“Through My Eyes are my blogs on how I see the world and what’s happening in it. I’ll share my experiences of what has worked, and not worked, in my life and generally chat about what I feel is important to share. I hope you enjoy them and make sure you contact me with your thoughts and let me know if there’s something you’d like me write about.”
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One of the biggest areas of conflict in both a personal life and work life is that most people don’t have a true understanding of how to negotiate. Many women tend to avoid situations requiring them to negotiate yet, we all negotiate on a regular basis but often we don’t realise it.
When most of us think of the skills and traits that it takes to be an effective communicator, we typically think of how important it is to be determined and decisive. We are also likely to consider how important it is to be able to analyse and reason, and have a high degree of intelligence so they can plan, develop strategies and make wise decisions.
As a leader or communicator, one of your top objectives each day is to persuade others. Whether you are trying to convince a client to buy your latest product, motivate your team to give their best effort, or just facilitate more open communication and collaboration in your workspace, you must be able to effectively present your ideas and win others over to your perspective.
In many situations in life, pressure can affect the way we communicate, and this is especially true of the workplace. In an environment which isn’t always designed to allow women equal opportunity to present their points of view, the concept of speaking up is fairly daunting.