An clear communication enhances the quality of life, increases productivity and contributes to how effective our interpersonal relationships are.
Unclear communication, on the other hand, leads to misunderstandings, tensions and a high potential for frustration. To avoid such circumstances, it is immensely important to master the art of clear communication.
Rhetoric expert René Borbonus will tell you exactly how you can bring more clarity into your communication. In the following, we have prepared a lecture by René in which he gives you numerous tips on how you can develop clear communication in your private and professional life.
Clear communication and self-awareness
Of all the life skills available to us, communication is probably the most powerful." - Mary Virginia Martin
Decelerate everyday life
Fact: We absorb more information in a day than our grandparents do in an entire week. The result: We are cognitively tired. So with this enormous flood of data, it's no wonder that clear communication doesn't happen....
We can safely do without a lot of the information. Or is it really important that you check your Facebook timeline every five minutes to see what your friends had for lunch?
We maintain: Clear communication requires relevance. Therefore, deal as much as possible with Topics that move you forward in life and avoid distractions from irrelevant information streams.
Use your time wisely
We owe something wonderful to death. Namely, the limitation of life. Without the limitation, the design would make no sense at all.
And when we realize the limitation, we develop the awareness to think about the design. Because memento mori (remember you're going to die) always leads to carpe diem (seize the day).
Clear communication therefore requires clear awareness ahead. In this context, you must ask yourself in which areas of your life you are still unclear.
Communication in interpersonal relationships
, "Your ability to communicate is an important tool on the path to your goals, whether with your family, your colleagues, or your clients and customers." - Les Brown
Clear communication is not a matter of course. We find plenty of evidence in everyday life. Perhaps you have also experienced one of the two following stories.
Example 1: A family is travelling by car from Bonn to Frankfurt. "Jens, if you don't stop right now, you're getting out of here!". Because her son again can not keep still, so the mother can not concentrate on the traffic.
How do you think the son will react? Will he respond to his mother's threat? Or will he continue with his Punch and Judy show, knowing full well that his mother will not kick him out in the middle of the highway? How do you think the son would have reacted if his mother had communicated clearly?
Example 2: A father is on the playground with his son. ,,Alexander, are you coming? We have to go home." Alexander countered: "No, I still want to play with my friends.""Okay, Daddy's leaving now."
How will the son react in the situation? Will he get scared and go home with his father? Or will he calmly continue playing with his friends?
What do we learn about clear communication from these two examples? The answer: clear communication shapes relationships. Relationships shape quality of life. It is worth investing in it.