Tagged with communication skills

Do You Listen To Understand?

Do You Listen To Understand?

Most conversations at work are not speaker to listener. They end up being speaker to speaker. People talk at each other, reacting immediately to what was said, not listening for understanding to what was said. Because of this the result is poor communication. This can be very frustrating for employees when they work with someone … Continue reading

Its Huddle Time

Its Huddle Time

Morning huddles with your team are a great way to start your day! Tina@Toppractices.com Top Practices Virtual Practice Management Institute

She Won’t Look Me In The Eye

She Won’t Look Me In The Eye

I was talking with an office manager the other day about one of her new hires.  She said that this young woman was doing a good job with her training and was getting along well with the rest of the staff.  But, there was one thing that was really bothering her about her newest employee, … Continue reading

Tips On Personal Communication

Tips On Personal Communication

One of the best tips for good communication is to “listen more than you talk.”  Too many times when people are speaking the listener either finishes the speakers sentence or jumps in cutting them off completely and begins responding before the speaker has finished. There are many good communication habits we can focus on, such as asking others … Continue reading

Fixing Misunderstandings

Fixing Misunderstandings

Have you ever tried to say something only to have it misunderstood? Not only did it get misunderstood, but when you tried to re-explain what you meant the situation got worse. Communication is such a tricky thing and even when we put our best foot forward it can end up in our mouth. Sometimes it … Continue reading

Do They Hear You?

Do They Hear You?

It is so very important for managers or team leaders to evaluate how they present, speak, and write things when communicating to their staff.  Are you coming across clearly with what you are trying to convey?  Can you make it simpler and clearer?  How do you sound? One slip or misinterpretation can cause a huge problem that … Continue reading

They Feel Your Attitude

They Feel Your Attitude

One of my favorite authors is John Maxwell. One of my favorite quotes of his is, “People may hear your words, but they feel your attitude and that will either enable you to connect and win them over or it will alienate them from you.”  Connecting with others takes time and energy.  It is important … Continue reading

How To Communicate Better

How To Communicate Better

Whether it be at work or in your personal life there is always room to learn how to communicate better.  At work it is especially important that we have good communication skills so we can get our message across to our supervisor, co-workers and those that we serve daily in our job position. “Communication is … Continue reading

How To Start The Week Out Right

How To Start The Week Out Right

For me Sunday evenings are saved for thoughts of the week to come.  I like to think about what I have on my calendar and prepare myself for any challenges that may be coming.  Starting the week out on the right foot is a big help to making it go smoother.  I was wonder what … Continue reading

How Are Your Customers Treated?

How Are Your Customers Treated?

Every business depends on customers of some type.  Without them they would no longer be in business.  It is highly important that business owners hire the right person to represent their company as these are the people who are going to be serving their customers in some capacity. The other day a colleague and I … Continue reading