Uncommon Tactics to Become a Genius Communicator
Let not mercy and truth forsake you; Bind them around your neck, Write them on the tablet of your heart, (Proverbs 3:3)
Each week, the Holy Spirit inspires me to share with you the one message that jumped out the most for me in the prior week.
On June 2, 2016 Russel Stauffer forwarded an email to me from Robin Sharma with a link to a short video titled “Uncommon Tactics to Become a Genius Communicator“. In his email, Russel wrote, “Because I know you have an unquenchable thirst for excellence, I know this will bless you!”
Robin’s video message is outstanding. Here are some of my notes:
The conversation you are most resisting is the conversation you most need to have.
All too often we get hurt by someone or we get upset by someone and we choose not to speak out. We are afraid of losing the relationship and ending up alone. It’s fear that holds us back.
But great leaders, the best of the best, all have one thing in common – they speak up and they share the truth.
Whether you lead a nation, an organization, a community, or a family, you are in the communication business. Knowing what to say, in the right way, at the perfect moment, can mean the difference between a world-class life and an average one.
The hard talks, when you actually speak up, are when you grow in power and build intimacy in the relationship.
When you actually speak up with someone and tell them how you’re feeling and what’s most important to you, that is a gateway for the other person to open up as well.
In his message, Robin discusses these 3 simple tactics to become a great communicator:
- #1 – Listen deeply first
- #2 – You can say whatever you want, so long as you say it with respect
- #3 – Be clear in your communication
Blessings for courage to have the hard conversations you desire!
Joseph Peck, M.D.
The Time Doctor
Author, I Was Busy Now I’m Not
1) Lesson 1 – Come out of the the box – The Pioneer School by Torben Sondergard