“Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.” Robert Frost
The art of communication by its definition is the "imparting or exchanging of information or news. In that form, it is a simple one, easy to understand, but the usage of communication is difficult. It is a line of sharing information that could easily go wrong at any point.
The best thing about communication is that it is two-folded, speaking (or typing) and active listening (or reading). Anything that has to be done takes the art of communicating through verbal expression, body language or electronic passways.
Communication is essential in everyday life, especially in an effective chapter. Here are 5 steps to effective communication.
Clarity and Completeness: It is essential to know who you are talking to and why. What are you trying to communicate? Put some thought into your message before you speak.
Delivery: Understanding who you are talking to will help you understand how the message may be received and therefore, determine which communication channel is most effective. Rather the communication happens through a phone call, text message, email, or face-to-face communication.
Gestures & Tone: Most people take into consideration your body language and the inflection in your voice Speak to others how you would want to be spoken too.
Active Listening: Pay attention to what is being said, show that you are comprehending, provide feedback, defer judgment, and respond appropriately - not quickly.
Life doesn’t revolve around us: When we are communicating it is important to understand that people perceive messages differently and it is important that we allow people time to interpret and process information.