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Mental Health Monday: Communicate to Connect

Communication is the essence of connection and connection is the essence of humanity.  The ability to connect with others is an art and science that can transform our personal and professional lives. While we can agree that we are in constant communication with others throughout a given day,  are we actually feeling connected?  So, what gives? 

In her TedTalk, 10 Ways to Have Better Conversation, Celeste Headlee offers practical and candid advice for more effective communication. We highly recommend you taking 10 minutes to reflect on this powerful message to become a better conversationalist and improve your human connection and influence.

10 Basic Rules: “Choose one and master it…you’ll enjoy better conversations”

  1. Don’t multitask
  2. Don’t pontificate 
  3. Use open-ended questions 
  4. Go with the flow
  5. If you don’t know say that you don’t know
  6. Don’t equate your experience with yours
  7. Try not to repeat yourself
  8. Stay out of the weeds
  9. Listen
  10. Be brief.



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