Sometimes, as a man, you just have step up, be the hero, and slay those dragons! Great men, leaders, friends, and lovers know how to master oral…communication. Words are power!
Considering the pandemic, today’s common communication channels often fall to social media. We have tons of tweeting, texting, emailing, and sending lines of code in emojis. However, real human connection, real adult relationships are based on strong, effective communication beyond emojis.
Listen, listen, and listen. People want to know that they are being heard. Really listen to what the other person is saying, instead of organizing your response. Ask questions. Avoid misunderstandings by asking good questions. When you are speaking to someone on the phone, do not respond to an email, or send a text at the same time. The other person will know that she does not have your attention.
Sometimes you need to pick up the phone. If you find that you have a lot to say, instead of sending an email, call the person instead. Email is great, but sometimes it is easier to communicate what you have to say verbally. And sometimes, just sometimes, hearing a man’s voice is super sexy.
Think before you speak. Do not allow difficult emotions or impulsive thoughts to interfere with good communication. Pause before you speak. Do not say the first thing that comes to mind. Take a moment and pay close attention to what you say and how you say it.
Maintain a positive attitude and smile. Nobody likes a Debbie Downer. We all have our good days and bad days. Try not to hold anyone hostage in a difficult conversation because you are having a bad day.
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