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These Are Six Communication Styles That Every Single Person Uses

These Are Six Communication Styles That Every Single Person Uses | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

If you’ve ever had a miscommunication or failed to comprehend what someone else was trying to say, it could be that your perceptual languages are getting in the way. Discovered by development psychologist Taibi Kahler, perceptual languages are the different processes of how people communicate. The way people communicate often carries more information than the words themselves, says clinical psychologist Nate Regier, cofounder of the communication-coaching firm Next Element.


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Communication is a complex process that goes much beyond mere verbal communication.The study of semiotics, kinesthetics and the use of gestures all of them happen to be an integral part of a system of communication that goes beyond the verbal level.Taibi Kahler suggests that "perceptual languages" are different processes and filters used by people while communicating with others. Teachers and educationists will find this article interesting especially as it helps them understand why some of their pupils find it difficult to comprehend what they think are "simple instructions".
 
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The Learning Factor's curator insight, April 11, 2017 6:56 PM

Everyone you talk to speaks one of these six “languages.” Here’s how to understand and communicate with them.

Infra Bazaar Pvt Ltd.'s comment, April 13, 2017 12:42 AM
nice info it is very helpful for communicating with others thanks for sharing.
Ian Berry's curator insight, April 15, 2017 7:57 PM
I believe there's a seventh language although there's no words I call it optimum communication and it's just a look. How do I know my wife wants to go home? It's just a look!
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Use This Five-Part Checklist To Tell If You're Overcommunicating

Use This Five-Part Checklist To Tell If You're Overcommunicating | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

There’s definitely some truth in the wisdom that it’s better to overcommunicate than undercommunicate. Ideally, every manager gives their team members just enough direction to get on course and the leeway to do their thing free of micromanagement.

 

The reality is often different, though. No good boss wants to leave their teams feeling empty-handed or unsupported, so they sometimes veer off too far in the opposite direction. I’ve learned the hard way that overcommunication is easier to fall into than you might think, and it winds up obfuscating my message and wasting everyone’s time.

 

Fortunately, I’ve managed to get better at figuring out when my communication is more distracting than useful. Here are some of the key criteria I use in order to tell whether I'm overcommunicating


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Overcomunication can sometimes be ineffective communication. repetitive and redundant information has the tendency to fall on deaf ears. I have learnt this the hard way while teaching senior students in school! Students 'zone out' when they listen to information that is repetitive, resulting in 'overcommunication!' Professionals, especially in leadership positions can avoid the curse of overcommunication by taking care about the timing of the communication, ensuring that it is not redundant, examining its value, and ensuring that it is coherent, according to the the writer.
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The Learning Factor's curator insight, November 20, 2016 5:04 PM

In emails as well as speech, there's such a thing as too much information.

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Good Communication Requires Experimenting with Your Language

Good Communication Requires Experimenting with Your Language | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

Consider a delinquent taxpayer who receives one of the following two letters in the mail:

Letter 1: We are writing to inform you that we have still not received your tax payment of $5,000. It is imperative that you contact us.

Letter 2: We are writing to inform you that we have still not received your tax payment of $5,000. By now, 9 out of 10 people in your town have paid their taxes. It is imperative that you contact us.


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Experimenting with language, and simply not sticking to phrases and expressions, just because they have been used for ages, apparently just don't make them effective! Sometimes, official communication is so formal and brief, that the meaning is lost! This is indeed one article that highlights the need to review accepted norms of language for efficacy! The high sounding, "you are hereby warned that" , or "through the columns of your esteemed newspaper" seem too cliched to be effective, and at times the first one meant to intimadate the receipient might in fact add to the confusion!

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The Learning Factor's curator insight, February 4, 2016 5:13 PM

Changing how you phrase things can pay off.

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The Science Behind What Really Drives Performance (It's Going to Surprise You)

The Science Behind What Really Drives Performance (It's Going to Surprise You) | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

Imagine you could have a skill where--in any given conversation with colleagues, clients, or subordinates--you could be keenly aware of, and even experience, their feelings and thoughts.

 

Sounds like some X-Men-like psychic superpower right? Well, what if I told you that anyone can have this uncanny ability and use its strength and charm to have successful conversations?

 

Well, you can. The superpower I refer to is called empathy.

 

But this skill--and it is a learned skill available to anyone--is often misunderstood because there are variations of it. I'll get to the science of it shortly.


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Empathy, with-it-ness and E.Q. are key factors behind Performance. Being able to communicate, feel, and understand others will help provide for the ability to converse successfully.
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Ian Berry's curator insight, February 6, 2017 7:12 PM
Great insights into present day and future leadership. DDI report well worth reviewing too
chris chopyak's curator insight, February 6, 2017 9:37 PM
I will take super powers any day!
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, February 8, 2017 5:05 AM
The Science Behind What Really Drives Performance
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Communicating Under Pressure: How Leaders Can Be Calm And Effective No Matter What - Forbes

Communicating Under Pressure: How Leaders Can Be Calm And Effective No Matter What - Forbes | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

Communicating under pressure is a critical leadership component learned very early on during Navy SEAL training.

Without having the ability to maintain composure, thinking clearly, gather information and make a call, you can’t succeed in combat. Which of course can lead to the worst possible outcome.

 

The same applies in business leadership situations, without death and dismemberment of course. We all know what it’s like to have the perfect response pop into our heads after an important situation or verbal exchange, too late to be of any use. And then there are those who can face all kinds of conflict and seem to know exactly what to do and say. And they do so in a calm and tactful manner. Faced with an angry customer, an uncooperative co-worker or tense negotiation, they don’t stammer or get upset. They keep their cool and glide through the situation getting what they want without breaking a sweat. These are the people who typically rise rapidly through the ranks. But great communicators are made, not born. It’s simply about having the right tools and knowledge.


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One of the important tasks that a leader has to perform is being able to communicate under pressure! To stay calm in the face of difficulties is an essential skill. All leaders should undergo some kind of training which will help them stay calm, maintain composure, and think clearly in the midst of chaos.
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