Improve the Quality of Your Communication
If you carefully notice
many times your time is taken away by defective and faulty
One of the NLP
presuppositions is: "The purpose of communication is the response you
get." It means that if at all there is any purpose for communication,
it is to get the outcome you want. If the outcome is not
accomplished, you need not have communicated at all in the first
This brings the onus of
improving communication on the person who communicates and not on the
person who receives. As you work through the day, find out the number
of occasions when you did not get the outcome you wanted. Instead of
blaming or complaining that the other person did not understand your
communication, ask the question what you could have done to make the
communication clearer. As you end today, go through the following
Did you find the quality
of your communication adequate?
Did others mention that
"you did not communicate clearly?" This may mean that as far as they
are concerned you were not clear.
Did you have a feeling of
inadequacy of the level of your understanding any communication?
How could you improve
your communication quality?
You can add to the above
checklist. In a nutshell: You should believe that you are responsible
for effective communication. If the communication is defective your
time will be spent in rectifying things which should have been done
right in the first place. There are lots of books on improving the
quality of communication. Ability to communicate effectively is a
very critical skill for achieving success in life.