Author: Paul Berger

Telephone calls are very hard for people with aphasia and other speech problems from stroke, like me. One way to succeed is to plan ahead-before you pick up the phone, know what you want to say.

One of the courses offered by the aphasia center I attend (the Stroke Comeback Center) helps you relearn how to make a phone call and leave a message.

We memorize some simple scripts. I have mine by the phone so I can refer to it when I start a call. This gives me confidence to call my friends and
business colleagues.

For networking meetings, I use an index card with a brief script describing my small business and goals.

A copy of the telephone script will be posted to my website at: www.strokesurvivor.com/articles_and_tips.html .

Other insights and tips for coping with life and taking control of your recovery after stroke are available on my website at http://www.strokesurvivor.com and in my books, “How to Conquer the World With One Hand…And an Attitude,” and “You Can Do It! 105 Thoughts, Feelings & Solutions to Inspire You.”