Big Tip for Negotiation & Productive Communication: Less is more. | The power of direct, simple assertiveness. Say less!

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This excerpt emphasizes the importance of clear and direct communication, highlighting how unnecessary complexity often hinders effective interaction.
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By illustrating scenarios of straightforward versus convoluted communication, the author underscores the power and efficiency of assertiveness in achieving goals.
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The author eloquently demonstrates how simplicity in communication not only enhances effectiveness but also fosters a sense of grace and ease in navigating interpersonal interactions.
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Post by Emmanuel Asamoah 5 »

Thank you for this insightful and thorough explanation of the power of direct, assertive communication. You've eloquently addressed a question I had been pondering - why people often fail to get what they want despite their best efforts.

Your examples perfectly illustrate how being concise and straightforward is the most effective approach, even if it may seem counterintuitive to some. Many people believe that you have to beat around the bush or use elaborate language to get what you want, but as you've pointed out, this often backfires. Why do you think this misconception is so widespread?

I greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your wisdom on this important topic.

Swimmingly💖,
“There is beauty in our unity no matter how harsh that war is, and no matter the result or winner. There is beauty even in losing if we do it together."
Eckhart Aurelius Hughes
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Post by Risper Ouma Lisa Anyango »

You have completely hot the point. One weird believe I have is that when you say alot, people lose confidence in your words and saying little but straight to the point makes people believe that they know what you want and what your saying has more value
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Post by Priyankan Nayak »

I agree with you, Scott. To make your opinions clear to the other person you are communicating with, it is very much essential that you first have a clear approach to what you are trying to say in your head first. Compose your thoughts first, then speak confidently, clearly and in a polite manner. Every being deserves to be respected. If someone is communicating aggressively then it's their fault that they can't control their anger. They aren't master of the emotions and words that come out of their mouth. Present your views in a clear, confident way so that people take your words and views seriously.
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I agree that making a mountain out of a molehill is unnecessary. I have someone in my family who is a professional at it. I like to sit back, laugh, and enjoy her 'dog chasing its tail' activity as the mountain eventually crumbles down around her.
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Post by Raymonda Onwuka 1 »

This post hits the nail on the head. We all get stuck talking around the issue instead of clearly stating our needs. The customer service examples perfectly illustrate how direct communication saves everyone time and frustration.

Being assertive doesn't mean being rude, it's about clear and confident communication.

By avoiding unnecessary details and getting to the point, we can achieve our goals with more ease and grace. It might seem simple, but it's a powerful skill!
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Post by Alida Spies »

I agree that clear, succinct communication is the best way to address a problem or negotiation. I don't enjoy the time wasters, especially when I'm behind them in a queue.

Thank you for sharing.
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Post by Wemby Jordan »

Wow. This is actually true. Being direct helps people in a lot of ways to save time and other things. Time is a commodity we can't afford.
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