3 Communication Tips that Deliver Results
Have you ever felt like you’re having a one-sided conversation with someone where you’re doing all the talking and there’s no response on the other end (crickets, not even white noise!)? Is it crucial that you communicate with this someone to get your work done or complete your project? I know you feel like banging your head against the wall because you’re frustrated and at your wit’s end (trust me, I’ve been there); but don’t give up! There’s still things to do as you await a response, because eventually that person or group will come around. Try these communication tips and let us know if they work out for you!
- Evaluate Your Approach and Timeline for Response Think about the medium you’re using to communicate. Everyone isn’t a phone person, and others prefer texting or emails. Recall the last time you interacted and on which platform received a response. I’m not a gambler, but I’d bet that the last form of communication is hoe that person prefers to communicate. If it isn’t your favorite, step outside of your comfort zone and try.
- Keep Reaching Out Communicating with this person is part of your job. You can’t give up even though you’ve tried. Do as much of the work as you can without an answer from your team-mate while continuing to reach out. You never know what someone is going through. Maybe they just need the distance to recollect themselves before participating. This is the moment where you can not let your insecurities of rejection or negativity seep in. Continue to do what you know is the right thing, because persistence eventually pays off! It may take 100 attempts, but if you receive response, it’s worth it!
- Be Patient and Pray While you wait and as you continue to work, it’s important to be patient and pray. I have started a daily habit of praying for my clients, family, and friends, specifically lifting their names in prayer. I ask that God gives them whatever it is that they need to make it through the day. I pray for prosperity in their lives, and that they receive the strength, courage, and wisdom to achieve their goals. I basically request the things for them that I know I need from Him every day. Life is challenging and there are times when we need others to pray for us when we just don’t have the energy to do it ourselves. Prayer is the best response to a silent partner because you can not read their minds; only God truly knows what that person is battling. Pray for a spirit of positivity for this person because it will change their outlook on their current situation.
Remember that life is a team sport; we need each other to make it, especially during dark moments. And with God’s help, we succeed together!