Before I press “Call” or “Send” to start communicating, I check my M.A.P.S.
Method – Audience – Purpose – Self-Reflection M.A.P.S.
Method – The best way to communicate, text, email, face-to-face, or a phone call ?
Audience – Who are they & how well do I know them?
Purpose – Why am I doing this?
Self-Reflection – Am I in the right headspace to start communicating?
The first step before I send an email or make that phone call is to run this checklist in my mind.
Most of us feel okay when it comes to communicating to different people, however, in the disability space right now, things are changing, as there are more players from different backgrounds who have different agendas.
We maybe advocating, promoting or simply looking for services that meets the needs of people with disabilities.
Whatever the reason is for communicating, it has to be effective.
Communicating from a wheelchair, being a Justice of the Peace & my interest in multiculturalism has been a great way for me to build on my effective communication technique.
A friend of mine Zen, & I have set up Empower Your English (EYE).
Our initial thoughts were that EYE would benefit culturally diverse consumers, however we are noticing that there is an interest from others who want to hear our individual communication approach that we use.
Our website eyenow.melbourne will give you more information about our workshops & when they are.