Would you like to have a reliable roadmap to achieve confident and caring communication everywhere you go? Well, that’s what the Talk2Me© system helps you achieve, in just minutes. Sound too good to be true? Miracles happen at every mile marker on the two-way communication Highway of Life. I recommend, of course, that you know your communicator style, who is either an Empathizer-type or an Instigator-type, and learn to break down walls while adopting the strengths of your opposite communicator type. It’s not as hard as it sounds, mind you!
FOR THE EMPATHIZERS…YOU CAN ADOPT ONE OR ALL OF THESE SECRET INSTIGATOR STRENGTHS
Here’s the Empathizer roadmap from What I Admire About Instigator Communicators discussions which I record on workshop easel boards. These are the directions which Empathizer workshop participants devised to get to the opposite side of Talk Street without getting run over in the crush of oncoming traffic.
• RISK TAKERS
• TIMELY AT ADDRESSING ISSUES
• LIKELY NOT TO WORRY AS MUCH AS E’S
DO YOU HAVE AN ORANGE TATOO ON YOUR RIGHT ARM?
Which traits will you Empathizer communicators tattoo in orange on your right arms? Will you adopt and utilize one or more of these strengths of your opposing communicator type today?
THE EMPATHIZER ROADMAP FOR INSTIGATORS
Here’s the Instigator roadmap from the What I Admire About Empathizer Communicators roadmap discussions with trainees. Here are the directions for how to get to the opposite side of Talk Boulevard without getting squeezed in a traffic jam that makes you want to pump the horn impatiently.
FOR THE INSTIGATORS — YOU CAN ADOPT ONE OR ALL OF THESE SECRET EMPATHIZER STRENGTHS
Here are the directions for how to get to the opposite side of Talk Boulevard without getting squeezed in a traffic jam that makes you want to pump the horn impatiently.
• ARE PATIENT
• SHOW CONCERN AND EMOTION WITHOUT BEING FAKE
• ARE EASY-GOING
• ARE CAUTIOUS—THEY THINK BEFORE THEY SPEAK
• ARE RESERVED
• HAVE BETTER LISTENING SKILLS
• ARE LOYAL
• ARE NURTURING
DO YOU HAVE A BLUE TATOO ON YOUR LEFT ARM?
Which traits will you Instigator communicators tattoo in blue on your left arms? Have you adopted just one of these strengths of your opposing communicator type today?
DOCTORS OF COMMUNICATION…DOCS…TALK DOCS
O.K. my big, brainy, bunch of high I.Q. Doctors of Communication – DOCS. It’s all up to you, my dear Talk DOCS. Are you still wearing your white laboratory coat, or are you wearing your new tie-dyed coat, made from a blending of the co-communicator colors of ocean blue and burnt orange? I know, I know. You wouldn’t be caught dead in a sterile white coat of missed communication opportunities that nets anything but high grades on your I.Q. Leader Climate Survey….
So, you’ve got your roadmap….What ya gonna to do with it?
ABOUT “TALK DOC” DENNIS E. O’GRADY, PSY.D.
Dr. Dennis O’Grady is the new Talk Doc in town, a corporate consultant, team trainer, and the insightful, original developer and researcher of the Talk to Me© positive and effective communication system. T2Me has been successfully implemented in multi-generational family companies and couples communication training.