When you bring to mind the idea of communication, you bring to mind a means that conveys ideas from one being to another being.
Now imagine yourself in front of a jumble of letters trying to pick up the right letter to form the right word that would express your idea?
Further, imagine another example here, a novice painter versa a Picasso-like painter?
And after this, imagine, a human being or humans who have a very limited ability of expressing themselves. And imagine in front of them a human who is able to express oneself in different ways and is able to smile, laugh, joke and even educate.
If you imagine these examples, you will easily see that in “Communication is thinking and creativity and art and knowledge.”
However, in here, of course that I am not speaking about communication with animals that would attack you physically or threaten one verbally. Here, then, I am speaking of a thinking humanity that tries to get the best out of communication and give their best.
So now the question is; “What does one need to know in order to master the “art of communication?”
One needs to know psychology. For the beginning of “communication” is self-awareness.
Like knowing yourself and your body language. Seeing yourself in the mirror and imagining yourself, how it appears in front of others with a certain tone of voice, or certain words or certain or certain posture.
So, knowing how your “physical being” appears in front of others through the communication of ideas and being able to imagine this every time one communicates is called, “self-awareness.” That everyone needs to know to unleash and unwind at the right time and right moment.
Self-awareness can be achieved easily by asking questions to thyself, like for example;
“what kind of meaning do my ideas convey?
How does the other side perceive and conceive my ideas?
What it would be like if I put myself in someone else’s shoes?
What is the tone of my voice? Is it too high or too low?
My body language ? My facial expression? My attitude?
My culture, the other’s side culture?
In short, all of these ideas require a quick thinking strategy.
And require a large background. Facts which show that “communication” is an art like many others.
And that takes time to be mastered.
At this point, never underestimate the power of learning and the deep changes that “learning” brings to all of us.
Even by reading this blog, this means that you and anyone else, who reads and learns, is on the right path of mastering the art of communication. And any other art.
It is cool, however, to start improving this art by learning and smiling.
For no one would like angry faces that scare people from the start.
So, learn, smile, and create. And let us make a better world!