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How and why to pause when negotiating or confronting

By |Apr 4th, 2019|Articles|

Here’s an excerpt from my article which was published on the FutureFemales.co blog, in March 2019, where the [...]

How to Start? 20 Seconds of Insane Courage

By |Feb 8th, 2019|Articles, Home|

By Telana Simpson One of my favourite movie quotes is from the film “We Bought a Zoo”.  It’s [...]

A Case Statement: Live Communication Coaching for Executives

By |Jun 10th, 2017|case studies|

A Case Statement for how the Live Communication Coaching will help Executives to Shine: The World today is competitive. [...]

How to have a difficult conversation with your Child

By |Mar 25th, 2016|Articles|

When a writer for a magazine asked me to comment on an article she was writing about having difficult conversations with your child, the scenario she put forward brought up my own memory of a similar situation I had with a cute boy and my mother. As I put on my daughter hat, and with hindsight all these years later, the pointers I am about to share would have saved me a lot of fuss and years of wondering about ‘what could have been’. And it might have helped me to learn my own lessons about intimate relationships a lot sooner. […]

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How to have a difficult conversation with your Boss

By |Apr 16th, 2015|Articles|

By Telana Simpson The dynamics between us and authority figures, and our views on those in positions of power, contribute significantly to the way we engage in difficult conversations with them. They are, after all, still human beings like us, as fallible as the next person. Yet they play a different role, and that role often has the ability to influence our life considerably. This fact though shouldn’t stop us from having conversations that count with them, and especially when the issue or outcome of that conversation impacts our quality of life. To have a vigorous conversation with your Manager at work, here are a few pointers to keep in mind, and to open the way for a more mutually beneficial outcome. […]

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Coaching Case Study of a Director

By |Feb 20th, 2015|Articles, case studies|

When I met BP, he was a Sales Director, following having run his own company for a while. He felt he was fighting his way back to find himself, after the life altering experience of having to close down his company. With losing his business, he felt he had lost his self confidence and esteem, his personal sense of power and was feeling battered and like he had climbed into a shell. He avoided confrontation, would listen more and talk little, and so wasn’t voicing his opinions at work. He felt that due to him being reserved, he was not being recognized for the contribution he was and could make to the company he was now the Sales Director of. […]

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The Long Distance Parent

By |Feb 16th, 2015|Articles|

By Sphumelele Cele [everyone calls her Pumi] Parenting is a lifelong, beautiful challenge. Having distance between parent and [...]

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How to have a difficult conversation

By |Jan 14th, 2015|Articles, Home|

Written by Telana Simpson If we change the type of conversations we have, could we thereby change our [...]

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How the way we compare data and information affects communication

By |Nov 17th, 2014|Articles|

Written by Telana Simpson Frames of Mind– Part 3 We’ve been exploring Frames of Mind that are common, especially in the work place, and how they effect communication. We looked at the preferred size of information people use when communicating and reasoning in Part 1, and the frames of mind about dealing with instructions in Part 2. The last frame of mind in this series that I’d like to share with you is about how we work with and compare data and information. […]

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How taking different perspectives can improve your communication

By |Sep 24th, 2014|Articles|

Ever taken a moment to step back and think about how the position from which you are perceiving something is influencing your communication in that moment? Well I invite you now to pause for a moment and explore a concept with me in NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) called “Perceptual Positions”. […]

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