Published in the Desert Health News: May-June
Do you struggle to be understood, yet often feel misunderstood? Communication is a basic skill, yet there are some subtle nuances that can raise your odds for success.
There are three basic concepts to regard for effective communication:
- What do you want to communicate?
- Why do you want to communicate this? What is your motivation? Do you want to impart information, explain, persuade, argue, or criticize?
- Is the person you want to communicate with receptive? It is important to recognize who might be closed to hearing what you want to discuss.
In this world of complex technologies, people often miss essential communication skills that are developed through human connection, reciprocity, eye contact, and emotion. There is research that links social isolation to stress, disease and early death.
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