Do you understand what I am saying?
Communicating requires you to be able to successfully share an idea or feeling. Just because you said or wrote something don’t mean that you were understood. The giver and the receiver are both responsible for successful communication. When you don’t understand, it is time to ask questions to assure a successful transmission of the communication. This is true whether the communication is verbal or by expression. Effective communication will enable you to connect with others, earning their respect and trust, assuring that you are heard and clearly understood. Sometime the case could be; did the communicator know what they said. So you see, communication can be a dilemma if it is not done correctly.
Effective communication is more than the give-and-take of information. It is all about understanding what was said, and is a two-way street, clearly stated and clearly understood. Communication deepens your connection with others. It allows you to communicate skillfully without causing conflicts or distrust. When your communication is integrated, it is heartfelt (what come from the heart goes into the hearer’s heart). That is effective communication with intention. One must know what they’re saying, and skillfully know when it should be said.
Were you listening? This co-important part of effective communication is very important. Without it communication is impossible. To often what is said and what is heard are two different things. Patient and attention are required to be a successful listener. Another way to put it you have to want to understand what is being said. Sometime, it may be necessary to re-state what was said to make sure you are understanding (did you just say that the sky is pink?). To be a good listener; set quietly, without interruption and or distraction. Don’t be hasty in passing information that is communicated without understanding. Wrong communication can be harmful, take an initiative to get it right.