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Communicate Better With Your Colleagues

Did you know that there was a survey done which showed that an individual (aged 20-60) can spend up to 99,117 hours at work?! That’s the equivalent of 11 and half years of solid slog.

Now imaging the current scenario where today so many of us work crazy hours – in the office, conference calls, emailing, budgeting, presenting, travelling by trains, planes and automobiles (ok bikes too) and taking into account the global time-zones. PHEW! Just thinking about it makes me dizzy!

And we don’t work alone right? We have our colleagues, managers, senior execs, suppliers and customers. Now add that into the equation!

Undoubtedly, communication is one of the most important business skills, no matter what your industry. Yet so many of us may not have been given much training in how to communicate effectively with our co-workers.

It’s no wonder how communication can go badly wrong sometimes. How easy it is for the slightest gesture or tone of voice to be taken the wrong way.

I work as a Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Coach. NLP began with the study of excellent communicators. What is the difference that makes the difference in feeling comfortable and acknowledged by someone, even if they are disagreeing with what you say? How is it that some people you meet you instantly like, while others you can’t get away from fast enough? Why can you talk to some people for hours and it seems like minutes?

The answer is RAPPORT – a foundation stone of NLP, and the most important process in any communication. Rapport is the ability to enter someone else’s world – to make them feel that you understand them, with the ability to see each other’s point of view (not necessarily to agree with it), to be on the same wavelength and to appreciate each other’s feelings.

Most business decisions are made on the basis of rapport rather than technical merit. You are more likely to buy from, agree with, or support someone you can relate to than someone you can’t. People like people who are like themselves!

So in today’s episode of Preet TV – Communicate Better With Your Colleagues – I’m going to share 3 simple ways to build rapport at work so that you become a better communicator. And hey, why limit it to just work, try them at home too!

Remember, communicating and building better rapport with our colleagues makes more room for understanding. And when you communicate in this way something magical happens. You and others feel listened to, and heard. At an unconscious level, there is a comfortable feeling of ‘This person thinks like I do, I can relax.’

Now I’d love to hear from you now. What comes to your mind when people mention colleagues? How do you get heard in the office?

Share your thoughts in the comments below. I’d love to hear about them.

And if you found this episode helpful, please do pass it along to your friends or anyone who you feel would benefit from watching it. I’d really appreciate that.

Thank you so much for watching and I’ll see you soon.

Keep communicating and connecting,
Preet ox

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