Sunday, May 22, 2005

Communication Skills : Males - Females

Suggestions for Women (when you talk to men)
  • Be more competitive
  • Use less tag lines
  • Say what you mean
  • Speak with assertiveness
  • Sit side by side
  • Ask questions when you are looking for answers
  • Be more direct use less emotions
  • Speak up offer more opinions
  • Don't be submissive

Suggestions for Men (when you talk to women)

  • Don't interrupt
  • Make eye contact
  • Not a win-lose situation
  • Make listening noises/gestures
  • Actually listen (read between the lines)
  • Stop what you are doing
  • Ask indirect questions
  • Pay attention to body language
  • Don't dominate conversation
  • Start conversations
  • Don't focus on solving the problem right way