Have you had the experience of emailing back and forth, back and forth with someone about a specific topic, and yet, you still did not have definitive next steps or a good sense of what the other party was trying to say to you? Or have you received an email from someone and wondered what the heck they just wrote or what you might have done to inspire such ire, only to find out later that what you thought you read wasn’t really what they meant? Yes, the prevalence of emails and texting has brought a whole new set of complications to our already complex human communications. Sure emails are convenient and can happen 24/7, but great care must be taken on both ends of the words – the writing and the interpretation – for real and meaningful communication to exist.
Better still, why not just pick up the phone and dial?
There is much to be learned simply by hearing the intonation, inflexion and speed of someone’s voice. The spoken word and the immediacy of the back and forth banter will breathe new life and a deeper sense of meaning to your connection, and you’ll experience less misunderstandings and greater rapport along the way. Now, that’s Powerful!