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"The Art Of Communicating Is The Language of Success"

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Talk, talk, talk.... but to what end? Being an effective communicator is critical to success in work and life. I consider myself in the the business of communicating (asking the right questions, understanding the answers, clarifying the points. making the complex simple) in order to get outcomes for my clients.

We're all getting busier and busier, time seems to evaporate and we need to understand and be communicated with quickly but effectively. The key to success is to know your audience and communicate with them accordingly. Remember the golden rule "Do not treat people the way that you like to be treated, unless they are like you!". Communication theorist, Milton Bennet, points out that many communication problems stem from assuming that other people are like us - then treating them that way.

The key to communicating successfully is to provide the information that they want and need to hear in a manner that is meaningful to them. Taking time to find out their needs will ensure that they take you and your message more seriously. Here are a few tips I've picked up along the way.