How to Improve Communication At Work
The Artful Worker Podcast Interview with Sim Saini:
Pay Rises, Networking, NLP, and More | Episode 005
It was an honor to be interviewed on The Artful Worker Podcast! In Episode 005, Sim and I got to talk about how to communicate more effectively in your professional life whether you're working in a leadership role or entry-level position we touched on a lot of scenarios where you might feel uncomfortable expressing yourself.
During the interview, we touched on:
- How to negotiate your salary when you apply for a new job
- How to give negative feedback without making people feel defensive
- The one thing you should avoid so you don't create a toxic work environment
- How to trust someone again after they let you down at work
- What is NLP and Hypnotherapy and how did I get involved in it?
- How to manage your energy during a work conference or networking event (as an introvert)
- And much more...
Click here to listen to Episode 005 and you can follow along with these show notes:
[2:15] Background information on how I became an entrepreneur.
[6:20] How to negotiate your salary and apply for a job that is going to level up your career.
[18:48] Sim asks, "Is it too risky to be up front about any limitations you might have when you are in a job interview?" Listen in to hear my response!
[20:10] How to stand out in a job interview and differentiate yourself from the other candidates.
[21:10] Sim asks, "What percentage of increase were you looking at when you negotiated your salary?"
[22:49] I share how I felt the moment I said the salary I wanted out loud and the reaction I got on the other end of the phone.
[23:40] Sim and I discuss how to trust colleagues after they have made mistakes as well as performance management and corporate culture.
[24:50] Sim and I discuss both sides of negative feedback - being the person who has to deliver the feedback as well as being the person receiving the feedback.
[26:08] Bonus Tip: What negative feedback that doesn't upset someone sounds like in action (and how you can do it too!)
[28:40] Sim and I step into the shoes of the person receiving feedback and how to give them the opportunity to ask for what they need help with.
[29:50] Sim asks, "What happens if I put myself on the line and recommended someone, but they let me down. How can I build trust again?"
[31:45] I share the one thing you should never do as a leader when someone disappoints you if you want to have a positive corporate culture.
[33:19] Bonus Tip: I share the 2 words you can use to redirect your employee to thinking about solutions or productive thoughts rather than complaining, blaming, or being defensive.
[34:00] Sim and I talk more about NLP and Hypnotherapy. What is it? How does it work?
[39:39] How did I get involved in Hypnotherapy?
[42:20] Sim and I discuss networking fatigue and exhaustion. I share how to make yourself magnetic so you don’t have to go after people to network and meet them.
[49:40] I share an alternative to large scale networking that offers a more focused and intentional approach to building relationships.
[52:00] Networking in larger cities (comparing London to New York City)
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