Connection is the root of successful communication
Everyone talks. But do you truly communicate & connect?
Turn on the TV and push mute, and you probably know what is being said or the intention by watching body language and facial expressions. Communication is essentially comprised of three components:
7% - words we speak
38% - tone of voice
55% - body language
George Bernard Shaw stated, “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”
How well do you listen? Do you stop what you are doing and solely focus on the person speaking, and seek to understand what that person is saying?
“Communication is the foundation of every great relationship. Communication builds trust. Trust generates commitment. Commitment fosters teamwork, and teamwork delivers results,” said Jon Gordon, co-author of You Win in the Locker Room First: The 7 C’s to Build a Winning Team in Business, Sports, and Life.
Great communication builds the trust that creates collaboration and understanding, and this accomplishes great results. Connecting is the ability to identify with people and relate to them in a way that increases your influence with them.
To be successful, you must work with others. And to do that at your absolute best, you must learn to connect. Connecting is all about others, and connecting requires energy and commitment.
Are you committed to communication, and making great connections?
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