Talking my way through it

Over the years, many of my school teachers wrote a similar comment on my report card, “a joy to have in class but talks too much.”  I urged my parents to focus on the “joy” but they wanted me to work on the “talking”.   I now recognize my talking wasn’t negative but it might have been disruptive.

I haven’t stopped talking but I’ve gotten better at waiting my turn!   So imagine my ‘joy’ when three people over the course of a weekend encouraged me to share my skill and comfort at conversation with others.

Through this blog, I hope to share ideas about how I use communication to connect with others.  This ability has helped me in several industries such as fund raising, community relations  school administration and now in sales.

Of course, I think I talked my husband into marrying me and I never stop talking to my three children (sometimes they even listen.)

I believe how we create dialogue with others is a key strategy for success.  So I hope you offer feedback, question my ideas or suggest tips that have worked for you in the comments section.  Of course, you can always e-mail me and we can just…talk.

I’ll get us started: “Hello, my name is Sarah.  What is yours?”

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton