negative communication

My Take on 7 tips on Dealing with Negative People

May 27, 2011

I’ve written about negative people extensively. And I love the responsibility for herself that she shows in the opening paragraph. She arrives at the idea that learning to deal with negative people is ultimately a positive thing for her future. And with this motivation, she develops a plan.

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Mixed Messages Cause Damage, Create Sense of Helplessness Too!

June 14, 2010

No matter how they’re transmitted, mixed messages have consequences. Mixed messages are confusing, and when people are confused and things don’t get better, they tend to become cynical, polarized and angry, or they collapse into a state of silence and helplessness.

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Mixed Messages Create Cynicism

June 7, 2010

Today I’m writing to expose the simple fact that mixed messages give birth to cynicism, then nurture that cynicism to keep it alive. And we, as a society, are awash in mixed messages. Here are just a few examples of the kind of mixed messages we deal with in our personal, professional, social and cultural life.

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When the World Seems Like It’s Going to Hell in a Handbasket, an Antidote for Negativity

May 3, 2010

When the world seems to be going to hell in a handbasket, you don’t have to go with it. Just fill yourself up with what lifts you up and keep your focus where it is useful. So says bestselling author, speaker, blogger and coach Dr. Rick Kirschner

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What To Do With Your Bottled Up Feelings – Life Skills

November 16, 2009

Today’s post is about dealing with your bottled up feelings, and how to develop your emotional intelligence. It is in response to a comment I received on my blog a little while back, in which a reader wrote:

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Top Ten Interpersonal Skills -6- Choose Your Words Carefully

August 12, 2009

I’m blogging about the Top Ten Interpersonal Communication Skills for building better relationships at work and at home. This post is number 6 in the series, and it’s about words. Words are almost certainly a key to success in anything worthwhile.

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Roast Writing For The Sarcasm Impaired – Persuasive Communication and Life Skills

June 10, 2009

In this series of blog posts, I’ve been talking with you about how to roast a friend. In this post, I’ll talk about preparing your material.

When you roast a friend, you use a combination of what you know PLUS what you know ain’t so. For example, you can use exaggeration to take familiar things people know about the roastee to the extreme, because exaggeration has humor power.

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Life Skills – Getting In The Roasting Frame Of Mind

June 8, 2009

Assuming you’ve done the logistical prep and understood the gist of the roast, it’s time to set your mind in the right direction about your material. SHOULD you ever be invited to speak at a roast – and at this point, it’s only a matter of time – here are some pointers to appropriately pay tribute to the honoree (and keep the other roasters from unleashing a malicious verbal assault upon you)

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