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Andy and Cat.

Sep 27, 2019

In this episode, Cat and Andy are discussing how people can be in a conversation but seems to be speaking in different languages because neither one is understanding the other. For sure, we have found ourselves in this situation in one way or another may it be in work or in personal conversations. And as professionals and consultants, being able to handle effective communication is one, if not the most, important skill we need to have.


Let’s join Cat and Andy and listen to this episode now and learn some helpful practical tips on what to do to be more effective in your conversation.




“If You Can Convey Your Message In Twenty Words Or Less, You Will Be So Powerful With Whom You Interact.”


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Show Notes:


(00:00) Podcast Intro

(00:27) Like Talking In Different Languages

(01:39) Talking But Not Understanding Each Other’s Point

(05:01) When People Are Interrupting Each Other

(05:27) Be Able To Park Your Thoughts And Control How You Converse

(06:18) Holding Your Thoughts And Keeping Your Explanations Brief And Concise

(09:20) The Two Extremes

(11:01) Wanting To Teach

(12:01) Find That A-ha! Moment

(15:03) Learning To Ask Questions - What And How

(18:27) Start Being Curious

(22:01) Writing Down Your Thoughts And Making Gestures To Enforce Your Thoughts

(27:20) Recognizing And Understanding What Others Need To Do To Convey Their Message

(30:38) Realizing The Need To Focus On The Conversation

(34:34) Watch Your Breathing

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