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Communication Tip: Watch out for the multi-tasker

Cornerstone Coaching and Training

TIP #6: Beware of Distractions An empty stomach will not listen to anything ~ Spanish Proverb Do you ever get distracted and have no idea what the person talking to you just said? How many times have you been interrupted, changed your focus for a minute and then thought, ”Now where was I?” As technology allows people to do more tasks at the same time, living the myth that we can multi-task has never been stronger. However, researchers say it’s still a myth — and they have the data to prove it. Humans do not have the ability to do more

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Avoiding distractions: good communication, less danger

Cornerstone Coaching and Training

  I have written before about how important it is to avoid distractions while you are communicating.  About how paying attention and focusing can really pay off when you are communicating with someone. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that is it not only good communication practice, but it is also less dangerous. Recently, I was texting my husband to confirm he was on his way to pick me up.  It was efficient and an easy enough task to do while I walked along.  So, instead of stopping and focusing, I walked as I texted.  Before I knew it, I tripped

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Multitasking and communication: the big myth

Cornerstone Coaching and Training

Are you good at multitasking while you are communicating? Many of us think we are. But, think again. Multitasking is a myth Oh, I know you think you can multitask. Most of us really do believe that we can do more than one thing at once: like carrying on a meaningful conversation while we are typing, reading, watching TV, texting or doing a million other daily distractions. Some of us even look like we are pretty good at it. But really, those that do just have a great memory for what they were doing last and switch back and forth

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