Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Which Word Was Right?

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Some people don't know where they want to go but complain a lot about not getting there. Decide not to be one of them. by Lee L. Jampolsky, Ph.D.

Quite often I have people say to me, "Maria, we could really use help around her with our communication skills, and especially with the email. We have had several people upset due to misunderstandings."

Many people and organizations face this problem because several of the communication elements are left out of message.
You see when we are communicating with another person, the words we use are only 7% of the total sum of the meaning. 38% is tone and 55% is body languages.

One of the reasons that we rely so much on the tone and body is because of the homonyms and synonyms in our language. The words are easily misunderstood when reading them alone.
Some examples are:

  • The farm was used to produce, produce

  • He could lead, if he could get the lead out

  • Upon seeing the tear in the painting, I shed a tear

  • The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert

  • The bandage was wound around the wound

  • Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present

There are many ways to help you improve your communication skills and working relations. Many are simple and help you with production, time and team works.
Sadly there are people do not bother to change.
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P.S. If you like what you're reading in this ezine,
you'll love the book,
"Overcoming Barriers to Communication"
Answer the questions; Why doesn’t anyone understand me?
Why do I have such a hard time getting my message across?.
Overcoming Barriers to Communication

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I created a blog to separate the communication ezine and the recommendations that people have requested. For those who have asked about meeting me to discuss ideas, go to my blog and read. Fire at Sea
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All the Best!
Maria Boomhower
The Master Communicator
"Command Attention & Confidence"


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