Communication | Judette Coward-Puglisi

April 30, 2009

99% of the time, in my experience, the hard part about communication isn’t coming up  with the words to say or even  write.

The hard part is the expression of  those words.

Did you really think through what you want to say? Is your timing right?  Do you understand the impact of your words? Communication should be about clarity. If there is none then it is best to keep the words close to your chest until you are clear.


6 thoughts on “Communication

  1. So true, Judette. It’s impossible to pull back words when said – even if ‘you didn’t mean it that way’. Sometimes real communication has nothing to do with words and every thing to do with the right touch, the genuineness behind a gesture.

  2. I find simplicity in best in communication. And if you don’t feel like you can make it simple, it’s likely you may only confuse or frustrate those to whom you wish to communicate. I agree with Maria that genuineness is essential because that will motivate to listen … few people have patience to pay attention to someone they feel doesn’t care about them or their predicaments.

  3. Being frank, honest and genuine is very important, once those 3 factors are incorporated in the way you communicate then communication may very well be successful. In communication I believe that one should understand his or her listening audience or the receiver of the message. The circumstances under which communication is taking place should also be taken into consideration. A friend once told me a few years ago that when i spoke is was too blunt and sometimes i would try too hard to have "cover for my mouth", he said to me…"better you say what you have to say, mean it and try the use of a compliment sandwich so others would not feel offended." The compliment sandwich helped and i have now [
    passed that stage and i realized that it only works well when used on a personal level.

  4. Timing is also crucial. Is the receiver of the message ready to really hear this message? If not the message is best left for another time as it may be completely misintrepreted.

  5. That compliment sandwich is a fantastic idea for personal , face-to-face communication. In my own marriage to a man whose first language is not English, it has worked brilliantly to soothe the rough edges around the cultural misunderstandings we inevitably have. Thanks for sharing Adanna

  6. I am in total agreement with crucial timing and whether or not the receiver is ready and willing to hear the message….SO TRUE!
    Thank you for allowing me to share and for posting such brilliant blogs!

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