Talking so much yet saying so little


Nobody means to miscommunicate. It's usually a symptom of something else like wanting to be heard or needing to be right.

The challenge of clear communication is not to merely demand and order, it's to instruct and learn. That's why conversations are more effective than speeches and 1:1 interactions are more memorable than presentations. 

The teams that seem to communicate the best are also the ones that have learned to do one thing better than anybody else: ASK.

Because if you don't ask, you don't know. Otherwise, conversations, tasks, todo's, and projects seem to just go in circles. 

We're all selling something. And anybody in sales knows that if you believe enough in what you are selling, you're not going to just 'say your peace' and never follow up again. If it means enough to you, know that clear communication takes time. It takes effort. And it takes dialogue, which leads to connection, which leads to trust, which leads to action.