FtL 44: The 2 Communication Mistakes You’re Making At Work, And How To Fix Them
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George Bernard Shaw sums it up best with this quote:

The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place. - George Bernard Shaw

We spend a big chunk of our life talking with other people but are we really communicating?

This is a critical idea to consider. Even more so when you’re attempting to sell or influence others to do something.

In this episode I share the two biggest communication and influence mistakes I run into on a regular basis. And how you can fix them.

Here’s what I share:

  • Why these two mistakes are the 80/20 of influence. But they’re the 20% that can destroy the working 80%.
  • How multitasking overwhelms your ability to listen. This is not what you think about multitasking.
  • Why we stop listening and how to catch yourself to listen better.
  • How you can hear some of my listening mistakes in past podcast episodes.
  • How talking about yourself triggers the pleasure center in your brain, and how that can reduce your income by 25%.
  • Why you shouldn’t say, “I understand,” and what to say instead to build more rapport.
  • The type of questions you want to ask to communicate more effectively.
  • How your behavior restricts your ability to build rapport, and what you can do fix it.
  • How to listen to someone with all your senses, not just your ears.
  • How mirroring someone amplifies the rapport building process.
  • How we display we’re different, and how to fix it so people feel as though you are like them.
  • Why you want to become flexible in your behavior.
  • How to notice the habitual behaviors of people so you can quickly create a bond with them.
  • Why you don’t need to make drastic changes to drastically improve your ability to communicate and sell more.

Enjoy the show:

The 2 Communication Mistakes You’re Making At Work, And How To Fix Them

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