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“IF YOU HAVE BUILT CASTLES IN THE AIR, YOUR WORK NEED NOT BE LOST; THAT IS WHERE THEY SHOULD BE. NOW PUT THE FOUNDATIONS UNDER THEM.” -HENRY DAVID THOREAU
Say: Today’s session focuses on learning how to communicate with others in order to achieve your goals. Communication is important because in order to get to our goal, we first need to be able to advocate for ourselves, use our own voice, and assert ourselves. I am going to teach you simple shortcuts to engage in a conversation, demonstrate that you’re listening to the other person, and assert yourself appropriately.
Say: Now that we have learned how to communicate effectively and feel heard, I want to transition to how to set goals. Setting goals may be a process that requires just you to accomplish, but if your goal requires the help of others, we hope that communication skills will be helpful in enhancing your relationships in order to achieve your goal. For this section on goal setting, we will use the acronym SCORE to make sure the goals you set for yourself are achievable.