Whether it is at the office or at home, whether with a stranger at the super market or with an old friend at the park, whether with family and friends or with our Lord and savior Jesus Christ, everything falls at the stake of the words that comes of our mouth, the words we use to communicate.
Relationship depends on communication and vise versa. We tend to talk more or communicate more with someone we are very close with. The issue is all about trust and faith. But then how do we communicate effectively with someone who we don’t feel intimate with?
There is so much power when individuals communicate for a common goal and purpose. We can see that how much the people of Babylon accomplished and fail to do so when they cannot communicate no more.
When two people cannot communicate the right way, it is impossible to do anything. Communication is the key to everything. It is the key for making a strong bond of relationship. The word of God says, “If the two don’t agree to each other, they can’t go together”
Therefore success in communication is really success in many areas of our lives. It really brings success at home, success in marriage, success with parents and children, success at work and success everywhere with the Lord by our side.
If communication is the key to everything, then what is the key to communication? Many people agree that trust is the key to communication. If I trust you then I will not have any issue regarding the message you convey to me.
Sometimes things get really bad when two individuals argue. The fact is they can easily come to agreement to a certain extent if they know how to communicate better. The problem with this approach is that you cannot trust every one.
Well you can trust at least few people in your life. When it comes to the reality you don’t have to trust every word that is spoken from their mouth.
10 Tips for Effective Communication
Be positive when you start a conversation. Don’t interpret words of the other person in a negative way.
Try to make the conversation funny. The thing it is really hard to convey your message when things are a little bit unfriendly.
Take your time to come up with ideas that can really boost the communication to the next level.
Be respectful. Respect the opinions of others and don’t just impose your own ideas.
Take turns to talk and don’t disrupt while others are talking.
Don’t take the conversation to the wrong direction where the other person is not willing to go by becoming too much personal or rude.
Try to feel the implications and interpretations of your words before you even speak out. If you find it disrespectful, rephrase it in a more sensible way and thoughtful manner.
Don’t be arrogante or rude. Be kind and sincere!
Be personal. Allow them to pour their hearts and speak whatever they feel they have to say if they want to. Don’t hesitate to share your little secretes every now and then. It will create bondage and enhance friendship but be very wise what to say when and for whom.
Thank them for their time when you finish the conversation.
These are few suggestions how we could improve our communications skills. Please don’t take this list as exhaustive and you may add your own ideas to the list.
May God bless you and pour out his blessing to enrich you with wisdom to speak the right word at the right time, to help heal people broken hearts, in the name of Jesus! Amen!