I was nervous for this one. I fancy myself as a pretty decent communicator, but there is nothing like inviting a communication consultant, to put that confidence to the test. Mary Shores is the author of Conscious Communications and has been working as a CEO and serious badass for the last 20 years. Her interest in language is not relegated to simply one’s vocabulary, she is equally fascinated with the neurological implications of tone and intonation. Seriously cool stuff.
Mary teaches people how to harness the power of words to change their own mindset and the mindset of those around them. This was a super-fascinating conversation because all of us are in a position of influence — all of us are out there trying to change the world on a daily basis. If we don’t have our words to back us up, we miss out on the opportunity for greater impact.
[3:08] About Mary Shores’ journey and how she developed an interest and curiosity in the power of communication.
[4:08] Mary’s process in coaching others in conscious communication.
[5:15] What Mary considers a negative word and her tips on how to replace these negative words.
[7:03] How do we say ‘no’ when it is appropriately respecting our boundaries and not shutting down things emotionally?
[9:20] How to harness the power of Mary’s teaching while setting out to embark on your goals and resolutions in the new year.
[10:57] Mary’s process for getting people to see what they’re grateful for.
[13:07] What is happening on a neurological basis when we engage in negative self-talk.
[15:55] The power of affirmations and why sometimes people are resistant to them.
[19:32] The important tool that is journaling and the key to patience.
[22:25] Tools in communication that Mary uses in her own life.
[24:25] Questioning the systems we create that evaluate a person’s success.
[25:20] The communication styles in adults that make Mary cringe.
[26:11] Challenge yourself to go on a complaint diet!
[27:44] The business side of things: the things leaders need to keep in mind when communicating with their team.
[31:35] How Mary transitioned from being a communication specialist to compiling everything she learned into her book.
[37:09] What Mary would like her legacy to be.
[37:43] How Mary describes health.
[39:48] Rapid-fire questions; Mary’s KPIs!
[45:18] Where to find more about what Mary Shores is up to.
More About Mary Shores
Mary is an author, speaker, and developmental consultant, who strives to help people create the lives they’ve always dreamed of. She’s the author of Conscious Communications: A Step-by-Step Guide to Harnessing the Power of Your Words to Change Your Mind, Your Choices, and Your Life.
Mary is recognized as a leader of innovative thought and has spent over a decade teaching businesses and individuals how to identify their goals, create new ways of thinking, and take action to create meaningful results. She travels across the nation giving lectures and teaching courses and has been featured on local and national radio and television shows, podcasts, and blogs.
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Her most recent publication: Conscious Communications
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