Thursday, September 08, 2005

Intentions, What are Yours?

When engaged in communication with another person, we
must be aware of our intentions, with the message that we
want to get across.

Are you trying to inform, coercion, manipulate,
inspire, persuade, or control?

To be effective, it is important to know and realize what we
are trying to accomplish before we begin. Sometimes people
are not aware of what their intentions are.

They believe that they are trying to persuade, when in fact
what they are doing is manipulating and forcing control over
the other person. When we do that, we all lose out in the end.
People will be cautious about interacting with you in the future,
which leads to communication breakdown.

Do you ever stop to think about what your intensions are
before speaking?

Have you ever felt that someone was trying to coerce or
manipulate you into agreeing? And how did that make you feel?

These important questions can help you to figure out what
your intentions are and ask yourself, 'Is there a better
way to do this?'


New Blog
I have created a new blog to separate the communication ezine
and the recommendations that people have requested.
The Communication Ezine will still be here where you can also leave comments.

My new blog is called:
Golden Falcon Recommends

P.S. If you like what you're reading in this ezine,
you'll love the book,
"Overcoming Barriers to Communication"
It helps you know why, when after you have said something, the other person has totally misunderstands you.
Overcoming Barriers to Communication

For those who have asked about meeting me to discuss ideas,
go to my Golden Falcon Recommends Blog and read.
Fire at Sea
Golden Falcon Recommends

All the Best!
Maria Boomhower
The Master Communicator
www.falconfreedom.com

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