April 12, 2017

How Not To Be The Sean Spicer of Chiropractic

By chirosushi In Chiropractic Success, Communication

Without a doubt, Sean Spicer is struggling with his position as press secretary.

It almost reminds us of former New York Yankee Chuck Knoblauch when he was going through his miserable year of just stupid errors…

So how can you avoid becoming the Sean Spicer of Chiropractic?

Know your audience and know your information

Know your research, your data and know who you are speaking to. Spicer is set up to fail, but that should mean he’s bringing his A-game

Spicer is set up to fail, but that should mean he’s bringing his A-game everyday – instead of giving information that is not confident nor correct.

Be Aware

The first step to body language improvement is awareness. Start to pay attention to everything you do, and when you do it. The other day, I noticed I play with my earring when talking to certain people or about certain topics; with that realization I can better understand why I do it and what it means. Awareness is half the battle.

Never talk over people or finish other peoples sentences

It’s disrespectful, rude and unprofessional.

Learn to bite your tongue. Even if you’re worried that you’ll forget what you were going to say if you wait until the other person is finished speaking, bite your tongue. And, if you do forget what you were going to say in the next 30 seconds, it probably wasn’t all that important anyway.

Listen Actively

Listening well improves the quality of the relationships you have with clients, friends, co-workers, or family members. Ineffective listening can damage relationships and deteriorate the trust that you have with your clients. The price of poor listening is many lost selling opportunities.

It’s said that more than 60 percent of all problems existing between people and within businesses is a result of faulty communication. A failure to actively listen can result in mistakes and misunderstandings.

Maintain Eye Contact

It is great to maintain eye contact when talking to a person however it can become a bit creepy and uncomfortable if you stare intensely at them. To combat this, break eye contact every 5 seconds or so. When breaking the eye contact don’t look down as this might indicate the ending of your part of the conversation. Instead, look up or to the side as if your are remembering something. Try it just now: don’t move your head, and think about the first time you started school. You will notice your eyes might move up or to the side as you try to remember this. So when your listener sees this they will think you are trying to remember something and keep on listening to you.