Barriers To Effective Feedback Conversations

Barriers To Effective Feedback Conversation by Violet Dhu

“We all need people who will give us feedback. That’s how we improve.” – Bill Gates It’s true that feedback helps us improve and become better at what we do. Unfortunately, this depends on the success of a feedback conversation. Not all feedback is taken positively and a number of factors influence how a feedback discussion will affect the person …

Don’t Do Public Speaking – Have A Conversation Instead by Peter Dhu

Just having a conversation may be one of the most powerful tools in your public speaking journey. Helping you move from fear and nerves to successful and engaging public speaking. Learn to be more conversational when public speaking. One of the issues with public speaking is that people want to be perfect, they are worried about being judged and what …

The Importance of Empathy When Having a Difficult Conversation by Violet Dhu

One of the reasons why people don’t achieve their goals in having difficult conversations is because we tend to focus on the other person and what the other person has done wrong and our own needs. We forget that in difficult conversations, that the other person also needs to feel listened to and validated. When we are anxious about having …

Dealing with Grief by Violet Dhu

An Update from Corporate Communication Experts When I think about the past few weeks, and the impact that COVID-19 has had on the world, our friends and our family, I have this image of a speeding, out of control, roller coaster ride. Peter and I, like many sole traders and small business owners right now, are living with uncertainty. As …

Experts repeat the question before answering, ensuring that the people hear both the question and response, resulting in clear messaging.

Please Repeat The Question When Answering Questions By Peter Dhu

When doing your question and answer session, make a habit of repeating the question before moving on to answer it. This should be a standard rule for all trainers, speakers, presenters and people doing media and press conferences. In the current climate of COVID-19 we are seeing a lot of live press conferences and media appearances by our politicians and …