You’re more than an emoji. Practice being more present in your communications. Having positive face to face interaction can leave us feeling connected, uplifted enriched and rejuvenated. They help us form relationships that allow us to be more productive. They also help our mental health. Moreover, they keep us in a state of wellness.
So go live. Go human. Find a place you can go to have a side-by-side conversation (yes even Zoom will work!). Then listen and have an in-your-space conversation and practice full-on focus. Did you know that even if you only do it for a few minutes, it can have a lasting, positive effect? Well now you know.
Julienne B. Ryan is an applied storyteller, speaker, trainer, coach, and the author of “The Learned-It-In-Queens Communications Playbook – Winning Against Digital Distraction” a visual antidote for our communication challenges. She likes to find humor and irony in everyday situations and uses them to guide her clients’ communications, teamwork, and productivity!