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Engaging Effectively

Communication

  • 15 November 2016
  • Author: Jo Eady
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Recently, we hosted an online forum as part of the Australian Future Grain Leaders Progam.  Our challenge was to share our best tips for engaging others.  There are some great tips here, so hope you find one or two you can have a go at. And if you think of something different, do let me know.

The Ears Have it. Or Do They?

Communication

  • 27 September 2016
  • Author: Jo Eady
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Ahh there’s alot more to listening than we would all like to think.  And it’s all about making sure the focus stays with the speaker.  How many times have you started to tell someone something really important – like about your new car – only to hear about and end up talking about their car!  So frustrating – here are some great tips to listen with empathy.  And you will make long lasting relationships and gain the respect of others as you go. 

7 Things – Is this who you really are?

Strong supporter of personality typing

  • 6 September 2016
  • Author: Jo Eady
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7 Things – Is this who you really are?
I am a strong supporter of personality typing.  It can tell you much about who you are and how you behave and how you might want to be AND what you might do about this.  According to author, Sophia Dowling, knowing 7 things about whether you are an Introvert or Extrovert are simple guidelines for friendship across the personaility gap. 

What do people really hear?

Communication

  • 21 June 2016
  • Author: Jo Eady
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Take care to choose your words carefully?  Well it’s not as important as you think it is.  Relax… or can we?  Time to get some perspective and get a grip on what really happens when you communicate with others.  Here’s the story.  In his book Silent Messages, Albert Mehrabian said that when we listen to a speaker the message is conveyed both verbally (what we say) and non-verbally (how we say it).  Nothing new with this I hear you say!  Well, look at these percentages. The non verbal component can be further divided into visual and vocal components.  In Mehrabian’s research he identified exactly how an audience perceives a speaker.  And it is likely to different to what you think…  Let’s take a look.

What are you looking at?

Communication

  • 12 April 2016
  • Author: Jo Eady
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What are you looking at?
With Albert Mehrabian indicating that 55% of our communication occurs through body language or what the audience sees, it’s important to take a deeper look.  And if you have received the middle finger up when driving you will alreaady know the strength and intensity of what can be communicated through obvious and conscious non verbal language. But what about the more unconscious body langauge (like eye contact – or not) we use everytime we communicate with someone?
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