#WorkTrends Recap: Meaningful Communication’s Impact on Happiness and Morale

Meaningful communication has a dramatic impact on happiness and morale in all facets of life.

On this week’s #WorkTrends podcast and Twitter chat, our guest Mike Lindstrom discussed some powerful communication tips and tools to help you better understand the impact of your words on others.

We covered why engaging people around you on a deeper level actually triggers happiness in the brain and creates a strong rapport.

Here are a few key tips Mike shared:

  • There’s a difference between hearing someone and listening to someone
  • Listening to someone is being present
  • Put down the phone and technology to be truly engaged
  • Ask people about their “story” and don’t be afraid to go deep in conversations

Missed the show? You can listen to the #WorkTrends podcast on our BlogTalk Radio channel here: http://bit.ly/2bE6O0u

You can also check out the highlights of the conversation from our Storify here:

Didn’t make it to this week’s #WorkTrends show? Don’t worry, you can tune in and participate in the podcast and chat with us every Wednesday from 1-2pm ET (10-11am PT). Next week, on Sept 7, host Meghan M. Biro will be joined by Patrick Morin to discuss clashing cultures.

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