How to communicate with the opposite gender and save your sanity
Gender differences have been around for eons and show no signs of disappearing any time soon. Males and females are not from separate planets (Mars or Venus) even though it can sometimes it seem that way. Understanding some of the key differences can enhance all your relationships and it can be fun!
Some say, "We already know all about male/female differences!" Perhaps in the physical sense (although that's open to dispute based on current research) but certainly not in the brain sense!
This seminar is designed to increase awareness of gender differences in a practical way. It describes the impact a variety of key differences can have on your preferences and behaviors (such as asking for directions, cross-gender collaboration, shopping, sexuality, expression of emotion, thinking styles, and approach to spirituality). It also outlines key characteristics of the two basic languages that underlie all others on planet earth, male speech and female speech. It provides some insight into differences in vision style (he can't find anything up close, she struggles with locating things in the distance) and in hearing style (he likely does not actually process much of what she is saying).
Does understanding these differences make them go away? Of course not. But knowledge is power and an increased understanding offers you more options for any given situation. It can also diminish a tendency to take things personally, reduce frustration, enhance your relationships, and improve cross-gender-teamwork success in both personal and professional arenas. Plus it can be fun!
SUGGESTED TIME FRAME
This seminar can be presented in one 50-minute segment.
NOTE: Seven Gender-Differences segments are available: each can be presented in 50-minutes. Any segment can be presented free-standing. Discuss with Taylor which one(s) you want presented.
People who want to enhance their communincation with the opposite gender, personally and professionally—and have fun in the process.
Upon completion of the seminar, participants should be able to:
- List two male-female brain-function differences based on the section presented
- Identify two strategies that can be implemented immediately to enhance gender communication
Presented by Arlene R. Taylor PhD
Brain Function Specialist, Realizations Inc