It’s Great to Communicate
Communication is what brings people together in a community. When people communicate, they share their thoughts and concerns with each other. If there are problems, people could communicate solutions with one another. For example, Carl is upset with Jill, but she does not know why. Maybe Carl does not know how to communicate his thoughts with others, so he can’t tell Jill what’s wrong. However, if he did know, the two of them could work towards a resolution and mend their relationship. Communication is especially important for Christians. Not only does it help them know the concerns of others, but it allows them to deliver the Word of God to others. Effective communicators listen to the concerns of others, know what to communicate, and find a way to communicate that best suits them.
One way to be an effective communicator is to listen to others. When communicators listen to others, they give them their full attention. Even if they can hear what the other person is saying, doing something else while the other person is talking will become distracting. When communicators give people their full attention, it lets them know that they are truly listening. Communicators also listen to others by letting them speak all the way through. If they find what the person is saying is unimportant, they should remember that it is important to him or her. If communicators have an issue with what the person says, they should wait until after he or she finishes to bring it up. Once the person finishes, communicators can share their own thoughts on the subject.
Next, communicators know what and what not to communicate. For example, communicators should discuss things with a positive influence. Instead of insulting people and bringing them down, communicators should uplift them. In addition, communicators should take part in healthy debates. In a debate, communicators can discuss their opinions and thoughts with other people. They also know not to be rude or overbearing in debates. For instance, instead of yelling at the opponent, they would communicate with them calmly while sharing their issues. To share those thoughts, communicators should develop a way that best fits them.
Lastly, communicators should find a way to communicate that works for them. Not everybody can approach communicating the same. Some people have great interpersonal skills and have no trouble talking to people. Others may find it more difficult to communicate in a verbal method. To get over this hurdle, they should find further ways to communicate. This can be done by connecting communication with a talent, like interpersonal skills. Communicating with your talent allows for diverse and unique ways to share thoughts. For instance, imagine somebody is exceptional at video editing, and that is how she would like to communicate. She could use those videos to communicate with the world. That way, she can practice her talent, while still developing her communication skills.
To encapsulate, communicators share their concerns with others. Communicators are successful by listening to others. This allows them to be successful because when they listen to other people’s thoughts on subjects, they can respond with their own. Communicators are also successful when they know what to say. This means that they can give their thoughts in a calm and humane manner, without bringing people down. Finally, communicators are effective when they develop a suitable way to communicate. Doing it in a way they are more comfortable with will let them easily express how they view things. Not only are these the traits of an impactful communicator, but one also applies communication to share the Word of God.
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