#036 : 5 Simple Steps to Communicate Clearly [Podcast]

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Communicate Clearly

Communicating from a place of love will help get your message heard.  In this session of The DancePreneuring Studio, I share 5 simple steps to communicate clearly so that your words and actions are honorable to all those involved.

Session Summary

  • Step to Success: Just as steps are necessary in a dance, there are steps to success in your life and business. In this segment, we discuss a step in the form of an app, a book, or a concept that will help you move forward.  Today’s step is taking ideas to implementation and achieving goals by using a 3-tiered structure so you will always accomplish a result:
  • Make sure you have a plan to execute idea to implementation. And get started, no matter how small.
    1. Write all your ideas down, no matter how trivial or massive they seem to be.
    2. Make a schedule to review them regularly. Some ideas will not be exciting anymore and it’s okay to cross them off your list.
    3. Be flexible if necessary on the execution. Allow for detours.
    • Minimum: What can you do that is a no-brainer, that you know you’ll do no matter what? I used the example of doing one push-up a day for a week.
    • Target: This is the middle range goal that you can shoot for, that can require a bit of a stretch. In my push-up example, maybe this could be 3-5 pushups a day.
    • Outrageous: This is beyond what you can see, but it’s still a possibility. What do you think about 20 push-ups a day?
  • The Dancers’ Dialect: Dance terminology as it relates to life and business.  This week is not a term but a process buy cheap tramadol online that I know you’ll find helpful. Whether it’s marking or going full out on choreography, focus on one thing you want to work on each time.  Maybe the first time it’s musicality, maybe the second time it’s the counts, and then maybe the third, will be emotional interpretation. It’ll be different for everyone.
  • Freestyle Flow: I talk about the importance of facing conflict and still treating others with kindness even if they don’t treat you respectfully.
  • Feature Presentation: It doesn’t take a lot to communicate clearly, it just takes intention.  Here are 5 steps that will help you communicate clearly in your life and in your business:
    • 1. No Weirdness Policy (What I communicate up front with clients as much as possible so that we have freedom of open communication.)
      2. Show respect and kindness regardless of the subject matter. Address the situation, not the perceived shortcomings of a person.
      3. Realize that everyone is your superior in some way. Not that they are better than you, but they might know something in some other area that you don’t know about.
      4. Don’t be afraid to apologize.
      5. Ask questions as to how the other person prefers communication. (Phone calls, face-to-face meetings, virtual meetings, texts, emails and/or project management systems)
  • What communication steps can you share that have helped your life and your business?

Links From This Session

Love is The Killer App Book

Basecamp

Article on Psychology Today about Goal Setting Not Working

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About the author, Annett

Annett Bone is the creator and host of The DancePreneuring Studio where she guides her listeners on a journey of transformation inspired by dance, life, and business. The podcast is a reflection of her personal adventure overcoming her fears and returning to her passion for dance after a 20+ year hiatus, the lessons that she has learned along the way, and proving that it’s never too late to be great.

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