Monday, September 3, 2012

Learning, building and improving communication skills

"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever".
I started with these words of Gandhi, because life is so precious that the best each one can do is: to learn during all our lifetime. Learning again and again, about ourselves, about the others. How can we build positive relationships, establish quality professional partnerships, share a vision without judgment...?

These different ways of learning are all part of communication.

Indeed, communication has something magical in the sense it allows to create a link, to learn from the other, to discover, to feel and to live with the other.
Building effective communication should be considered in
  • professional life: build internal communication strategy based on transparency (between co-workers / from BtoB or BtoCs ..)
  • personal and social life: with interactive communication including listening in order to understand first before replying. The purpose being to create and maintain a constructive dialogue ( between friends, acquaintances..)
Finally, for improving our daily communication, here are 3 simple points to pay attention to:
  • be honest and respectful with others
  • express clearly his/her vision, opinion or needs
  • respond to messages/request in order to close the loop
Life is a journey where communication seems to be one of the key tools which can highly contribute in building and enhancing quality relationships.