Get Your Point Across

I find it interesting that we have so many ways to communicate.  Sometimes, though, it is frustrating when we don’t consider our best communication methods.

Some people yell and scream. They get irate and stomp their feet trying to get the point across. Sometimes these people are just disruptive. And often, they’re mad at themselves because they can’t figure out why people do not listen to them.

There are better ways of communication. Some people speak so softly that it pulls you towards them to be able to hear. It is a better method than yelling or screaming.

I remember seeing an interview with a prominent actor where he talked about being up for a role as a tough guy. He sat in the waiting room and listened to other actors try out for the part. They yelled and screamed their lines, and they were angry and over-the-top.

Our actor did not worry about that. He already knew what worked. When it was his turn to the audition, rather than yelling and screaming, he pulled the co-actor close, placed fingers near her eyes, and spoke softly and forcefully into her ear. It was very effective and won him the role.

How do you get your point across?

Author: Mike Balof

A retired Air Force Master Sergeant, Mike used to lay in bed at night and worry about what would happen if his plant closed or found himself without a job. One day his plant closed. Rather than panic and hysteria (OK, maybe a little) Mike found himself carried away on the adventure of his life. Mike started with the best job he ever had working at Home Depot. He spent 8 years working with job seekers at a local workforce center, helping them to find employment. He then started his own company developing courses, writing books and urging others to follow their own paths into the future. Mike holds a Master of Arts in Adult Education and Training and a Bachelor of Business Management, earned through the University of Phoenix and an AAS degree in Electronics Systems Technology from the Community College of the Air Force. Mike is a member of the Delta Mu Delta Business Honor Society.

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