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.
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.