Welcome to Display Solutions Group in Chandler, AZ

Improve Your Communication Skills and Influence Others

All we’ve wanted to do since we’ve been a baby is make a connection with another human. If you thought it was hard when all you could do was babble, it can still be a challenge as an adult. It doesn’t matter what career path you’re on, your communication skills will be tested. Those skills may just determine whether you move up or stay put. Here are a few tips to improve your communication skills.

Listen Up. You may think that communication means you should do all the talking. But the key is in listening. Save your judgment until the other person has been heard. You don’t have to be ready to respond right away. Stephen Covey says, “seek first to understand.” Pause and listen without thinking what you’re going to say next. Repeat what they’ve said to ensure you have understanding.

You’re a Ventriloquist. You constantly give and receive wordless signals in your body language. Your facial expressions, posture, gestures and eye contact are often saying more than your verbals. Give your attention to the person with good eye contact. Show that you’re listening with good nonverbal gestures, such as an occasional head nod or uncrossed arms. Think about your nonverbal cues as you’re speaking.

Stay Present. If you’re not ready for the conversation because of other distractions, it will only cause problems. Ask to defer the conversation so you can both be emotionally available. Then, understand why you’re trying to communicate in the first place. There’s no need to bring up the past as it does nothing but confuse the issue at hand. If you’re having a difficult conversation, focus on “I Statements” that remove any accusatory tone.

Communication is often to blame for many issues. Be the one that makes a difference and practice good communication skills. Accept responsibility for poor communication, apologize and now the real communication can begin.

Thank you for visiting Display Solutions. We look forward to serving your graphics and signage needs with a comprehensive product line and experienced design staff. Please take a moment to visit our product gallery where you will find examples of our completed projects which include monument signs, exterior fascia signs, both illuminated and non-illuminated, colonnade signs, promotional graphics, window and vehicle graphics as well as digitally printed banners and A Frame signs.

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Display Solutions Group provides customized brand enhancement through the design and turnkey product management of business identity items such as signs and graphics. Offerings include large format printing for commercial and corporate interiors and illuminated exterior signage. We serve Phoenix Metro and the surrounding cities like Chandler, Tempe, Mesa, Scottsdale & Glendale and we also serve Tucson. For additional information, contact Tim McCloskey at 480 286 2320 or tmccloskey@displaysolutionsgroup.biz