July 2010

"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."    

- Maya Angelou

At the beginning of the year, I asked you for the communication problems you face. One of my readers explained her biggest issue:

What drives me crazy? --- Overly demanding and loud people (the ME, ME. ME group) who "muscle" and steam-roll over others with verbal, and sometimes even physical, intimidation.

I can certainly relate to this concern. I think all of us have coworkers, clients, friends, or family members who act this way. 

Ask yourself if this demanding person is always like this. Or is this a one-time occurrence that may have been caused by a particular situation that caused the person to act out of character? I know I have had my own moments of being verbally intimidating, and have regretted it afterward (see my September 2007 issue.) If the outburst is out of character, give the person the benefit of the doubt. Know that all of us have our moments that usually have nothing to do with the people we are with, but more to do with our own feelings of vulnerability or fear. Read more...

Communication Coaching
If you need training in communication, consider one-on-one coaching with me. I offer individualized Communication Coaching. No matter what your communication needs (improving your grammar and sentence structure,  putting together and rehearsing a presentation and getting over your nerves, dealing with difficult people, leading a team, crafting your sales message), I can help. If you need to make real personalized progress, call 210-863-2250 or email crystal@crystaldarby.com for a free initial consultation and assessment.

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Last month, I asked

what the next four letters were in this series.
Y  Y  H  L  Y  E  Y  T ...
Joan Frenzel knew that these were the last letters of the months of the year, so the correct answer was R, R, R, R.

Here is this month's puzzle: in English, adjectives usually precede the noun they modify (sunny skies, new design, peaceful community). The first person to provide an example where the adjective follows the noun will win a $25 gift certificate from Nicavid's Bakery and Cafe. (Please use the phrase in a sentence.)

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