When I coach individuals or groups in the practice and guidelines around having ‘Vital conversations’ more confidently and with better outcomes, I often get the question ‘How do I start the conversation?’
NOTE: Vital conversations are sometimes referred to as Courageous conversations, we prefer vital because there is always an impact if you choose not to have them
This seems to be the spot where many get stuck, they can use the framework
to map out the conversation, work through all the planning but when it comes to opening that door and making the first move, they get stuck on what to say and how to say it.
I have put together some ideas and examples of some great opening lines and then some tips that may help you grow in confidence and skill in this area.
If you follow my blogs, you will know that I always focus on ‘it is not what has to be said but it is how we say it’
Let's get our heads in that space first, if you have yet to go through the worksheet on how to set your vital conversation up well, you are welcome to find it over here in our free online short course