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Interactive video lesson plan for: How to Build Bridges

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Nutella Bread Recipe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eHPkpCGdEY

Watch more How to Improve Your Communication Skills videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/391363-How-to-Build-Bridges

Whether you are trying to build a personal or professional relationship, the following tips will help you build interpersonal bridges.

Step 1: Listen
Take time to listen to the other person. Do not attempt to dominate every conversation.

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Don't insist on winning every argument or on always having the last word.

Step 2: Forgive
Be willing to overlook faults in the other person.

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Remember that you, too, have faults.

Step 3: Seek out mutual benefits
Don't approach the relationship as a source of gain for only yourself; instead, seek out mutual benefits.

Step 4: Look for common ground
Seek out common ground. This will establish mutual expectations.

Step 5: Use humor
Use humor to smooth over rough moments in the relationship.

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Remember that life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you react to it.

Step 6: Stay spontaneous
Keep the relationship spontaneous. Don't let the monotony of life's day-to-day challenges bring you down. Instead, try something new! Enjoy your relationships!

Did You Know?
The first psychological experiment was conducted around 700 BCE in Egypt.

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