By Terri Cole
We all long to be understood. Whether it’s in business or your personal life, everyone wants to feel like they are being heard and that what they say matters. How well or poorly you communicate impacts everything you do. The way you do one thing thing is the way you do everything, most of the time. This means that difficulty expressing your thoughts and feelings in your personal relationships, can easily spill over into the communication in your business and professional life.
Ineffective communication is not only frustrating for the person who can’t seem to spit it out clearly and concisely, but also for the person on the receiving end. When a consultant, co-worker or client conveys their needs, wants or ideas to you in a way that is unclear and scattered it can leave you confused as to what to do. If you ever feel like people just don’t ‘get you,’ your communication style may be why.