Monday, July 6, 2015

Communication Breakdown

The world would be a better place if all of us could improve our communication skills. It's not really that difficult: just say what you mean and mean what you say. Simply and tactfully, of course. Then, listen.

Communication shouldn't be a one-sided activity. The goal should be to share information and convey ideas. Assuming that “everyone knows” something or dropping vague hints instead of directly addressing an issue only causes confusion.

Lack of communication can cause simple situations to explode into major difficulties. In this information age, we have more ways than ever to talk, text, and get in touch with others. So let's do that!

I hope these quotes make you laugh and inspire you to consider how you interact with others.

If you expect me to read your mind,
you're going to have to think more clearly.”
--Spuds Crawford

The single biggest problem in communication
is the illusion that it has taken place.”
--George Bernard Shaw

I sort of kind of said something
a little like that but maybe not
clearly enough to sound like that...
But it's what I meant.”
--Mary Eva Swatek