How to Communicate Despite Technology

How to Communicate Despite Technology

Today’s society is filled with devices, apps, and software that make communication easier and faster. But are we communicating with others in the most appropriate and effective way? Are we causing more problems and headaches for ourselves by only communicating in 140 characters at a time? In this talk we will discuss the elements of interpersonal communication, the pitfalls of various methods of communication, and learn tools and strategies to put into immediate action. Attendees will leave with six action items to immediately use and improve their communication.

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Heather White

April 19, 2017
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  1. www.oneforall.events How to Communicate Despite Technology Heather White President: One

    for All Events @CattyHeather
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    LonestarPHP — 4/21/2017 Interpersonal Communication …what it really means. 2
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    LonestarPHP — 4/21/2017 3 Exchange Information
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    LonestarPHP — 4/21/2017 4 Exchange Information Share Feelings
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    LonestarPHP — 4/21/2017 5 Create Meaning Share Feelings
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    LonestarPHP — 4/21/2017 6 Create Meaning Verbal & Non-Verbal
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    LonestarPHP — 4/21/2017 7 Verbal
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    LonestarPHP — 4/21/2017 8 Verbal
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    LonestarPHP — 4/21/2017 9 Verbal
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    LonestarPHP — 4/21/2017 10 Verbal
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    LonestarPHP — 4/21/2017 11 Non-Verbal
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    LonestarPHP — 4/21/2017 12 Non-Verbal
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    LonestarPHP — 4/21/2017 13 Non-Verbal
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    LonestarPHP — 4/21/2017 14 Non-Verbal
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    LonestarPHP — 4/21/2017 Elements of Interpersonal Communication …6 things that must be understood 15
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    LonestarPHP — 4/21/2017 16 Communicators
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    LonestarPHP — 4/21/2017 18 Two-way Process
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    LonestarPHP — 4/21/2017 19 The Message
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    LonestarPHP — 4/21/2017 20 The Message
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    LonestarPHP — 4/21/2017 21 The Message
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    LonestarPHP — 4/21/2017 22 Noise
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    LonestarPHP — 4/21/2017 23 Feedback
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    LonestarPHP — 4/21/2017 24 Social Context
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    LonestarPHP — 4/21/2017 25 The Channel
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    LonestarPHP — 4/21/2017 Advantages & Disadvantages …but how should I communicate??? 26
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    LonestarPHP — 4/21/2017 27 Text-based communication 1. Email 2. SMS Text Messages 3. Social Media Interaction 4. Instant Messaging
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    LonestarPHP — 4/21/2017 28 Text-based communication 1. Concise 2. On record 3. Precise 4. Organized Advantages
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    LonestarPHP — 4/21/2017 29 Text-based communication 1. No tone 2. Misinterpreted 3. Impersonal 4. No back-n-forth Disadvantages
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    LonestarPHP — 4/21/2017 30 Voice
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    LonestarPHP — 4/21/2017 31 Voice Advantages 1. Little Attention 2. Express Inflection 3. Good for several people
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    LonestarPHP — 4/21/2017 32 Voice Disadvantages 1. Speaking over 2. No record 3. Hard to hear sometimes
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    LonestarPHP — 4/21/2017 33 Video Call
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    LonestarPHP — 4/21/2017 34 Video Call Advantages 1. Express body language 2. Sending files or texts
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    LonestarPHP — 4/21/2017 35 Video Call Disadvantages 1. A lot of bandwidth 2. Bad connections 3. Threshold for effectiveness
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    LonestarPHP — 4/21/2017 36 In Person
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    LonestarPHP — 4/21/2017 37 In Person Advantages 1. Full body language & expression 2. No interruptions 3. Fluid conversations
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    LonestarPHP — 4/21/2017 38 In Person Disadvantages 1. People are everywhere 2. Keeping record is subjective 3. Timing is difficult
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    LonestarPHP — 4/21/2017 Murphy’s Laws of Communication …I didn’t say that!!! 39
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    LonestarPHP — 4/21/2017 Osmo Wiio gives us some communication maxims similar to Murphy's law: (Osmo Wiio, Wiio's Laws--and Some Others (Espoo, Finland: Welin-Goos, 1978): 40 If communication can fail, it will. If a message can be understood in different ways, it will be understood in just that way which does the most harm. There is always somebody who knows better than you what you meant by your message. The more communication there is, the more difficult it is for communication to succeed.
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    LonestarPHP — 4/21/2017 41 Interpersonal Communication is HARD!
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    LonestarPHP — 4/21/2017 43 Behavior
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    LonestarPHP — 4/21/2017 Advice & Tips for Communicating It is easier than it seems… 44
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    LonestarPHP — 4/21/2017 Get some humility 45
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    LonestarPHP — 4/21/2017 46 Talk about people and actions.
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    LonestarPHP — 4/21/2017 49 Staging of complexity
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    LonestarPHP — 4/21/2017 50 “Technologists typically work on very complicated things. The average business person doesn’t understand technology at a granular level, nor do they care to. A technologist who is able to clearly explain how technology works in a way that’s both easily digestible and interesting is extremely valuable to a team.” Trevor Simm, founder and president of OpalStaff.
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    LonestarPHP — 4/21/2017 Who, What, How…? What am I trying to accomplish? 51
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    LonestarPHP — 4/21/2017 52 What do I want from my co-worker? 1. Imparting information 2. Asking for support 3. Looking for an action or decision
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    LonestarPHP — 4/21/2017 53 What information do they need from me to accomplish it? 1. Data 2. Knowlege 3. A demonstration
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    LonestarPHP — 4/21/2017 54 What do they already know and what is missing? 1. Know their familiarity with your topic 2. Start your explanation off where their understanding stops 3. Link to their own situation/experience
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    LonestarPHP — 4/21/2017 55 How am I going to tell them? 1. Make it clear. 2. Make it real. 3. Keep it relevant
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    LonestarPHP — 4/21/2017 56 Correct as you go - Checking for understanding 1. Solicit questions. 2. Simplify your message. 3. Watch for clues to know you are understood.
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    LonestarPHP — 4/21/2017 Be Aware!!! Bad communication habits… 57
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    LonestarPHP — 4/21/2017 58 Be aware of interrupting!
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    LonestarPHP — 4/21/2017 59 Listen actively!
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    LonestarPHP — 4/21/2017 60 Avoid negative questions!
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    LonestarPHP — 4/21/2017 61 Take Aways: 1. Communication is an interactive process. 2. Be aware of context and preconceptions. 3. Body language is just as important, if not more, than content. 4. Know the purpose of your conversation 5. Speak concisely, clearly, and use action words 6. Be aware of bad habits.
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    LonestarPHP — 4/21/2017 One for All Events, LLC heather@oneforall.events Twitter: @CattyHeather Questions? 62 Slides: