Shawn Kent Hayashi heads The Professional Development Group, and is the author of Conversations for Change: 12 Ways to Say it Right When it Matters Most.
I have been studying and researching communications issues and conversation styles for 20 years. During this time, I have identified 12 types of conversations that are vital for us as entrepreneurs:
- Conversation for Connection
Connecting with others happens when we slow down enough to be in the present and really listen to one another. Rapport building requires listening now. Can you be here now? Powerful listening causes trust to grow. As entrepreneurs, this conversation is vital to starting new client relationships and engaging people who will want to work with us.