TOPIC // Relationships
# PARTS // 6-Part Study
SPEAKER // Kathleen Edelman
If you’ve ever said the wrong thing (or said the right thing the wrong way), you know how quickly your mouth can make a big mess.
But it doesn’t have to be that way.
This 6-session study explores how your wiring affects what you say, how you listen, and how others hear you. After taking the 40-question assessment, you’ll learn a simple framework that will instantly improve your communication. You’ll also see how advice from the apostle Paul thousands of years ago may have held the secret all along.
Before you begin the study, it’s recommended that each person purchase the I Said This, You Heard That workbook so they are ready to take the assessment at the end of Part 1.
I SAID THIS, YOU HEARD THAT PART 1
AN INTRODUCTION TO THE TEMPERAMENTS
Words are powerful. They’ve created (and destroyed) confidence. They’ve started (and wrecked) relationships. They’ve landed (and lost) jobs. So before you open your mouth again, consider this . . .
I SAID THIS, YOU HEARD THAT PART 2
STRENGTHS & WEAKNESSES
Ask two people to describe the same thing and you’ll probably get very different details. That’s not by mistake; it’s by design.
I SAID THIS, YOU HEARD THAT PART 3
THE WORDS YOUR TEMPERAMENT NEEDS
The same words don’t sound the same to all of us. A comment like, “You should come!” feels flattering to some and stressful to others. Can you tell how your words will land before you say them? Actually, you can.
I SAID THIS, YOU HEARD THAT PART 4
WHEN YOUR NEEDS AREN'T FILLED
Like the dashboard light that lets you know your car is almost out of gas, your mouth comes equipped with a warning system. Learning to notice your warning system may prevent future conversations from becoming catastrophes.
I SAID THIS, YOU HEARD THAT PART 5
From pep talks to apologies, thank-you notes to love letters, knowing the right words to use isn’t a secret if you consider who you’re talking to.
I SAID THIS, YOU HEARD THAT PART 6
PUTTING IT INTO PRACTICE
Your words will impact the quality, and even the direction, of the lives of those around you. How will you use that power for good?