The communication articles provided here are to help you effectively communicate your ideas and concepts about problem-solving, critical thinking, and decision-making.
Years ago I worked in Houston, Texas. While there, I attended a farewell party for a secretary who was leaving the company for a promotion and more money. The party was moving.
I could see that he was moved by all the people who told him how much he would miss her and how difficult it would be to replace her.
People came from all over to wish him the best. There was a tremendous outpouring of emotions and feelings that one rarely sees in a place of business. The hugs and tears seemed to last forever.
It was impressive to see first hand how this woman was able to connect with others on an emotional level. She significantly enriched their lives, and also had a much more enriching life.
Do some people have a special gift?
Why do some people seem to go through life effortlessly connecting with almost everyone they know? Why do you have great relationships with your parents, siblings, peers, children, coworkers, and friends? Why do they seem to be in the right place to get bargains on their daily transactions while others struggle to get a fair deal?
Are they just lucky? Do you have a special gift?
The answer is neither. People who connect effectively with others use simple, but effective and powerful communication techniques that help create better relationships. This produces better lives for themselves and for the people they connect with.
True communication is about connections. If I need something from you, I need to connect with you so that you are convinced to help me. The same is true if you need something from me.
Therefore, it ™ s fair to say that the words communication and connection are frequently conceptually interchangeable words.
When we talk to someone it is common to think only of satisfying our own needs. We are talking, but not necessarily connecting. Instead of focusing only on what we want, there needs to be a paradigm shift. When you change your paradigm, you change your life.
When the focus shifts from meeting our own needs to encompassing other people’s needs as well, the whole landscape of communication changes and something magical happens! The dialogue between two people improve significantly. Both people adhere to each other’s needs and the result is effective communication.
Traveling to many places teaches some simple truths. Although cultures, education, economic opportunity, education, and countless other factors are different, most people want many of the same things in life.
We want to feel loved, respected, useful, self-expressive and live in a safe and comfortable environment in our ever-changing world.
Using this simple concept as a basis for understanding, we can break down the barriers of poor communication and personal isolation by working to meet the needs of others, while also meeting our own needs.
In business school I quickly learned that the reason for any business was simple: to make a profit.
The hard part wasn’t understanding this concept; was to apply it in the real world. Learning and understanding business well enough to make a constant profit takes years of diligent work and study.
The same goes for communication with others. The concepts are simple. It ™ s the application that is challenging. What works well for me won’t work for you.
And what works for you won’t necessarily work for someone else. This personalization of communication may seem a little difficult, but it is part of the beauty that makes us all different.
By learning some foundations of human nature (such as the need to feel important and be heard) we create a solid foundation for great relationships where communication flourishes.
However, as in business, application requires time, diligence, and a constant willingness to learn and apply the fundamentals as well as all the nuances of communication. Effective.
Summary of communication articles:
The articles on communication in this section have been carefully selected to reinforce specific areas of communication. Strong communication skills are needed when presenting ideas and concepts about problem-solving, critical thinking, and decision making.
These communication articles include: Emotional Connections, Perceptions and Realities, Expectations Communication, Effective Communication Skills and much more.