Three Steps to Effective Communications

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Three Steps to Effective Communications

 

"Listen a hundred times.

Ponder a thousand times.

Speak one."

Source unknown

  

As I see it. . . . . . . .

Three Steps to effective communications.  

We listen to gather information.  

We ponder the information to gain wisdom, and knowledge. 

We speak once with insight and authority. 

Effective communications is required in every aspect of our lives and business. Communications skills give us the ability to better understand of the feeling of people in our lives and our customers and for them to understand us.  

Insight will enable us to form stronger, lasting relationships and rapport.    

As a business professional our communications skills separates us from our competitors and creates a business advantage.    

®2009, Lou Ludwig, Sales and Management Consultant, Motivational Speaker, Trainer, Educator and Author

  

 

 

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Sandra White
John L Scott Real Estate - Port Townsend, WA
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Very good advice.  I think I have ADD and have to really work harder on the listening part.  Thanks for the reminder. 

Apr 27, 2009 03:05 AM #1
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Sharon Lee
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Hi Lou-Solid advice. Thanks for the Monday morning inspiration. Have a great day<SMILE>

Apr 27, 2009 03:26 AM #2
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Cherry Wings Realty
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Lou:

Great advice.  That is why God gave us two ears and one mouth.  So we would listen twice as much as we speak.

 

Apr 27, 2009 04:08 AM #3
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Richard Weeks
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Lou,

I like it, make a lot of sense, thanks for sharing.

Apr 27, 2009 04:08 AM #4
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Richard Dolbeare, R(B)
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Ah yes, speaking with insight and authority reminds me of a favorite Mark Twain quote.  It goes something like this "It is better to be silent and appear a fool than to speak and remove all doubt".  Your steps will avoid this pitfall.

Apr 27, 2009 05:08 AM #5
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Lou Ludwig
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Hi Sandra

Listening is a challenging skill to acquirer, we have to work hard at it.

Thanks for your comment.

Lou Ludwig

Apr 29, 2009 03:26 PM #6
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Lou Ludwig
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Hi Sharon

Thank you for your comments.

Have an outstanding and productive week.

Lou Ludwig

Apr 29, 2009 03:27 PM #7
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Lou Ludwig
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Hi Christine

Yes that is great advice, thanks for sharing.

Lou Ludwig

Apr 29, 2009 03:29 PM #8
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Lou Ludwig
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Hi Richard

Thanks for sharing your thoughts

Lou Ludwig

Apr 29, 2009 03:30 PM #9
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Lou Ludwig
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Hi Richard

That is one outstanding Mark Twain quote.

Thanks for sharing.

Lou Ludwig

Apr 29, 2009 03:32 PM #10
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