There are so many ways nowadays to communicate with others. The old-fashioned way, face-to-face or telephone, video conference, either audio or visual, and of course in writing, whether pen to paper, email, text, message etc. The list is endless.
We often default to what is easier, or quicker for us, when in actual fact, it’s not always the best means of communication is it?
Surely there is nothing better than the spoken word!
Whether this be a conversation, a presentation or as a facilitator.
When we are feeling down – this is probably one of the best ways to counteract how we’re feeling. Talking to someone, getting things ‘off our chest’, sharing a problem or an issue. What is it they say? ‘A problem shared is a problem halved’.
Talking the talk but not walking the walk – we do need to be mindful of continually talking about things, whether this be a problem we have or our plans. If we continually talk and have no action, then what good is this?
Putting positive things out there – you may have heard of the law of attraction. What you put out there you will receive. If we continually talk about what we want or even talk about things we want as if we have them, we hopefully will keep ourselves motivated and inspired to achieve our goals.
The spoken word – whatever we talk about and to whom, we do need to be mindful of what we say and how this comes across. For example, if we continually talk about what we don’t have or can’t have or should have instead of starting from a point of being grateful, being positive about things and seeing the best of what we have.
The secret of the spoken word – is what?
It’s being mindful of what we say, how we say it, to whom we may say it and how what we say is received.
We are social animals and work better in groups. It’s good to talk, to share and to communicate regularly with others. It does us good, mentally, physically and emotionally. It gives us that ‘good feel’ factor.
Think about how you communicate. Do you communicate the best way possible? Consider the medium you use currently for communicating, and whether instead of an email or other social media, use the spoken word. You might be surprised at the reaction and outcome.