The 4 Steps of Nonviolent Communication

One of my favorite models of oral communication - and one I find very effective for solving personal conflicts - is Marshall Rosenberg's theory of nonviolent communication. The goal of nonviolent communication is to express ourselves authentically and honestly, to listen with empathy and to deal with potential conflict respectfully and considerately. The foundation of nonviolent communication is the willingness … Continue reading The 4 Steps of Nonviolent Communication

6 Secrets of Persuasion

If you need to communicate professionally, you've probably read your way through tomes of sales and negotiation literature by now. There is a plethora of tactics, techniques and tricks out there which purport to help you sway partners over to your side. But what is the underlying foundation of all these techniques?  How can they … Continue reading 6 Secrets of Persuasion

3 Secrets of Communicating with Gifted Children

If you have a gifted child, you've got a lot on your plate. Highly intelligent children are not only extremely sensitive and curious, they can also be strong willed and "difficult" - they want to be treated as equals. They usually have strong egos, creative, original ideas, a strong sense of justice, are analytical and … Continue reading 3 Secrets of Communicating with Gifted Children

Bulls-eye translations! Mitten ins Schwarze treffen

Hi, To reach your target, you need to communicate confidently. You need multilingual proficiency and cultural insight. But you also need craftsmanship. You need to know how to write a decent text. Every field has its own "lingo" and every institutional customer might have their own style guide to abide by. That's all very well … Continue reading Bulls-eye translations! Mitten ins Schwarze treffen