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How to be Respectfully Effective with Politeness and Guiding

August 22, 20231 min read

Effective communication is like a great dance. It is learning how to be polite and how to guide. It's a balance of the two!

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We must realize that we each have a tendency to lean more toward politeness or guidance. That's ok. The skill is learning how to balance out our tendencies to bring BOTH sides into our interactions. When we do we become RESPECTFULLY EFFECTIVE!

Watch and see what I mean: 


And what to we gain from being respectfully effective?

  • We help them reach their goals

  • Resulting in happier patients and families

  • Leading to raving fans who want to refer others to us

Now THAT sounds like a win!

I love to help others learn these skills. I have found it takes more than learning about them. It takes feedback and coaching in a trust-filled environment to see the greatest progress. Reach out and I would love to share more with you.

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Amy Demas

Communication trainer and coach for individuals and businesses.

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