Communication – sounds simple and yet we all have had experiences that indicate it is a complex process. Whether at work or at home being an authentic communicator may present a challenge that many people are not that aware of.
The art of authentic communication is based on speaking or writing for yourself. That’s right – speaking or writing for yourself. Much of the time what we try to pass off as authentic communication is actually an attempt to have our audience respond in a certain way.
Messages are carefully crafted to have that audience be taken by the content. The flaw in this is that we have absolutely no control over how another person will react to what we have written or spoken.
Try communicating for yourself and track the results. You may find it curiously liberating and find that the message may even carry a greater impact.
Business Transition Strategist, Marie-Helene Sakowski at email@example.com.