How do you communicate?

Communicating requires all of the senses.

When we think of communication we primarily think of speech.  While this is the primary method we use to express ourselves, there are many facets that affect how our messages are getting interpreted by those receiving them.

I am a hand talker. I constantly use gestures to emphasize what I am communicating.  For some people this becomes a distraction and takes away from the message.

The language and words we choose to use when communicating also affect how we are received.  Slang or terminology specific to a particular group may only be understood by that group.

As you can sense, communicating is a complicated endeavor.  Sometimes you succeed and sometimes you will fail.  It’s how you recover from each that determines how well you communicate.  If you are not being understood change your tactics, try different words, take a deep breath and start over.

Communication not only requires you to express yourself, but it also requires that you listen to the feedback or return message from your audience.  Knowing when you need to change a tactic is critical to being a good communicator, especially in relationships and parenting.  And when are we not in a relationship of some sort?

So really we are constantly communicating.

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Published by Sabrina J. Adams (Syryn TheVoice)

I have many different hats that I wear. Throughout my life I have been many different things: a small business owner, problem solver, mother, friend, sister, writer, designer, employee, manager, consultant, gamer, leader and many more buzz words that I can't think of. Many of these I still do, but some I have let go to focus more on the here and now. I like to share my experiences, ideas and funny things I run across. Ask me something and I will provide an honest and likely unfiltered opinion. I am still learning about life, myself, relationships, parenting and well everything else. I am not superwoman and don't really have my life together, but I manage and am willing to share my tips and learnings. Writing for me can be cathartic and sharing makes us not feel so alone in this crazy, mess of a world we currently inhabit.

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