Joni Daniels

More Effective Conversations NOW

One of the most frequently requested services I provide is coaching and training support in an effort to conduct more improved communication and conducting more effective conversations at work. While everyone seems to appreciate the importance and usefulness of the ability to effectively communicate, this critical ability it is often referred to in an almost disparaging manner as ‘soft skills’ (My preference is to describe these abilities as ‘non-technical’ skills’).

Most people are overly focused on getting work done and the interpersonal skills required to work well with other people well gets second (or third or fourth) billing. However, if you are looking to have more effective conversations, you can!

Here are some specific things that you can do:

Ty one of these actions and make it a focus of your communications behavior until you can do it without a lot of preparation and forethought. Then add another behavior. There are a lot of ‘moving parts’ to improving the skills involved in effective communication having productive conversations.

When you work on improving critical interpersonal skills that get daily use, you will see your effectiveness improve on a daily basis as well.