From A Weak to Confident Communicator - 30 Day Challenge
Welcome to the 30 day challenge to improve your communication. No matter what your current level of communication is, you will reap the benefits by following the tips for 30 days. These tips are not just focused on vocabulary but also on listening, body language, persuasion, avoiding subtle mistakes and building better rapport.
If you think your friend needs to take up this challenge, do let him/her know. Inviting a friend will make the challenge more exciting. Two is company, three is a crowd and four is a party.
The challenge works in 3 phases. Each phase has 10 tips to improve.
The ideal method to go about the challenge is to start from the 1st tip and implement one tip a day. The difficulty increases as you proceed into the challenge. Though the challenge expects you to perform one task a day, it is recommended that you carry forward the tip that you learned forever.
For example, one of the initial tips is maintaining eye contact. It does not mean you maintain eye contact only on day 2. You must practice the habit of better contact for the rest of the days of the challenge and maybe for the rest of your life.
Day 1: Use the name of the person you are talking to
Day 2: Maintain eye contact
Day 3: Greet with a cordial smile
Day 4: Imagine the other person is your good old friend
Day 5: Prepare an answer for commonly asked questions
Day 6: Do not interrupt
Day 7: Say thank you more than you do
Day 8: Pause and process thoughts
Day 9: Ask is it a good time to talk?
Day 10: Practice Mentally
Day 11: Count how many times you start a sentence with No, But, However
Day 12: Speak in front of a mirror
Day 13: Use You in your sentences
Day 14: Hang by your teeth
Day 15: Read for 30 minutes and apply at least one learning from what you read
Day 16: Use the parroting technique
Day 17: Give a genuine compliment
Day 18: Count the times you use a filler word
Day 19: Listen more
Day 20: Use one new word
Day 21: Use "and" instead of "but" for a negative statement
Day 22: Do not try to win an argument
Day 23: Speak with a lower pitch
Day 24: Focus on the behavior not the person
Day 25: Tweak your words based on generation gap
Day 26: Mirror someone's tone/mood
Day 27: Initiate a conversation with someone who has better communication than you
Day 28: Reduce your fidgeting
Day 29: Talk to a stranger
Day 30: Stop thinking about what to say next
You are free to take it slow and take one challenge every two days or a week. The goal of the challenge is to become a better communicator by the end of it and not just complete the challenge.
Ideally, it is recommended to learn the tip for life. You must try to carry on what you learned for the rest of your life.
Though the challenge is presented as 30 days, you can choose your own style. Some people skip weekends and some practice a skill for many days before moving to the next one. The schedule is only a guideline. Feel free to choose your own style.
You just have to bookmark this page. Invite a friend to make the challenge more exciting. Two is company, three is a crowd and four is a party. You can receive reminders on the challenge by adding your email below. The most simple way to participate in the challenge is to join the Facebook group and receive the daily challenge on your feed every day.