March 2006 Newsletter
Audrey Nelson Ph.D, Inc

Smart Talk

The Freedom to Communicate What We Really Need, Want, Feel and Believe!

...Unfortunately people don’t always say what they really need, want, feel or believe. There may be a multitude of reasons for this lack of direct communication. Some are intimidated by a work culture that promotes a “go along to get along” work environment. Others just simply don’t have the communication skills or may avoid conflict by avoiding and accommodating. And the list goes on.
...Whatever the underlying issues, these people seldom get their needs met and see themselves as the “victim.” They are unhappy and unfulfilled. Virginia Satir has outlined “The Five Freedoms” that serve as an inspiration for communicating who we are. It benefits the corporation as well as our family. A silent employee deprives us of another perspective and opinion! More heads are better than one! And certainly we all want to avoid “group think.” Everybody wins when we have people communicating who they are and what they believe! Below are Satir’s Five Freedoms:

The FREEDOM to see and hear what is here, instead of what should be, was, or will be.

The FREEDOM to say what you feel and think, instead of what you should.

The FREEDOM to feel what you feel, instead of what you ought.

The FREEDOM to ask for what you want, instead of waiting for permission.

The FREEDOM to take risks in your own behalf, instead of choosing to be only “secure” and not rocking the boat.

open to the public

"Audrey was featured in the Denver Business Journal"

"Real messages may lie in nonverbal communication"
See story here

March 28th and 29th
University of Montana
Missoula, Montana
“He Speaks, She Speaks: What Different Things They Say”
“You Don’t Say”

Registration: Kathleen Engstrom

National Coalition of Campus Children’s Centers
Friday, March 31st
Grand Hyatt, Denver (Downtown)
“The Sky’s the Limit”
“The 12 A’s to Axe”

Registration: Ida Bauer 719-262-3483

What People are saying about Audrey

"Your name keeps coming up as a speaker people want to hear you again. We get that request all the time!"

Sherry Law
Colorado Human Resource Association

P.S. Audrey will be the CHRA keynote October 18, 2006! Her topic is “Ouch that Hurts: Dealing with Difficult People!” Mark your calendars now!

"Audrey was amazing. The best way to improve this course is more Audrey!"

Audrey was a guest lecture in the Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado, Boulder
"Audrey's Top 4 CD Communication Hits"