Responding to Verbal Attacks: JOIN People Skills Chat Aug. 21

Responding to Verbal Attacks is #PeopleSkills global Twitter chat topic.

WHEN: Sunday Aug. 21, 2016 at 10AM EDT. Hashtag: #PeopleSkills

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Background on This Chat Topic: Responding to Verbal Attacks

How do you feel when someone verbally attacks you? What do you do? Do you freeze? Do you snap back at them? Some people are so surprised when it happens, they don’t know what to say or do. JOIN us in People Skills global Twitter chat this Sunday to share your views on responding to verbal attacks.

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Responding to Verbal Attacks

JOIN us in #PeopleSkills global Twitter chat on Sunday Aug. 21, 10amEDT/2pmGMT/3pmBST to explore responding to verbal attacks. Don’t be taken by surprise or freeze. Learn from this global community effective ways to handle these insults.

Some questions to get us thinking in advance. Actual questions will post live during the chat.

  • How do you define ‘verbal attack’ and what do you picture?
  • Would you rather handle a direct verbal attack or a passive aggressive move? Why?
  • Verbal attack: Is it in the eye of the recipient? Y/N Why?
  • In a verbal attack, emotion ________________.
  • What is the difference between feedback, criticism, verbal attack?
  • What makes it difficult for some to respond to verbal attacks?
  • How can we respond well to verbal attacks? Best tips?
  • How can people skills and emotional intelligence give us insight and skill in responding to verbal attacks?
  • What are the benefits of responding without attacking back?
  • Aftermath: Where/how do you find insight to move beyond and recover from the verbal attack?

So bring your personal perspective, your favorite beverage, and join the people skills global chat community this Sunday Aug. 21, 2016 10am EDT on Twitter (hashtag: #PeopleSkills) to discuss responding to verbal attacks.

I also invite you to continue this chat by joining the Google+ People Skills Community and the LinkedIn Group People Skills Succeed to be a part of all the people skills discussions everyday 24×7. Get your people skills community member badge here.

Shout Out of Gratitude

My gratitude to all who participate and grow the people skills global chat community on Twitter (#peopleskills), Google+, and LinkedIn. We welcome your suggestions for topics, offers to co-host, and most especially your individual insights.

Continued thanks to generous chat moderators Chantal Bechervaise, Dave Moore, Hoda Maalouf, Jandis Price and Tom Rhodes for their time and insightful contributions.

Hope you will all join People Skills Global Twitter Chat #peopleskills this Sunday Aug. 21, 2016 10am EDT/7am PDT /2pmGMT/3pmBST to responding to verbal attacks.

Everyone is welcome! We have only one rule in People Skills Global Chat: Respect for all even when we disagree.

TIP: If you have never been in a Twitter chat, you may find it helpful to log on to or, enter hashtag #peopleskills, and sign in to your Twitter account. The venue will insert the hashtag on each of your tweets and you will see all the tweets on one screen. Other tools available are, Hootsuite and TweetDeck.

I am the founder and host of the chat and will be happy to answer any questions you have in advance: Email me.

Chat with you this Sun. Aug. 21, 2016 10am EDT/3pmGMT in People Skills Global Chat on Twitter (#PeopleSkills) TOPIC: Responding to Verbal Attacks.

Until then, as always, I wish you bonds of happiness and success!

From my professional experience to your success,
Kate Nasser, The People Skills Coach™

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Kate Nasser, The People Skills Coach™, delivers coaching, consulting, training, and keynotes on leading change, employee engagement, teamwork, and delivering the ultimate customer service. She turns interaction obstacles into interpersonal success. See this site for workshop outlines, keynote footage, and customer results.



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