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.
What is your response when someone tells you you could have done something better?
Have you ever been guilty of listening with the intent to reply?
How do you know when someone is really listening to you and valuing what you say?
How likely are you to listen to someone if you do not think that person cares much about you?
Forming habits, such as building positive behaviors, takes effort, energy, and time. Different people need different amounts of time to develop a new habit.
To deliver a successful, credible message, confidence is key. The ability to communicate with confidence rather than arrogance builds credibility.
What good is a message if no one can understand it?
Credibility gives you, the speaker, an understood platform from which to communicate your ideas.
Perception can distort our intended message.
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.
The essence of communication is the art of persuading or convincing another person or group of people.