The Importance of Effective Communication

Interacting with others isn’t always easy but it is necessary. It’s called COMMUNICATION. Communication is the beginning and the end of everything. Where would we be without it? To put it simply, without communication we wouldn’t know how to get our thoughts and ideas across to others. We wouldn’t know what they were trying to say to us and sometimes that can actually be a good thing.  But let’s face it. We really need to communicate with others if we want to advance in life.

In order to get along in the world, as we move from one level to the next, we take in information. This is called learning. Learning, growing, or developing in any way, is accomplished by communicating. When others share information with us and when we receive that information, it is communicating.

The expression of information with others goes beyond words. This means that when we communicate, we can do so without the use of words by using nonverbal cues, or actions. So how do we do this? Have you ever heard the expression, “It’s not what you said, it’s what you did.” Or, what about the expression, “Actions speak louder than words.” These expressions tell us that the actions the individuals took said so much more than any words they could ever say.

Nonverbal cues or actions can be used in so many forms. They can be used in facial expressions, the way we dress, the way we walk. Nonverbal cues can even be used in the way we listen to others. Did you know that nonverbal cues can even be used in the eye contact you give to others and in your posture? People are paying attention to the things you say and the actions you take so please be careful when you are trying to make a good impression.

The impact of good communication can affect so many areas of your life. Not only can effective communication impact your career, but it can also impact your personal relationships, your goals, it can impact every single area of your entire life. Because of the major role communication plays in all areas of your life, you have to make sure you take steps to communicate as effectively as possible while remembering that different situations call for different types of communication.

We here at The Write Touch understand the importance of good communication which is why we created an entire YouTube video series around it. We call it “Communication Chronicles”. There are so many moving pieces to communication. Some you may already know, some you may not, and others you may not even want to consider.

As we begin this communication journey together over the next few weeks, we will introduce you to several tools, techniques, and best practices regarding communication. We will start with the importance of mindset to establish good communication habits.  Following the mindset, we will discuss more areas of communication that may be a little uncomfortable but are necessary for us to continue to grow. We have also designed several workshops that are geared to help you communicate better in job interviews as well as other areas of your life. Check them out and sign up for one today.

Communication is an essential aspect of life that must be mastered if you want to climb the ladder of success. While there are several areas of communication that may seem unimportant or trivial, the truth is, they aren’t. Taking the extra time now to learn to navigate this essential area of life will pay leaps and bounds later. You will be surprised at just how far good communication skills can take you.