10 tips to better communicate with children and thinking outside of the box when it comes to events

by | Oct 28, 2021 | Celebrant, Children's Communication Skills, Mental Health & Wellbeing | 0 comments

It’s the end of October. I can’t quite believe it. In my latest newsletter, I am going to share with you my top 10 tips to better communicate with children and also thinking outside of the box when it comes to events. 

What a year it has been. 

I hope that for many of you things have started to return to a ‘normal’ that you are comfortable with. 

Children are off for half term and I know from speaking to many parents at the weddings I have been at recently as Toastmaster and as a Celebrant, that half term can sometimes be fraught!

So, I wanted to share with you a recent blog post that I wrote. 

In this article, I share my top 10 tips to better communicate with children. I hope that it brings a stress-free final few days of October for those of you with children. 

For those of you that don’t have children, I still encourage you to read the article. Some of the tips I share could equally be applied to many situations we as adults face in life and at work when communicating with people.

One of my delights of late has been returning to in-person events. 

 

It has been such a joy to get back to being a Toastmaster and a Celebrant at events. I have had the pleasure of attending many weddings these past few weeks. 

I wanted to share with you one wedding that was a little different in the location from the others I have recently attended. 

When planning your wedding, sometimes you have to be inventive. Sometimes you have a picture in your mind of how you want your wedding to be. Other times you have limitations such as budgets, or a limited capacity to deal with. 

This past year has placed many limitations on brides and bridegrooms to be. But, when you feel that things are spiraling out of control such as suppliers canceling or your ideal venue not being available, I urge you to take a step back and think creatively. 

That is exactly what S and N did with their wedding. Their wedding was a fusion of cultures but also held outdoors at a glamping site. 

I’m sharing the video of their wonderful wedding, but if you feel you are coming up against a brick wall when it comes to planning your wedding, please do reach out to me. 

As a wedding celebrant with many years of experience, I can give you some ideas and help make the path to your wedding as stress-free as possible. Both in the lead-up and on the day itself. 

In case you missed it, my recent book collaboration is now available. It’s called ‘A New Woman’ and in my chapter, I share my story of disability, challenges, adversity, resilience, and success. I discuss how Disability is still a taboo subject and not discussed in the positive way it should. I share my thoughts on how people still do not understand hidden disabilities and I discuss the focus people put on inability when it should be about ability. I even share how sometimes those closest to us do not realise how their words and actions are negative and not supportive which can have a detrimental impact on an individual’s life.

Available to buy on Amazon and digital download now. 

If you’ve read my chapter I’d love to know what you think. 

Drop me a note at sonal@sonaldave.com if my chapter has resonated with you. 

 

 

Finally, I wanted to end this newsletter with a thank you. I cannot believe that I am now celebrating my 3rd year business anniversary.

So much has happened since I started back in late 2018 and I want to first thank you all for being there with me through the journey. The ups, the downs and not forgetting the pandemic. It’s been a bit of a roller coaster for all of us.

 When I look at my own personal journey, a lot has happened. I have never really been a healthy person for numerous reasons, which I won’t go into today, but I have always fought hard to break down barriers, face challenges head-on and make a positive change. I hope that I have been able to inspire a few of you over the years.

 I do hope that with your support, I will continue to do the work I am passionate about supporting couples and clients with their events and services, as well as helping both children and adults learn the life skills of Communicating with Confidence, Storytelling, Interview Skills and more.

 Thank you so much for sharing the journey with me.

 Sonal

“Dare to Dream, Dare to be Different, The World is YOUR Stage”

CELEBRANT: SONAL DAVE

Sonal Dave is a Ceremonies Celebrant, Lady Toastmaster and Professional Public Speaking Expert. Speaking English, Gujarati and basic Hindi, Sonal’s services include symbolic Asian rituals, the sand ceremony and many other symbolic Indian or Western elements.