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This podcast answers some of life's most challenging and awkward communication questions. We cover everything from diffusing a jerk to asking for a raise. We'll talk about how to start a conversation at a networking event, and what to do if your nose starts running in the middle of a presentation. You'll learn how to handle these situations with ease. These episodes are based on actual questions from my clients every day and come with practical tips you can start using immediately. I've kept these episodes short, so you get just what you need, when you need it, without having to listen through long, drawn-out interviews. Listen, whether you're talking at work, home, or just hanging out with your friends, there isn't an aspect of your life that isn't impacted by your communication, so why not be the absolute best you can be? 

Mar 3, 2022

The more you ignore problems, the bigger they get. It’s not easier… Its avoidance. 

If this is you…you're not alone. "A 2017 survey of 1,344 full-time employees sponsored by Quantum Workplace and Fierce Conversations found that 53 percent of employees are handling “toxic” situations by ignoring them."

There's a better way. Instead of avoiding, mentally rehearsing for weeks on end, or having sidebar conversations (aka vent sessions with your homies), try this instead;

1.) schedule the convo (keep it short)
2.) prepare (three bullet points, no b.s.)  
3.) meet (things won't get better if you don't) 
4.) determine next steps (because you can't solve it all in 30 min)
5.) follow through (things won't get better if you don't) 

Simple. Not easy.  But then again, neither is living with the frustration and resentment that comes with avoiding a difficult conversation

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