Let's communicate like a Duplo block

You know them, the colorful Duplo blocks. In this mini-series, I’ll tell you what Duplo blocks have to do with good communication.

It’s about creating connections. First of all, connections to ourselves, to our feelings, needs, and what we want. As health professionals, we are often not used to give a lot of attention to ourselves, we’ve learned to be there for others. However, only when we are connected to ourselves can we communicate with presence.

In interpersonal communication, a connection is one of the key success factors as well, which we can establish through words, but mainly through body language, and how we say something. When we make a strong connection, we don’t let ourselves be thrown off track so easily. We can also disagree at times, and still feel that our conversation partner is with us and understands our point of view.