Human communication is complicated. It is more than just words. There are looks, gestures, body language, non words and so much more. To be a good communicator the first thing you need to to do is make a connection with people. This means getting past their initial distrust, or scepticism, for you and what you have to say. Particularly important to sale people. Gaining people's trust is done not so much with words as it is with all the other tools we have available to communicate.
Alex speaks and trains on this type of communication. Showing how the way we speak, present ourselves, and act means the difference between our words being heard, or simply going in one ear and out of the other.
One to one Communication
There are many types of people that we meet every day. They can be categorised and broken down using several systems and tests. One of which is the DISA system. This is mostly used in work situations, and it can be helpful to make one aware of ones personality type. It is also very useful in dealing with others. Each personality type responds differently to communication. It is possible to tailor your way of speaking and communication to better communicate with each type. In this way someone might think "this is great, they are speaking my language". When this happens your message will be much more effective and you will get results.
The start of this journey to better one to one communication is to know what personality type you are.
Be a New Communicator
New communicators are people like Steve Jobs, Bill Clinton, Tony Blair and Oprah Winfrey: quite a mixed bunch. To be honest I am not sure if I am comfortable with Tony Blair because I always found him a little too smarmy and false. However, he was very ...
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Getting past the gate keeper....
Below this article you will find an extract from my book "Master Public Speaking in 7 Days". This part discusses the way our brains have evolved to protect us and a side effect of this is to block out messages from people we do not trust.
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US Presidential Debates
What can we learn from watching these debates?
It seemed in the first debate that Obama was weak and not trying very hard. Where was the old Obama? He came back in the second and the third was definitely his.
Why did he win .....
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Speaking to Communicate
My mission is to transform business communications. But, what exactly needs transforming?
Self marketing is all about communication