The essence of communication is the art of persuading or convincing another person or group of people.
We often assume the words we say are what the listener uses to glean the meaning of our message.
However, we often forget the listener uses the tone and body language to interpret meaning as well, if not more, that words themselves.
Perception can distort our intended message.
Credibility gives you, the speaker, an understood platform from which to communicate your ideas.
What good is a message if no one can understand it?
To deliver a successful, credible message, confidence is key. The ability to communicate with confidence rather than arrogance builds credibility.
Forming habits, such as building positive behaviors, takes effort, energy, and time. Different people need different amounts of time to develop a new habit.
How likely are you to listen to someone if you do not think that person cares much about you?
How do you know when someone is really listening to you and valuing what you say?
Have you ever been guilty of listening with the intent to reply?
What is your response when someone tells you you could have done something better?
Adopting a new skill or habit is hard. It takes committed, deliberate intentionality, and accountability to keep you on track as you move toward your goal.