The Power of Personality Workshop

Sometimes I passionately disagree with people, and get very emotional. How can I get this to be seen as a positive in my professional brand?

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I think two big factors are situation and audience. Before I open my (big, dumb) mouth, I always try to remind myself that others may be right and I'm wrong; or that we could both be right; or that a roomful of engineers may communicate differently than a roomful of creatives, who like to argue. :)

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It would be a positive if you take the emotion out and try to be more rational. There is nothing wrong with being passionate about anything but you could skirt the line of fanatical. As much you want to be respected for your opinion, so does the other person. If you come at someone with too much emotion and vinegar then you can lose the point of the matter right out the gate because the other party will either shut down or violently oppose as a matter of principle. If you want to be heard, then speak with calm and openness, don’t scream it (hypothetically).

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Remove emotion. This is business and you’re there to solve business problems in creative ways that need rational thought.

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