Silence doesn’t have to be awkward. Used wisely, it can actually be one of the most useful tools in our communication toolbox. 

Using just silence, you can change the tone and narrative of the conversation. Silence has the power to quite literally change what people say. 

I know – it sounds wrong. The phrase “awkward silence” is as prevalent as it is for a reason. But you can change that. 

In today’s video, I’m going to show you 5 ways to create and use productive silences. If you block out some time to really watch this video, I know you’ll find new ways to create conversations that matter. 

Toward real connection—online and off,

Creator of the Connection Toolkit
Co-Founder at We and Me

PSTo build on last week’s video about how to handle a reluctant group, you might enjoy the one below mapping out an approach to dealing with the critics and curmudgeons in a crowd

PPS Will and I are hosting a Remote Retreat (likely in January 2022). We are finalizing details, and more info coming out in the coming weeks. This will be a paid event. You can learn a bit more and register your interest in the retreat real quick right here.

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