Author Box
Articles Categories
All Categories
Articles Resources

Mind Mapping: Building Your Confidence With Better Communication Skills

April 16, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 167

I always used to believe there was a particular unspoken understanding amongst humans, hardwired into our nervous system and that if we act in a certain way then our counterpart will respond accordingly. I was wrong!

I think my confusion stemmed from a misplaced assumption that my counterpart would always respond to my positive acts with an appropriately positive communication! The point is that not everyone receives the same basic social training in the parental home and, therefore, as adults we do not all exhibit the same responses in particular situations.

This can make useful, productive communication at home and at work difficult, creating unnecessary arguments and impeding the progress of your career! Add to this the obvious differences in communicating how one thinks and feels, inherent in a multi-cultural society - and you will understand why Mind Map has proved so useful in personal and workplace training!

Bedrock of Self-Esteem

Good communication skills are the bedrock of how to motivate your staff, boost creativity and improve employer/employee relations. For individuals seeking employment, excellent communication skills is very high on the list of personal attributes that employers demand when hiring or promoting employees. People who take the time to improve their communication skills through Mind Map Mentoring find that it greatly increases their self-esteem.

Communication Takes Many Forms

In times of difficulty, when an individual is struggling with managing life's changes and feeling a distinct lack of self-esteem, a kind word or an offer of help communicates that they are worth more than they think - it tells them that you think they are worth helping. This type of communication costs the giver very little effort, but it can be of tremendous value and significance to help someone regain their confidence and self-motivation.

Selfless acts of kindness and practical offers of help can be courageous acts that reveal the strength of your character and communicate your personal integrity to those around you. Just as withholding supportive communication can be seen as an almost hostile act. After all, showing care for a stranger or the weaker person is at the very core of true humanity.

Mind Map Training for Improved Communication

In terms of effective verbal communication, the one main question is this:

Can you silence your inner thoughts and actively listen to the person in front of you, so you actually hear what they have to say? When you stand before a person who has an opposing point of view and are able to have a constructive discussion, this shows a healthy and positive readiness to, at least, listen carefully and understand why they hold a contrary point of view.

Don't Feel Cut Off

Some of us have been effectively silenced from our natural desire to communicate what we really feel or believe by all types of external pressure. This can be detrimental and individuals can find themselves cut off from who they really are and what they really want to achieve in life.

Mind mapping is an excellent brain-training system that encourages participants to speak up in guided sessions, knowing that whatever they contribute will be listened to and valued for its uniqueness. This is a key part of building your confidence through mind mapping.

Positive Personal Development

Thought mapping is great system, allowing people to get in touch with their true self and promoting self-growth and positive personal development. Once you have experienced the non-judgemental, active listening that is an essential component of mapping your mind for success - you also learn the value of listening carefully to what the people around you have to say!

This creates better communication and more harmony in family relationships, with friends and with work colleagues. Mind mapping, also known as thought mapping and concept mapping, is a great tool for weeding out false pre-conceived notions and the negative stereotype thinking that impedes self-growth and personal development.

Mind Mapping promotes meaningful conversations that produce positive results.

Trusting that this message reaches you in good health

Ronald M Allen Author Speaker Consultanthttp://www.ronaldmallen.com

Email: Toll Free: 1+877-880-0217 Office: 609-735-2761 Cell: 609-247-2799 Fax: 609-283-0217

RMA Group, LLC Managing Your Life's Way P.O. Box 432 Browns Mills, NJ 08015

Source: EzineArticles
Was this Helpful ?

Rate this Article

Article Tags:

Better Communication Skills


Thought Mapping


Positive Personal


Productive Communication


Self Esteem

In India, employment opportunities are set to grow by a good margin in the coming year, a phase which was started in the turn of the second decade of the 21st century. organisation, candidates with

By: Sarkariexam l Business > Careers Employment l April 01, 2013 lViews: 11717

Sometimes it is amazing to see that certain jobs can precipitate huge turnouts in the recruitment drives. It is as if thousands of people were waiting for the vacancy advertisements and the moment

By: Sarkariexam l Business > Careers Employment l December 30, 2012 lViews: 692

In recent times, jobs in healthcare segments have grown tremendously. It is anticipated that this growth curve will continue for the times to come. Various factors are responsible for this

By: Sarkariexam l Business > Career Advice l December 27, 2012 lViews: 449

Are you in a dilemma whether to choose web based CRM or not? If yes, don’t worry. You aren’t the sole person having this doubt.There are numerous firms trying to make out whether investing in a

By: Reneta Vasileva l Business > Customer Service l December 23, 2012 lViews: 410

If you think about it you will realize the fact that each business has its own set of risks that are involved in it.The trade secrets that you have and the information related to the business is what

By: brumbrum1 l Business > Risk Management l December 23, 2012 lViews: 264

As the time is changing, concierge management services are now growing despite the slowing economies of the world. The main reason of it is the need that is highly specific to the people who like to

By: willsmith10 l Business > Management l December 23, 2012 lViews: 334

If you run a business and you want to try and encourage your employees to pay more mind to their health and fitness there are many routes that you could go down. A lot of the time, those working in

By: Alan Trotterl Business > Workplace Communicationl October 25, 2012 lViews: 203

Effective staff communications are based on the quality of the questions you ask: not the answers you get. You'll only get useful answers when you ask good questions. Here are some questions that you

By: Leon Noonel Business > Workplace Communicationl June 14, 2012 lViews: 174

The workplace is your second home. In fact, some of you probably spend more time at work than you do at home. You are indeed fortunate if you have the opportunity to work in a job which you find

By: Myron Curryl Business > Workplace Communicationl June 14, 2012 lViews: 235

As the manager of a bank or other financial institution, you relay on strong communication and computers to keep information secure and transactions and other operations simple. Even a small-town

By: Kathryn Livelyl Business > Workplace Communicationl June 13, 2012 lViews: 220

Choosing positive words is an an important aspect of effective workplace communication. While great communication skills are essential for leaders, they are also necessary for employees. Read this

By: Harriet Meyersonl Business > Workplace Communicationl June 12, 2012 lViews: 189

Communication is important - it's actually vital to the operation of any good business, which is why various improvements have been made in this regard for a long time now. If you want to ensure that

By: Jesse M Nathaniell Business > Workplace Communicationl June 11, 2012 lViews: 222

To quote the American industrialist Harvey S. Firestone, "You get the best out of others when you give the best of yourself." Giving, often perceived as a selfless act, is in reality an action that

By: Ronald M Allenl Self Improvement > Abundance Prosperityl November 20, 2010 lViews: 185

Discuss this Article

comments powered by Disqus