BY : Mr Mih
A lot of people think communication is all about noise OR
How long you talk OR
Even how smart you sound.
Unfortunately (As I recently discovered) its not.
Communication isn’t just about talking.
It’s about INFLUENCE.
It’s about getting what we want.
Talk is cheap is what they say BUT
When the talk carries significant weight
It can make significant SHIFT.
When rightly done, communication is POWER.
To my surprise ;
A day old baby seems to KNOW how to communicate than many adults.
This might sound overboard but come to think of it ;
A day old baby knows how to ;
Get breastmilk from his mother WITHOUT saying a word.
Many adults on the other hand can’t even convince their friends of what they want.
Pathetic but true.
Communication isn’t just about letting words out of your mouth.
It’s about mixing up NON-VERBAL cues with what you say PLUS ;
Using vulnerability to your advantage.
This is NOT a gimmick.
These are some basic things that ought to be taught in schools.
When it comes to “effective” communication ;
You don’t need to be the smartest in the room.
You need to be ;
1. CLEAR and DIRECT about what you want
2. Insert emotion into the words you use.
To be continued…
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