Rebecca Eckler, a reporter with the National Post, sat in on my workshop Gag Your Nagging and wanted more information about my e-book, Gag Your Nagging: Ways to Communicated More Effectively. Here are Rebecca’s interview questions and my answers:
During the breaks at a conference, where I was the keynote speaker, several participants sought guidance. They walked away with scripts for upcoming and challenging conversations along with a caveat, You can only do your best with your fifty percent of the conversation. There is no guarantee how the other person is going to respond or react.
Have you ever been involved in an email message bush fire? It starts with one person feeling hurt, dismissed or angry about an email communication. The recipient then reacts with a one up slamming or defensive message. Electronic communication is ripe for communication that has gone badly, easily, and fast. Just look at Susan and Mary’s interchange:
Psychologist, Marg Wolf trained many helping professionals, including me, in the ten week violence prevention program called You are Not Alone. She provided clear and helpful feedback that made the process easy, doable, repeatable and empowering. When I think about her interactions with her mentees, I think of the acronym SMART.
Have you ever said or done anything you regret? I am not talking about a fumble mumble or tripping over the front hall rug. Rather, I am referring here to disrespecting someone, emotionally wounding another, or crossing over a personal boundary. I’ve done my fair share. For example, I have: [Read more…]
It is well known that those with an extroverted preference tend to blurt out their thoughts without thinking them through. I call those moments “Fumble Mouth.” Often our thoughts tend to spill off our lips like a water fountain; sometimes sweet and innocent words and other times awkward, inappropriate or even rude words.