Do you dread of making difficult conversations? Do you worry about how such conversations could after your health and affect your ability to have better communications and relationships? By understanding a few strategies and putting in a little practice, you can learn how to make difficult conversations easier for you to handle.
Start by showing whoever is making your conversation difficult that they matter. How can you do this? You can do this by showing them that you are paying attention to them. Everyone wants to matter. By giving your conversation partner your full attention, you can accomplish that with ease. Avoid looking at your watch, your phone, or scanning the room. Keep your attention on the other person. This will help them feel more in control of the conversation and less aggressive. The benefit of this approach for you, will be that you will be less stressed out and more able to control the direction of the conversation, without making it obvious.
Focus on the outcome of even the most difficult conversations, rather than on who is right. Ask yourself what you want out even the most difficult conversations you may be having. Expect success. Your expectations and results match more often than not. Expect to have a good conversation. Believe that you have the ability to deal with even the most challenging conversations you may have. Practice having better conversations and building better relationships!
Stay prepared. Think before your respond to difficult conversations. You wouldn’t blindly reach into a dark closet and wear the first thing your hand touched. There’s no reason to blurt out the first thing that comes to mind. Keep turning the conversation toward the other person, their interests, fears, and opinions. You don't have to have the last word to get your desired outcome .
Take the time to learn the skills and techniques of effective interpersonal communication. You can learn how to deal with difficult conversations without saying a lot. You can begin this process by getting a free copy of my 12 day conversation challenge! Click here to get it!