Tuesday, October 17, 2006


Misunderstandings in communication happen all the time.
Many times it comes from believing that we know what the other person is going to say or that we know what they mean without listening to them.

This can stem from our own biaes and experiences in life.
To overcome this, when we are communicating with another person, it can be important to reframe our thoughts, feelings and opinions of what we believe is going on.

Reframing is basicly looking at the situation with a new set of eyes. It’s asking your self if you have a clear picture of the situation and of what is happening around you.

For example: You could ask yourself, "Is this person really angry at me or are they hurting and scared? Do I have all of the facts?"

Do I really want to hand my power over to them by reacting?
Its asking: How do I want to be in this situation.

Next time you are not sure if you have all the facts, try to reframe and then clairfy with the person you are talking with. The results can be amazing.

All the Best!
Maria Boomhower
The Master Communicator

PS. Want to learn more, on how to improve your communication skills.
Check out, "Overcoming Barriers to Communications", at:
Overcoming Barriers to Communication


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