Communication skills and you, does and don’ts to help you on your way

So you have some small ideas on where to start but could use a few actual examples to help you on your way. Sounds fair to me. Remember good communication skills help your relationships grow and bad ones make it wither to dust. Practice makes perfect, or as close as possible.

Lets start with making judgments or what is perceived as. Being judgmental is saying “I am right and you suck.” These are taken as attacks or criticism and do not help your cause. “You are wrong” is, well rude. Might be true but it will not help you with the problem you are discussing. If you change the “You” part and make it “I” and add in how you feel about it like “I am angry.” Saying someone is wrong is unhelpful and will cause an argument, however saying I am angry cant be argued since they cant tell you how you feel about something. So stick with how you feel when going over a conflict, find common ground and you will get through it. No blame placing. Now get to the idea what is the problem, “I am angry because XXX happened, what can we do to fix this.” see that word “we”. Now your in it together and no one feels attacked.

Here are some other important things to remember about communicating. Pay attention when people speak to you, face them and show you are doing so. That’s both verbal and nonverbal and makes a better connection. When they are done ask questions about what they said so they can be sure you were listening its not an AH HA moment but they notice it even if only subconsciously. Ask for information and ask when you are giving direction this keeps them from feeling inferior. Offer advice, don’t just give it there is a huge difference between “You should do it this way.” Versus “What do you think of trying this?” See the difference in that? Say it out loud if you need to. Keep a sense of humor laugh and be yourself, there is no need to come up with a different persona unless you decide that’s who you want to become.

Remember to practice this, its so very worth your time!


About BBR Productions Inc,

Our mission is to bring reality to your dreams by being an affordable all inclusive production company for every type of venture and those who wish to find success in their possibilities. In 1996 BBR Productions Inc., began which was strictly an illustration company working with local illustrators and comic book company’s. In 1997 BBR Productions Inc., expanded adding audio recordings, graphic and web design, photography and mass marketing. BBR Productions Inc., first major client was TENEbRAE although other bands were signed on to the company roster for marketing and graphic design layouts. During 2000 BBR Productions Inc., began setting up small local shows and organizing large musical events featuring national acts throughout the Tri-state area. Working with musical acts, comedians and actors BBR Productions Inc., expanded yet again to more of an all inclusive entertainment company. In 2007 Began doing more with direct consultation, helping others create opportunities as well as managing more acts. 2008 marked the 1st annual Laughter is the cure show, helping raise money for foundations such as "Multiple Sclerosis Foundation" and various "Cancer Foundations". Soon to be on its 5th year. In 2013 BBR Productions Inc., opened its offices on Long Island NY allowing space to do in house seminars helping others realize their dreams with the help of people who have already been there. On October 3rd, BBR Productions Inc., will open their second office in Holbrook growing from 1,000 square feet to 3,800 square feet.
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