Gumby's Circus by Holly Harman

By Holly Harman

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When you fail to use the word "I," people often won't understand who the events happened to. For example: "You wouldn't believe the service! You go off to dinner, and someone cleans up your room while you're gone! " The speaker was talking Page 15 about her trip, but her use of the word "you" made it seem like it was the listener who had the experience. Look at how much clearer the message would have been if the speaker had owned her statements by using the word "I": "I couldn't believe the service!

Your conversation will be far more interesting when you tell how you relate to those facts. Own your statements by using the word "I" when you are talking about yourself. When you fail to use the word "I," people often won't understand who the events happened to. For example: "You wouldn't believe the service! You go off to dinner, and someone cleans up your room while you're gone! " The speaker was talking Page 15 about her trip, but her use of the word "you" made it seem like it was the listener who had the experience.

Yes I am. ") If you are wrong, the other person will most likely correct you. ("No, I'm not angry. ") 5. Especially if your original active listening proved inaccurate, you may want to try again, active listening to the response you got in Step 4. ") Or you may want to go back to Step 1 and wait for another opportunity. Here are some more examples of how this skill works: Page 35 Irv: I'm sorry we went to visit my mom. ] You seem angry. Irv: I am. The way she tried to force me to eat more food, the way she asked me if I've "finally" found a job I can hold .

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