Relationships are all there is. Everything in the universe only
exists because it is in relationship to everything else. Nothing
exists in isolation. We have to stop pretending we are individuals
that can go it alone.
I realized communications is the most fundamental and significant form of human interaction and self discovery. It’s how we experience our surroundings and people, so why not be the most distinguished communicator in order to live life as a global communications citizen and ambassador! Let’s begin.
The basic definition of communications “is the exchange of thoughts, messages, or information, as by speech, visuals, signals, writing, or behavior” (wiki). Humankind spends much of its time and energy communicating, be it within an interpersonal, business, identity and mediation, or cultural capacity. There are many communicative barriers such as language differences, cultural restrictions, inflammatory media/statements, subjective/objective misinterpretations, and so forth. This blog will provide useful strategies in overcoming the communication obstacles we face in every facet of life. It will also offer examples of effective forms of communication to enhance your life, allowing you to get more whether that be from a romantic partner, familial situation, friendship, business relationship, intellectual understanding, a crisis, or simply a personal desire to improve your communicative abilities.
There will be an array of communication theories, models, scholars, critics I will be referring to in each post/session from Getting More, Stuart Diamond; Anthropology of Cyberculture, Escobar, A.; Corporate Communications, Christensen, L.T.; to How to Win Friends and Influence People, Dale Carnegie. Furthermore, I will offer practical and effectual tools in delivering presentations, public speaking, social/business networking, problem solving, job interviews, and much more. Consider this blog and discussion forum a ‘how to’ guide to become a better communicator in every area of your life. I have learned, at times with difficulty, to be a more influential and effective communicator through my professional, educational, and experiential trainings. Join me in discussing the progressive field of communication through the sharing of ideas. This will catalyze a new outlook for the advancement of communications and establish an interconnection amongst humankind.