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What changes have taken place with communication in your lifetime?

Write down every response which comes to your mind!

Do not judge or justify what you have written down, just let the words and ideas flow freely. There is no right or wrong, you are only recording words and ideas!

Every person who does this exercise will have their own personal and unique perception through living their life in their world!

Ie: Cell phones, television, lack of personal contact

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How do these things that you wrote down affect you? Place a STAR OR CHECKMARK in the space provided if they are helpful and useful for you and an X in the spaces where they are not helpful and you would choose to not have them or use them!

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TELEVISION________________________________________ *_______
CELL PHONE________________________________________ x_______

What Skills do you personally have that assist you to deal with all of these changes?

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Listening Skills, writing skills, self awareness

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What skills would you like to learn or develop further to assist you in dealing with all of these changes?

Ie:
Patience, Listening Skills, Creativity
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KEYS TO CHANGING COMMUNICATION IN THE 21ST CENTURY

ALWAYS REMEMBER THESE WORDS

“YOU CANNOT TEACH A MAN ANYTHING.  YOU CAN ONLY HELP HIM DISCOVER IT WITHIN HIMSELF”!
Written by: “GALILEO”

  • Understand Emotion and Vulnerability: The world ahead will become more and more people-centered with an emphasis on human rights and dignity.  Messages based on sincerity and genuineness of feeling, using meaningful thoughts and vivid examples, will create the most powerful impact on communication.  Intimacy, well thought out and used with care, allows side-by-side, peer dialogue that fosters a much faster, more sincere form of communication.
  • Communicate by example: As a role model and coach, people will be as you are, not as you say they should be.  Walking the talk is motivation in it’s purest form.  21st Cntury communication will become easier in some respects – just look at email, fax, and the information highway – and harder in the sense that the constant change characterizing the new era will force us to think and communicate at an accelerated level.  Even positive change can be disruptive and can break down communication lines.  How you react to new ways of thinking and working – your “flexibility factor”- is directly related to powerful communication.  People whose lives are out of balance or do not understand the need for balance in those around them do not create an environment for good communication.  Balance in life is role modeled by how we choose to deal with both professional and personal attitudes and beliefs.  The boundary between an individual’s private and public life is a tenuous one.  It is easier to understand and work with the connection than to try to break the interaction.
  • Any input needs a response: With all of the “quickie communication” available to us, which will only increase in the century ahead, an emphasis on response is critical.  Follow-up to a phone call, request, suggestion or completion of assigned work assures that someone is listening. Find other’s “buttons” and encourage them to dialogue.  According to experts, 80% of a business day is spent in communication. 45 % of it is spent in listening.  An effective manager should spend 60% of the day listening.  Build silence into life.  Noise creates constant stress for our bodies, affecting immune systems and health.  Begin by turning volumes down at work and home.  We should create opportunities for ourselves and others for silence.
  • Help others to see the total picture: Communication today will need to address the continuing demand of the worker to know what the total organizational picture is, what is happening to others in the organization and how they are impacted.  Tell them!  What’s the big secret?  Why not operate in the bright, dazzling light of day.  Here it is and this is how it works!  Support organized brainstorming and team/consensus building.  It takes pressure off any one individual, increases productivity and creates “us” projects.
  • Acquire and develop knowledge: It is difficult to be true communicators in today’s world without acknowledging that the base of all communication is knowledge coming from within you.  As we move forward into this century knowledge will be accelerated.  The steps we take now to explore our world—understanding how others think, feel, and act, knowing what is happening around us in all areas of knowledge—will determine the clarity and quality with which we communicate.  Education today is available in an astounding arra of mediums, vehicles and means.  It is within the reach of all of us to extend or vocabularies, minds and our universe.
  • True communication is the world of the adventurer, confronting new things, seeking to enlarge territory, and wanting to expand knowledge, eager to deepen our understanding.

“Author Unknown”

Do You Agree?   __________Yes        __________No

Peace, love, light and blessings as you travel forward integrating the old and the new!

“White Eagle”

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What changes have taken place with communication in your lifetime?

Write down every response which comes to your mind! Do not judge or justify what you have written down, just let the words and ideas flow freely. There is no right or wrong, you are only recording words and ideas! Every person who does this exercise will have their own personal and unique perception through living their life in their world!
eg: Cell phones, television, lack of personal contact

__________________________________________________________________
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Think about how these changes that you wrote down affect you?

What Skills do you personally have that assist you to deal with all of these changes?

Examples are Listening Skills, writing skills, self awareness

__________________________________________________
__________________________________________________
__________________________________________________
__________________________________________________
__________________________________________________
__________________________________________________
__________________________________________________
__________________________________________________
__________________________________________________
__________________________________________________
__________________________________________________
__________________________________________________
__________________________________________________
__________________________________________________
__________________________________________________
__________________________________________________
__________________________________________________
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What skills would you like to learn or develop further to assist you in dealing with all of these changes?

Eg.
Patience, Listening Skills, Creativity
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How are these changes affecting our world:

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DOES OUR WORLD NEED TO BE AWARE OF THESE
KEYS TO CHANGING COMMUNICATION?

  1. Understand Emotion and Vulnerability: The world ahead will become more and more people-centered with an emphasis on human rights and dignity. Messages based on sincerity and genuineness of feeling, using meaningful thoughts and vivid examples, will create the most powerful impact on communication. Intimacy, well thought out and used with care, allows side-by-side, peer dialogue that fosters a much faster, more sincere form of communication.
  2. Communicate by example: As a role model and coach, people will be as you are, not as you say they should be. Walking the talk is motivation in it’s purest form. 21st Century communication will become easier in some respects – just look at email, fax, and the information highway – and harder in the sense that the constant change characterizing the new era will force us to think and communicate at an accelerated level. Even positive change can be disruptive and can break down communication lines. How you react to new ways of thinking and working – your “flexibility factor”- is directly related to powerful communication. People whose lives are out of balance or do not understand the need for balance in those around them do not create an environment for good communication. Balance in life is role modeled by how we choose to deal with both professional and personal attitudes and beliefs. The boundary between an individual’s private and public life is a tenuous one. It is easier to understand and work with the connection than to try to break the interaction.
  3. Any input needs a response: With all of the “quickie communication” available to us, which will only increase in the century ahead, an emphasis on response is critical. Follow-up to a phone call, request, suggestion or completion of assigned work assures that someone is listening. Find other’s “buttons” and encourage them to dialogue. According to experts, 80% of a business day is spent in communication. 45 % of it is spent in listening. An effective manager should spend 60% of the day listening. Build silence into life. Noise creates constant stress for our bodies, affecting immune systems and health. Begin by turning volumes down at work and home. We should create opportunities for ourselves and others for silence.
  4. Help other to see the total picture: Communication today will need to address the continuing demand of the worker to know what the total organizational picture is, what is happening to others in the organization and how they are impacted. Tell them! What’s the big secret? Why not operate in the bright, dazzling light of day. Here it is and this is how it works! Support organized brainstorming and team/consensus building. It takes pressure off any one individual, increases productivity and creates “us” projects.
  5. Acquire and develop knowledge: It is difficult to be true communicators in today’s world without acknowledging that the base of all communication is knowledge coming from within you. As we move forward into this century knowledge will be accelerated. The steps we take now to explore our world—understanding how others think, feel, and act, knowing what is happening around us in all areas of knowledge—will determine the clarity and quality with which we communicate.
  6. Education today is available in an astounding aura of mediums, vehicles and means. It is within the reach of all of us to extend our vocabularies, minds and our universe. True communication is the world of the adventurer, confronting new things, seeking to enlarge territory, and wanting to expand knowledge, eager to deepen our understanding.

ALWAYS REMEMBER THESE WORDS

“YOU CANNOT TEACH A MAN ANYTHING.
YOU CAN ONLY HELP HIM DISCOVER IT WITHIN HIMSELF”!

Written by: “GALILEO”

DISCOVER THE TREASURE CHEST OF RESOURCES
WITHIN YOU THROUGH COMMUNICATION

RESPECT:

  • Did you know that approximately 90% of all communication is non verbal. Respect the uniqueness of the person talking.You may not be understanding what they are and are not saying.

EXPRESSION:

  • What does your expression tell others, and what does theirs tell you?

SILENCE

  • Know when to talk and when to be silent!

OBSERVE

  • Observe you, your actions, body, feelings and how they are affecting your communication with the other person. Observe the other person and what they are saying through their body, actions and feelings, not just their words.

UNDERSTAND

  • Learn how to speak, listen and process the other persons words by first understanding how you personally speak, listen and process information.

RESTATE

  • Let the other person know what you heard them say, and clarify for them what you have said if you don’t think that they understand you. Be clear and direct.

CENSORING

  • The person you are communicating with will only hear what you are saying from their personal perception. When you are listening to them remember to understand their perception without clouding it with your perception.

EXPECT THE BEST

  • You get what you expect! Begin with the end in mind. How do you want it to be? This is called intent!

When you expect the best it comes to you when you use your
RESOURCE / LISTENING SKILLS

Listening Requires:

Silence
Patience
Tuning Out Distractions
Focusing on the person speaking or communicating
Getting Information
Hearing the words, intent and feelings

WHEN WE LISTEN

We create an environment for each other of understanding, consideration and cooperation
We serve each other through our willingness to let others have their personal rights in likes, tasks, tastes, habits and opinions

LISTENING HELPS US TO ACCEPT EACH OTHER WITHOUT ATTEMPTING TO CHANGE THE OTHER PERSON INTO WHAT WE EXPECT THEM TO BE.

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