isn’t understood (Day 15)

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#TheVulnerabilityChallenge Day 15 When you don’t ask for what you need because you don’t want to inconvenience someone Asking for what you need really isn’t easy, and even more so when you feel that what you need isn’t fully understood by other people. One particular example for me is my need for an uncluttered environment. The […]

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Mindset tips for overcoming nervousness in speaking

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At April’s Speaking Connections gathering, we spent some time sharing the valuable tips that our members are already using in overcoming nervousness in speaking. This is one of a two-part post sharing our members’ wisdom. Look out for our previous post passing on the gatherings practical tips. Getting into the right frame of mind What can you do to relax before an […]