Just a smidge stressed…

I learned something at work today – I don’t communicate as well as I think I do.  I had a few stressful hours trying to clarify some rather complex issues.  The other parties involved were  intelligent people and, in fact, I quite enjoy working with them.  But the difficulties I was having were really stressing me out.

I think I might actually do one of my more serious posts on the topic of effective communication now I’m thinking of it.  But not today.  This video shows me releasing my stress today:

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8 responses to “Just a smidge stressed…

  1. Nice video again.

    Smidge. A great word. It’s not used enough in my opinion.

    Zoning out is a horrible, but natural, thing that happens to the best of us. Thanks for the tips.

  2. I tend to go with: “I clearly haven’t understood that, could you try explaining that again?” It makes it sound like I’ve been trying to understand but haven’t quite got it – without making it sound like they’re talking gibberish.

    Of course, I run the risk there of them deciding I’m an idiot, but as long as they’re not making decisions affecting my pay I’ll take that chance.

    Hope the shed-ghosts don’t cause you too much stress.

  3. Er, what was that again.. I wasn’t listening.

  4. Massif: it often causes less stress if someone thinks you’re stupid rather than making it clear you think they are the stupid one. Regardless of where the truth lies.

    Michelle: the story of my life.

  5. Will

    Reminds me that ‘Catch me if you can’ movie, where as a doctor, he clearly has no idea what one guy has just said, so he pauses, then asks the other doctor “Do you concur?”

  6. Another excellent strategy.

  7. We all get stressed from time to time, some just show it more than others

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