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Listen and Talk to Me
18 June 2017

How Do I Get People to Listen and Talk to Me?

Getting people to listen and talk to you is more of an art than of charisma. You don't have to be highly intelligent, or possess a charismatic personality for people to want to hear what you have to say. With time and patience, you can master a few things that will ensure that people would be willing to hear you out.

Greg Baker
Words Define Us
14 May 2017

Your Words Define You More Than Your Actions Do

We think that our actions define us more than our words. But the reality is exactly the opposite. Our actions are important, but our actions are psychologically used to judge the truth of our words, and judging the truth of our words is an act of judging who you are as a person. Be careful what you say.

Greg Baker
Let Your Teenager Disagree With You
09 May 2017

How to Let Your Teenager Disagree With You

There is some debate over whether or not you should allow your teenager to disagree with you. I'm of the mind that if the teenager doesn't have a platform to voice his or her disagreements, you could isolate your teenager from you in a way that you would not like.

Greg Baker
Being Lied To
04 May 2017

How to Handle Being Lied To

Someone lied to you. It hurt. But now what? How do you handle being lied to, particularly by someone you love and perhaps once trusted?

Greg Baker
Being Blunt and Tactful
01 May 2017

When to Be Blunt and When to Be Tactful

Knowing when to be blunt and when to be tactful will save your relationships. Each has its place in your communication with others, so know when to do each.

Greg Baker
Listening is the most important communication skill
24 April 2017

The Most Important Social and Communication Skill Ever

Which communication skill is the most important? There are so many things that could go on a list of important skills to develop when building or establishing a relationship. Of all the communication skills and social skills you could learn, there is one that stands out above all others. Over the years of counselling and out of all the supposed words of wisdom that I've uttered since the day I started helping people, there is one skill that has done more for my ability to help others than any other.

Greg Baker
Getting your children to listen
22 April 2017

Tips on Getting Your Children to Listen to You

Getting your children to listen to you can be a problem at times. You've probably already tried a variety of methods from shouting, finger pointing, scowling, threatening, and the infamous counting to ten--or else. Try these tips instead.

Greg Baker
express yourself and talk with others
21 April 2017

How to Express Yourself to Others

One of the hardest things to do when you're communicating with someone is to express yourself in a way that really conveys what you think and feel. How many times have you said something that just didn't come out the way you wanted it to? How many times have we said something that we really didn't mean, but we were too frustrated to stop it from being said? What's more, some people have a fear of expressing themselves at all. They're afraid to say something that might cost them a friendship. Or they bottle everything up tight and seize up at the mere thought of sharing their true emotions. This can be conquered.

Greg Baker