communicating like your life depended on it
Communication is hard work. But it is so necessary. Actively communicating is needed in every realm- within an organization (for-profit or non-profit), between organizations, from organizations to the public, between individuals, within a marriage, in all kinds of relationships. (and it can also be said that communication within oneself in the form of self-talk has its own kind of impact) And yet it’s so poorly done all over the place. I won’t gripe about why others don’t do it, nor speculate what their motives are.
I’ll admit that I’m not the greatest communicator. It just plain disappoints me that orgs and people withhold information, and thus fail to communicate. Communicating is written or its verbal. Public speaking is the #1 fear of Americans (and probably of most people around the world). Written communication, like blogging, works for some people. Experts say that most communication is non-verbal, but in actuality, most communication effectively happens because of words, written and spoken.
So I use words, typed words. Blogging has opened up a new world for me, and to millions of others. I don’t get to blog as often as I’d like, far short of the 5 hours a day that an A-list blogger spends on the art of it.
And in that process of actively communicating, we slowly learn how to communicate better, to do the hard work, and we find life.