9 Powerful Steps to Manage Difficult Conversations Like a Pro
I'm always on the look out for information on how to interact better with people. I tend to shut down during difficult conversations.
I have not succeeded on using these suggestions. I post it here to keep it marked so I can go back and review ideas.
#7 is extremely difficult when I often don't know what I feel about a conversation until hours or days later.
If I know a difficult conversation is coming up, I prefer to talk it over with my counselor and review different options of how to handle the conversation. I realize that one of the suggestions is not to "over prepare." I don't expect the conversation I practice to be the one I actually have with the person I am talking to. I am hoping to review this many more times. I feel that these are key ideas to communicating. Not every conversation is with a friend in complete agreement with me. I would add a step before the conversation I would pray. With someone I love and shares my faith in Christ, I actually say a prayer with them and invite the Holy Spirit to prepare the way for both people.