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Communication: Isn’t the Message Important?

Communication: Isn’t the Message Important?

Let me start this blog post with a question: what’s the point of communication?

If I’m understanding it correctly, we communicate with one another for the sole purpose of exchanging information and ideas. I have a message I want to communicate to you. You have a message you want to communicate in return. When both of us to do so effectively, we each understand the message of the other.

This leads to a second question: if the message conveyed is a lie, what does it matter how good a communicator the liar is? Read more about Communication: Isn’t the Message Important?

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Quality Writing Important to Everyday Communications

Quality Writing Important to Everyday Communications

King George VI of England, circa 1940-1946
King George VI of England, circa 1940-1946

If you saw the award-winning film The King’s Speech, starring Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush, you know how important public speaking was to the future king of England. In fact, King George VI suffered with a stammering problem so pronounced there were some worries he would never be able to lead his country for lack of communication.

Many of us can identify with the king’s difficulties due to our own dislike of public speaking. What’s more, few of us have any problems communicating orally with friends, family and coworkers. But what about the written word?

You could make the case that the written word is more important than oral communications inasmuch as it impacts how others perceive you. For right or wrong, poor communication skills inhibit both your influence and your effectiveness.

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