Evening Mixer – Violet Dhu – How to Have Difficult Conversations
Dealing with the elephant in the room
Learn some simple strategies to help you stay calm and in control.
According to Harvard professors Sheila Heen and Douglas Stone, fear is one of the biggest things that hold people back from having a difficult conversation. The fear of upsetting or hurting the other party. The fear that the other person will get defensive or make a complaint.
Difficult conversations are a normal part of everyday life whether in your workplace or in your personal life. Regardless of what the difficult conversation is about, most people prefer to walk away from it, delay it, or avoid the conversation completely.
In this presentation, Violet Dhu will give you some simple strategies to help you stay calm and in control while having the conversation. You will learn how to be more comfortable, effective, and successful in your difficult conversations.
About Violet Dhu
Violet Dhu has over 20 years’ experience in working with individuals and teams to develop effective and confident communication skills.
She is a graduate of the Harvard Law School, Difficult Conversations Project and uses her knowledge and skills as a coach and trainer to challenge teams to overcome their fears and to build accountability into their communication.
Violet is a Corporate Communications Expert and will show you how to have confident and effective conversations in your workplace.