Communication is something that people think they are born with but really it is a skill.
Being able to listen, focus, interpret intentions and explain yourself clearly is a great tool that is useful in both your personal and public life.
We tend to only focus on the being heard part. We want to be understood but we seldom take time to understand the other person’s point of view.
We communicate but we don’t listen.
No one is heard when hurt substitutes itself for communication and it is seldom replaced with actual dialogue. Soon “fake talks” replace real conversations. No real plant grows in fake soil.
Listen and then receive. Listening does not equal agreeing. Really try to get the intention behind the words stated. Be a good steward of people’s time and attention.
Be clear and make sure your emotions are not overpowering your words.
Convey your opinion and be open to hearing a different point of view. We can learn a lot from one another if we take time to communicate instead of trying to lecture each other.