You Can't Not Communicate

Written by Kevin Eikenberry

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Keeping these components in mind, I believe that there are at least five things that you can do if you want to do a better job of communicating during all those times you aren’t thinking about communicating.

Be aware. The first step to improving our subconscious communication skills is to be aware of how pervasive our communication is. Awareness helps us bring things out ofrepparttar subconscious and up to a conscious level. It is atrepparttar 146907 conscious level we can work on them.

Be vigilant. Once we have decided we want to improve these skills and are aware ofrepparttar 146908 factors involved, we have to pay attention. Begin to more carefully notice how people react to you. Confirm your observations by restating your points if you feel you are miscommunicating. Being vigilant means taking more care and paying closer attention to your communication style and results.

Get feedback. I have learned overrepparttar 146909 years that in some casesrepparttar 146910 tone of my voice is too strong - that even when I’m not upset or frustrated by something,repparttar 146911 tone of my voice sometimes sends a different message. Without this feedback I wouldn’t even be aware of this issue. Withrepparttar 146912 feedback I can improve. Of course, you may receive positive feedback too – about things you are unaware of that serve you well. It is important to receive bothrepparttar 146913 encouragement andrepparttar 146914 corrective ideas.

Make a plan. Work onrepparttar 146915 areas you have noticed. Work onrepparttar 146916 things you received feedback on. Practice new or different techniques. This step is all about modifying and reforming your habits into more successful ones.

Continuerepparttar 146917 loop. Awareness, vigilance, feedback and practice arerepparttar 146918 steps in a learning loop that you can apply over and over to continue to improve your subconscious communication skills.


The grammar isn’t great, butrepparttar 146919 logic is perfect – you can’t not communicate. All of our actions, words and non actions send a message to those around us. To become more effective and better understood, we first need to recognize this fact, then take action to change our communications habits so we are communicating what we want to communicate, more ofrepparttar 146920 time.

Kevin Eikenberry is a leadership expert and the Chief Potential Officer of The Kevin Eikenberry Group (, a learning consulting company. To receive a free Special Report on leadership that includes resources, ideas, and advice go to or call us at (317) 387-1424 or 888.LEARNER.

Cell Phone Batteries, Life Expectancy

Written by Brady Middleton

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Taking care of your Cell Phone Batteries:

It is not a good idea to leave your cell phone in your vehicle on days when it is either extremely hot or extremely cold. If you do need to leave your phone in your vehicle under extreme temps, make sure to turn your cell phone off. Do not leave your cell phone plugged intorepparttar car charger continuously because every time your vehicle is started equals a “charge cycle”. This is one of common reasons for short cell phone battery life. Should your phone become completely discharged, be sure to recharge your cell phone as soon as possible. Try to avoid leaving a battery unused for long extensions of time (two months or more). If your cell phone battery goes to long without a charge, it may not be able to recharge when needed.

Following these few tips will help extendrepparttar 146585 life of your cell phone batteries to assure that your cell phone will be accessible when you most need it. If you are like me, that means all ofrepparttar 146586 time! It is hard to remember a time before cell phones!

Brady Middelton writes articles in the telecommuniations field. He specializes in cell phones and cell phone batteries. Be sure to read his articles about cell phone batteries and their usage!

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