Funny Motivational Speaker Linda Larsen presents...

Linda's Positively Speaking Blog

Rants & Raves by Funny Motivational Speaker Linda Larsen

May
2011

The Frown, The Smirk and The Snort - Part II

By Linda Larsen - Thursday, May 19, 2011
Featured Image

So in my previous post, we learned what you should NEVER do when someone says something you absolutely know is incorrect. Today, let's look at some things you can do when facing this situation:

  1. Check out what's inside your brain. It should NOT be, "I'll show her how wrong she is." It should rather be: "Hmm. I wonder if she knows something I don't know about this."
  2. Listen. Listen. Listen. Let her say everything she has to say before you interject anything (especially that frowning, smirky, snort.)
  3. After you have heard her, say the following words: "Wow. That's interesting. That's not what I understood about this. Tell me more." (I know... probably the LAST thing you want to say.)
  4. If you need to share what you think to be true, you can later say something like, "That really is interesting. I had been under the impression that...(here you can share your understanding.) But I certainly could be wrong."

Watch what happens! You will be surprised how many times the other person says, "Oh, well, maybe I'm wrong too, but..." Or maybe they won't. But one thing is for sure; you didn't make her look wrong and/or be bad and you have not only spared a relationship, you may have actually strengthened it.

There is a bonus to this technique, also. To her - and especially to anyone watching - this approach will make you look really, really good. You see, if you are indeed right that she is wrong, the other people in the room probably know it also. Then, if you do NOT attempt to correct her, the onlookers will see you as a person of grace, compassion and caring.

And what was it your mother use to tell you? I think it was something like, "Wipe that smirk off your face!" Good advice. *** Are you a visual learner? If so, checkout the video blog this coming Friday for an entertaining and funny review of this topic.

Linda Larsen, CSP, humorist and motivational keynote speaker, brings entertaining, content-rich, hilarious and riveting presentations to conferences world-wide. She is passionate about helping people realize their fullest potential in every area of their lives and live with what she calls, "Honker Happiness." Best-selling author of 12 Secrets to High Self-Esteem audio program, 5 video programs and the critically acclaimed book, True Power. She can be reached at http://www.lindalarsen.com and 941-927-4700

About the Author

Linda Larsen, CSP, CPAE is a Hall of Fame Speaker, professional actress, best-selling author and serious lover of doggies. Linda speaks at conferences and meetings around the world, helping people bring the very best version of themselves to life every day! To talk to Linda about how she can contribute to the success of your next event, call 941-927-4700. Or go to Book Linda Now!



Like this blog? Share it!



Recent Posts

Archive

Categories

Tag Cloud

bucket list building rapport habits funny motivational speaker Linda Larsen motivational speaker on customer service sleep expectations conflict management Kay Frances personal development handling fear cell phone addiction positive attitude zig ziglar humor gender communication Kelly Swanson funny motivational speaker difficult patients mattress recommendation divorce statistics speaking nightmares happy customers confidence bipolar disorder Shakespeare, thank-you notes feeling good Dr. Phil election 2016 dental practice personal achievement brain chemistry tension change beauty listening skills controlling your emotional state changing behaviors bottom line improvement happiness at work criticism advertising speak up high self-esteem Conrad Hall dental practice strategies shakespeare motivational speaker on communication goal achievement overcoming adversity bad drivers changing habits vision boards Politifact patient service coping with anxiety facebook activity communication model managing stress happiness holiday stress Meryl Runion husbands who don't listen complainers how to become a motivational speaker Hamilton getting to yes marshmallow test difficult people finding humor airline pilots communication skills gift ideas flying eyebrows how to have high self-esteem the business of motivational speaker magic act laughter relationship building positive perspective attitude Hillary Clinton Broadway customer service training motivational speaker Brad Montgomery appreciation self-image raving fans Lenscrafters costumes time management gratitude Tim Richardson successful dental practices depression how to get what you want Viktor Frankl negative thinking reframing liking Dr. Brene Brown, The Wholehearted Parenting Manifesto trust in relationships understanding good night's sleep personal growth public speaking horror stories motivational speakers motivational speaker Linda Larsen latex mattress review joy Changing perspectives cheerleading whiners remodel stress mans search for meaning funny video success PhotoShop parenting customer service clinical depression southern accent political anxiety learning acting goal setting communication proactive people multi-tasking stressful elections stonewalling motivation truth personality types raising happy children how to strengthen relationships healthcare Asolo State Theater lying in politics compassion how to listen best bed for bad back self confidence American Idol building character aging encouragement panic attacks self talk defensiveness how to happy stress management achieving success unhappy employees chronic back pain achievements gripers personal responsibility power of a smile how to deal with negative people Noah Racey's Pulse linda larsen Donald Trump humorous motivational speaker anxiety passion fact checking friendships motivational speaker truth in politics mental illness attitudes contempt funny motivational speakers listening selling happiness nonverbal communication fear of trump presidency iPhone4S National Car Rental what you name the thing marriage motivational speaker success Lin-Manuel Miranda back relief losing weight Gary Marachek effective communication actors dr. john gottman