How do you feel about the prospective mediator?
Trustworthiness is demonstrated by a person’s actions, words, demeanor, and dress. First impressions are crucial. Mannerisms, vocal tone, as well as facial expression and general behavior often help determine whether or not a person is trustworthy.
A mediator should have a wide range of skills and techniques from which to draw in order to address and manage the oftentimes difficult and unexpected situations that occur during a session. An effective mediator:
- Has the imagination and confidence to do the unexpected.
- Brings a fresh approach, a new way of looking at things.
- Often updates his or her skills.
Previously in the Preparing for Divorce Mediation Series: How to Choose a Mediator and How a Mediator Should Act – Respecting Others
Next in the Preparing for Divorce Mediation Series: How to Choose a Mediator and How a Mediator Should Act – Sense of Humor
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