Here is the full transcript of speaker, trainer, and author Amy Scott’s TEDx Talk: Build, Don’t Break Relationships With Communication – Connect The Dots at TEDxQueenstown conference. This event occurred on April 17, 2016.
Amy Scott – Speaker, trainer, and author
Wow! Thanks. What if your natural communication style is crippling your relationships? What if the way that you naturally process information is doing more harm than good? What if every time you opened your mouth or just walked into a room, you caused damage?
Your communication style is the biggest bio-hazard to your relationships. Now, there’s something really beautiful about small ideas that are simple to apply. And ladies and gentlemen, I have the privilege today of sharing with you a small idea that was created right here in Atohira, right here in New Zealand. I haven’t got much time, but I’m going to take you on a bit of a journey. I want you to get a sense of your natural communication style so you can remove some of the risk to your relationships.
Because communication is vital in truly connecting with people. Of course, there are other components: courage, compassion, commitment, curiosity. But let’s start today with an easy bit; let’s start with communication.
Now, David Dixon is the Kiwi who spent over 25 years researching different personality profiling systems and different communication models from all around the world. And in true New Zealand style, he basically said, “If you get rid of the fluff and the hype” – I think he used a different word; it started with “bull” – “If you get rid of the fluff and the hype, what it comes down to is we are a combination of these four different communication styles. You cannot be just one. And none are better or worse than the others.”