Breaking the Communication Barrier
The poet, William Butler Yeats once said, “Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people." This is perhaps one of the largest obstacles most people face when attempting to communicate effectively; especially in the world of projects and project management.
These days, effective business communication means many types including, verbal, written, emails, and even voicemail. I’ll leave twittering and texting out because to me, tweeting is not business-like (we’re not Chad Ochocinco here) and texting should only be utilized when absolutely no other avenue is available.
If we really examine Mr. Yeats’ quote, the type of communication must be clearly understood by the person on the other end of the communication link. To break the communication barrier, the communicator must think not just wisely but also about the receiver of the message.
If we take the four basic methods of business communication, verbal, written, emailing, and voicemail, how well can you get your message across based on the method?
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