“Personally, I have had some serious trouble with accurate and effective communication during my lifetime, particularly back in my childhood, teenage and early college years. On the one hand, people usually liked me; I had a bunch of good friends and was rather a social kind of a kid. On the other hand, I can’t even count how many times I flunked really important exams in my life because of the inability to send precise messages, to listen carefully, perceive what others were telling me without judgements or adjust what I wanted to say so my colleagues could understand what I really meant. Too many times I would lose my chances for a second date with girls I liked because I never knew when to shut up, stop “being funny and cool,” and just start listening instead.”

Excerpt From: Ian Tuhovsky. “Communication Skills Training: A Practical Guide to Improving Your Social Intelligence, Presentation, Persuasion and Public Speaking (Positive Psychology Coaching Series Book 9).” iBooks.

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