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Are you getting the feedback you crave?

I’m not talking about “Likes” or “New Connections” in social media.  I’m talking about hearing what you need to hear in order to know if your message is having a positive impact on your audience.

A coaching client recently said to me, “People think I’m intense.”  I asked if someone had actually said that to her and she said, “No, but in the absence I feedback I’m making that assumption.”

I wondered how many assumptions we all make in a day in the absence of feedback.

Ed Koch, former Mayor of New York, was well known for saying, “How’m I Doing?” He met people on their level and with this simple question was able to engage any audience at any time.  People love to tell you what they think and are flattered you thought enough about them to ask their opinion.

Gathering feedback helps us figure out if we are on the right path to our goals and success.

What is the best way to get feedback?  I have three simple steps:

  1. Identify your safe messengers.  These are people whose opinion you trust and respect.
  2. Ask about a specific topic, telling them why you need the feedback and the goals you have for the results.
  3. Once you implement their feedback, be sure to measure results and and give your messenger this feedback – it will keep them invested and engaged in your goals and provide a constant resource for new feedback.

Are you getting regular feedback from people you trust in both your professional and personal life?  I teach my audiences to communicate effectively so both sides are getting the valuable feedback they need, leaving them empowered to move towards their desired outcomes.

Try these 3 simple steps and please give me YOUR feedback!

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Bruce Weinstein, Ph.D.
The Ethics Guy® Keynoter and Webinar Presenter * FORTUNE Columnist on Ethics, Character, and Leadership

“Jeanne Stafford is a dynamic speaker who will enrich your next meeting. I met her through the New York City chapter of the National Speakers Association, and she has impressed me with her commitment to excellence, her high ethical standards, and her positive attitude toward everything she does.

Jeanne’s talks combine elements of improvisation with the idea that it’s valuable to say “yes” to everything (and she explains precisely what this means and why it’s so important to our professional success).

I recommend Jeanne Stafford highly and without reservation. Just say “yes”!

Deborah Tintle Hauser
Regional Manager at Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty

“Jeanne is a very talented professional motivator…I have the pleasure of knowing Jeanne both personally and professionally.  I hired Jeanne as the guest speaker at my office kick off event. Jeanne spent several hours doing a motivational improv session with 40 diverse and highly successful sales professionals. During our time together she made us laugh and look ahead to our future and how we could best combine humor and humility in to our hectic schedules.

Jeanne is a master at her craft and I would highly recommend her to any business, large or small, looking for a motivational speaker who truly deliver.”

Paul Berryman
Director – IT Applications Development, Standard & Poor’s

“Thank you, Jeanne, for sharing your ‘Yes!’ with us at S&P yesterday.  I joined late, was afraid of being chosen, and generally had too many ‘No’s’ in my head.   In one hour you changed that for me and gave me tools that I will use to stay open and to not allow others to dictate my ‘Yes!’.

Mark Andrews
Director of Alumni Relations at St. John’s University

“Jeanne Stafford brought positive energy and insight to our annual St. John’s Women and Wellness event. Her interactive presentation really captured those in attendance and gave simple action steps to change your outlook both personally and professionally by saying yes!!! Jeanne added tremendous value to the event and made an everlasting impression with those St. John’s alumni in attendance. Thank you Jeanne!”

Alina Renee Haitz
Assistant Director of Human Resources for Talent and Communication, Molloy College

“We hired Jeanne Stafford to deliver her communication skills training to our administration at the college. She brought such positive energy and captivated everyone through her presentation. Animated, knowledgeable and an overall worthwhile presenter!”

Sherry Reisch
Tax Manager at Brown Brothers Harriman

“A Yes Life by Labor Day” was a labor of love. The private coaching was filled with insights, positive perspectives, smiles and laughter. I found it to be an experience in expansion. Every and any angle is looked at, explored and verified. I ended each session with high energy and peak motivation. I highly recommend coaching with Jeanne Stafford.”

Ed Robinson
Vistage Chair, Executive Coach, Business Consultant, Trainer

“Jeanne is a very energetic, creative and knowledgeable trainer/advisor who will increase the communication and relationship skills of everyone who works with her.”

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