Written by: Hoda Elsobky, Executive Contributor
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I read a book called:” How to Talk to Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere”. The book is written by Larry King-The Master of Communication- with Bill Gilbert. Since then, my life has changed. I don’t know what has exactly happened, all I know is that I started to talk to anyone, anytime, anywhere.
I started to initiate effective communication with people, full of confidence. I started to relate to people and to enjoy quality time with them - even if it is virtual. I even felt at ease and comfortable at leading profound talks with them. From that point, I decided to take my communication skills to the next level. I know I had the foundation, which is the love and passion for connecting with others. Not only that, but I also find it as an opportunity and a pleasure.
My decision was to jump bare feet, and with the Quarantine , the current COVID-19 Circumstances and the new way of doing business, I launched my own YouTube Channel and released the first 15 Episodes of “ The Happiness-Club” over a period of 4 months, and it was a great success. Every week I hosted an International Author whereby we brainstorm about his/her book.
The idea was to get more information, knowledge and insights first hand from the Authors. To best describe it, it was a Thinkers Debate. I ended up hosting 15 different Authors, with 15 different books and 15 different topics. Now I can claim confidently that the Show contributed with beneficial, valuable and profound content to the world of Growth, Self-Development and Happiness.
We talked about Well-Being, Health, Fitness, Self-Discovery, Decluttering of the Mind, Unlearning and relearning, modern Etiquette, and the importance of Culture on both personal and organizational level. All these in an attempt to unleash and discover Happiness as a way of living. To find Happiness at the Workplace, in Leadership and most importantly, to ease the situation during the pandemic in most aspects of life, especially when it comes to modern job-finding.
A FINAL WORD
Exchanging communication will always remain part of our humanity, we grow by interactions, we develop by conversations, and we flourish by discussions. We make remarks, we have our own observations thus we exchange ideas and insights. If there is one thing I can complete with, there is always space to improve your conversation skills, just keep on practicing!
5 Tips to Lead a Successful Communication:
Know your Guest: The more you get to know your guest, the more comfortable and familiar you will feel towards hosting him/her, and the more at ease the flow of the conversation will be.
Preparation: Preparation is key, the more you prepare for the topic and the show, the more successful the discussion will be. Read a lot, gather as much information on the subject matter, rehearse at home in front of the camera or to someone in your family and get ready mentally and physically because it takes a lot of energy and getting ready puts you already in a good mood.
Keep it Simple: The simpler you are, the more comfortable will your guest and your audience, be and the most likely they will both enjoy the talk and your presence.
Show concern, sympathy and enthusiasm to the other person, in order to help him give his best.
Finally, be sincere and straightforward with your participant as much as you would like him to be with you. This adds a general atmosphere of trust and tranquility to the Talk.
To Conclude, I am not only talking here about “The Power of a Successful Conversation”, but I am also talking about “The Power of Books”. Seeing how a book has changed the way I do things gave me the confidence to take action and become what I would like to become. My advice to you is to keep on reading books, especially Self-Help books, they have a way to grow into you and to make you realize what you would want to. All you have to do is wait and watch yourself grow and become a better, if not the best version of yourself!
To download the first chapter of my book for free click here!
Subscribe to my YouTube Channel to watch the 15 Episodes of “The Happiness Club”
To place order for the “Lasting Happiness Webinar” click here!
Hoda Elsobky, Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine Hoda was born in Cairo, Egypt. Graduated from the American University in Cairo in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts degree, majored in Economics and minor in Business Administration. Later, She received her MBA in Marketing. Her greatest interest lies in the fields of philosophy and positive psychology, with a focus on self help and wellness. Above all, she is passionated about happiness as a way of living! She have worked in multinational IT companies in Egypt, like IBM and Oracle, in sales, marketing and business development capacity, from 1994 till 2005. At that point she flew with her husband to live in Vienna for three years and then to Dubai. There she discovered her passion for writing.