Conversation Tips (Part 1)

THE TRUTH

To communicate with confidence takes understanding and PRACTICE. Each word triggers an emotional feeling from the person we speak to. Emotional feelings are completely natural and are what makes us human. One of the problems though is that our minds work much faster than speaking, and we tend to either over-analyze or focus on our response rather than thoroughly listening to the meaning of what the person is saying. In fact, we miss-understand much of what we hear do to our constant innate desire to respond to one or two words we heard instead of listening carefully to the meaning of what is said. This condition makes it even more important PRACTICE professional communication lesson plans.

POWER with WORDS offers both children and adults with effective communication lesson plans that teach us the psychology of words and gives us practical advice on understanding and dealing with various words. Remember the poem, “sticks and stone may break my bones, but words will never hurt me?” We have been trying to deal with emotional responses to controlling personal communication for centuries. Unfortunately, our societies and natural competitive nature have not allowed us to confront this issue and do something about it. We have been stuck in a “Fight or Fight” communication pattern from the beginning.

Rulers

Think about the rulers of countries and companies over the past century. Do you think they spoke to their people they governed without a prepared speech? Most leaders have their speeches drafted for them so that they can communicate with power and control. The masses identify with their speeches because it’s what they want to hear or, they like what is being said. Many of the masses do not believe they could communicate with confidence and admire the speaker. The speaker also researches the best words for communication.

Coaches in Sports

Sports coaches are known for their ability to communicate with power. They try and motivate their athletes to achieve the best results they can. POWER with WORDS has communication lesson plans for sports coaches to help them drive their athletes to success. Unstructured communication is a motivational killer. So most coaches, like other professional speakers put effort into what they say to their athletes.

Communication exercises for students help mold young people into becoming globally competitive. However, in today’s society in the United States, students are going backward when it come to communication. Technology has effectively stunted students learning of communication skills to stop bullying. In fact, students in many cases have little to know experience with communication and listening skills. If this pattern continues, the next generation of adults will be ill-equipped to communicate for bonding. They will become a “Floating” society, and find it hard to develop meaningful relationships.

Practice

Communication strategies from experts are here with POWER with WORDS. All we have to do is read the ONE-PAGE Life Lessons together or as a team and PRACTICE what the experts have been trying to tell us for years. There is no reason anyone can not learn to communicate to be understood. Reading Life Lessons in a team atmosphere; one-on-one or multiple people gives you a chance to discuss each other’s experiences and thoughts. It’s a wonderful bonding process and makes it easier to remember.

Patience & Humility

Conversations need patience and humility. No one has all the answers, but two or more people can easily learn about each other’s customs, upbringing, personal beliefs, culture and much more. Learning what people’s beliefs are, offer us a unique view into their world, so that we may communicate better to develop friendships instead of communicating to compete. Friendships are one of the most valuable possessions a person can have. The more friend you have, the more influence you will have and the more support you will receive on things that matter to you.

POWER with WORDS Lesson plans for speaking skills, allow us to see and appreciate what others have been through, and why they believe in certain things. Communicating effectively offers a non-prejudice view of people so that you can feel comfortable about developing a solid relationship. Obviously, certain beliefs may differ, but as long as they are not to harm others, what does it matter. Respecting someone else’s beliefs are critical in “receiving of life’s gifts.”

Questions

Communication, we learn early on how to talk, but where in our growth do we learn how to communicate to learn? When will we start to listen instead of hearing? Where is technology taking us regarding communication skills? There are many questions that need attention so that we can take advantage of understanding the people around us better. POWER with WORDS is the answer to many of these questions and can help everyone become more confident and intelligent when communication with each other.