It needs to be told presenting has changed but the majority of people haven’t evolved with it. Are you still asking for a show of hands? Do you suffer from sticky floor syndrome? You want to joyfully glide across the stage but you appear to be stuck in some sort of quick sand. This is where the art of communication comes to the rescue!

The Art OF Communication

Yes, I agree communication is an art but it doesn’t need to be a dying art. Its up to each and everyone of us to home in on our communication skills after all we communicate every day whether with our colleagues, family ,friends or loved ones. We often see organisations highlight communication skills as being a core competency required. ┬áBut how many organisations or people actually invest time in becoming a stronger, more effective communicator. Are we limiting our opportunities because of it? Could we produce stronger relationships if we could just learn to both listen and talk more effectively? I recently read a quote by Victor Frankl which i found interesting;

Victor Frankl: ” Between stimulus and response, there is space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”

If this statement is universally true then shouldn’t we be placing a lot more focus on the effectiveness of our communication both verbal and non verbal? Be curious about the language people use in their day to day. Not only listen to what people are saying, but listen to what you are saying back to people. Spot the gaps in your own communication first.

Below is a great example of an effective communicator:

I want you to be aware of his powerful use of storytelling and use of body language to support his verbal communication.

 

Stay curious

Unlearning along the way

Conor Hyland
Presentologist At Audience Alive

art of communication

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