Advice: How To Reply To Indirect Communication

Photo Credit: Call To Action Marketing Logo- John Collazo, CEO
Photo Credit: Call To Action Marketing- John Collazo, CEO

Hello Everyone!

Sadly, I didn’t realize that Super Bowl Sunday is not happening until last week!? It’s for the best since I’m not ready for it anyhow. I have to handle some business this weekend. As I asked before, who are you rooting for to win?! If you are outside the United States, let me know if you even watch American football?? It’s Fridayyy regardless of the event delay!!! I’m sharing my son John Collazo’s desire to build his, “Call To Action Marketing” #CTAMarketing brand and get into becoming a marketing expert. I’m sharing his brand logo and profile picture that can be found on his social media platforms. I appreciate the help with networking with him on social media. He is very intelligent and logical thinking and will be a future advertising/marketing executive if he keeps it up. John is my marketing manager and will become my future manager. If my book becomes a movie, tv show, play, etc., he will be my manager. John will also be marketing his brother’s video game streaming channel Tswoooh23_ on YouTube. We spoke about him earning his MBA in marketing in the future. Let’s shift gears again and talk about advice. Your New York homie found another question for your reading pleasure on Quora. My kneejerk thought when I stumbled upon this question was about the person’s indirect communication style. I find it frustrating when people do not get to the point of what they want to say. You may have to prompt the person to just speak directly what is on their mind. However, this may be just as difficult as pulling teeth. Why are they being indirect? Do they fear that you are going to verbally explode over them if you tell the truth? Do they tend to dodge drama like the plague? Are they trying to just be kind and not hurt your feelings? This all depends on the context of the situation. Depending on what the topic was about, the phrase can mean a few things. I offered what came to mind at the moment. What would you think if you heard this phrase? Would it satisfy your curiosity? Would you want to probe even further? For me, I think that it would totally depend on the situation. If it is not important, I would let lying dogs lie and do no further probing. If it was data that I really needed to know (say business purposes), I would become super annoying to get the data. I’m not into drama so I tend to dodge anything that would create drama. Some stuff is just not worth it in life to be dealing with unnecessary conflict. Without giving away the store, here is the posed question and my response down below:

POSED QUESTION:

“What should I reply when someone says “if you know you know”?”

By Farha Tasnim

MY RESPONSE:

“If I heard this phrase, I would think that they are saying that you have learned all that you need to know about the particular subject matter. It’s a veiled way to tell a person that probing on a matter further is not desired. They don’t want to give up any more details. It can also mean that only the people who already know about the situation are the only ones in the loop to the data. If you are an outsider of the circle, you are basically being told that you are no privy to the insider knowledge. Your reply would depend on where you stand in the situation. Good luck on dealing with people who are indirect with their communication. #ConstructionTales”

By Leslie M. Jasper

https://www.quora.com/What-should-I-reply-when-someone-says-if-you-know-you-know/answer/Leslie-Jasper-3?prompt_topic_bio=1

Hopefully my advice blog post is helpful today. Let me know if you ride or absolutely die with my advice? Of course, I’m joking as usual. If you hold a position, why do you believe the way you do? Hopefully, I helped the author with managing others with an indirect communication style. Anyways, I’m also sharing my latest (8) podcast episodes that are listed down below from The Verbally Disastrous Podcast, via links for Spotify & YouTube down below. If you are into reading on a Kindle, check out my newest short story release that belongs to my Construction Tales-Told By A Woman Kindle Vella Library short story series on Amazon down below. This new short story #11 is entitled, “Juggling Motherhood & Working With The Tools”. This short story covers my life as a widowed, single mother in the era when I juggled both motherhood and my career as a journeywoman electrician. The previous short story is #10 is entitled, “Early Life Lessons & Characters To Meet As An Apprentice”. If anyone has read any of my other previous short stories, by all means, let me know what you think? Check out the links for my book #ConstructionTales down below. Hopefully, I will hang out and do some fun activities with Melissa this weekend. I need to go focus on a little more pimping out my content on social media, some tasks, and then tackle my painting and my children’s audio book. Enjoy your Friday now that we are done grinding out the work week. I wish you a great morning/afternoon/evening on your side of the globe and a restful or productive day!

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I recently shared my latest short story that has been loaded up to my Construction Tales-Told By A Woman Kindle Vella Library on Amazon. This is short story #11 entitled, “Juggling Motherhood & Working With The Tools”. This short story covers my life as a widowed, single mother in the era when I juggled both motherhood and my career as a journeywoman electrician. I share the various challenges I faced and lessons learned along the way. The previous short story is entitled: #10: “Early Life Lessons & Characters To Meet As An Apprentice”. I decided to write about some life lessons such as guarding your personal information, managing nasty rumors, combating sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and racism. Overall, the construction culture has improved dramatically over the past 25-years. Developing both a thick skin and a sharp tongue are key tools needed to survive various jobsite antics. I hope you learn something from this short story. There are more to come. These short stories are now also available as Verbally Disastrous podcast episodes.

Construction Tales- Told By A Woman: (11) Kindle Vella Short Stories On Amazon!!

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Cheers!
Leslie M. Jasper

-Author And Host of the #VerballyDisastrous podcast now alive on many platforms that include: Acast, Amazon Music, Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Breaker, Castbox, Deezer, Google Podcasts, I Heart Radio, Listen Notes, Overcast, Pandora Podcasts, Player FM, Pocket Casts, Pod Bean, Podchaser, Podcast Addict, Podcast Gang, Radio Public, Reason, Soundcloud, Soundtrap, Spotify, Stitcher, Tune In, and YouTube.

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