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How a Professional Role Player can help you become an Excellent Communicator.

  Remember the last time you moved house? You were probably willing to put in quite some planning before the big move. You had to organise packing, finish up matters from your old home, set up the new house. Moving requires a lot of detailed planning. Planning is just as vital when it comes to having a critical conversation with another person. Yet, strangely, very few people put in the time or effort to prepare before they jump into important conversations. Take it from a professional role player… do not wing tough conversations!   Do not just say to yourself, I’m a pretty good communicator. I can just wing telling this person their contract won’t be renewed. I can just loosely navigate this conversation with my director about her lack of vision. I can just tell my colleague that he sucks at meeting deadlines. Yeah, that’ll go over well. When conversations go badly, we spend time thinking about all the things we should have said. But what if you’d take the time to think about th