Maybe It Was Some Crossed Wires

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Maybe It Was Some Crossed Wires

 

 

Crossed Wires Effective Communication

 

 

Maybe It Was Some Crossed Wires   Although I thought I knew the meaning of the idiom I checked the definition of "crossed wires" in The Urban Dictionary to make sure.   I found it to be or become confused, mistaken or mentally disordered(about something).  An allusion to telephone wires being wrongly connected.  

 

Effective communication is not an easy one to master at times I am sure many can agree.  Misinterpretations are present.  Unintentionally and perhaps otherwise.   A bad connection can occur on multiple levels.   You know...stuff happens. 

 

Crossed wires came to mind because effective communication is so important.  I mean communication is clearly a part of our everyday life.  How we speak.  But far beyond that.  A smile.  That nod.   Or shrug.  Even that hand gesture.  Yes, that one.

 

And what remains unsaid counts as well.  And not just certain non-verbal communication which can often be felt "behind the curtain" but written correspondence in all forms too. 

 

It seems easy to understand how and why wires may become crossed.  Tangled.  Convoluted webs.   A quick snip that nips an issue in the bud may just be the answer to resolving an issue.  Quick attention. It's not an emergency situation.  Not yet...so act now. I may not be an electrician of any kind but I can be mindful of wire crossing when it comes to better communication.  

 

 

The image in this post is from canstockphoto.com. 

 

 

 

Maybe It Was Some Crossed Wires 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Michael Jacobs

 

CalBRE # 01165532

2065 Huntington Drive

P. O. Box 587

Pasadena, CA 91102

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Kathy Streib
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                                   Thank you, Michael. 

Jul 13, 2019 07:02 PM #34
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Hannah Williams
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Michel - perhaps it was some crossed wires or an electical wires touching causing the currents to touch and go zzzzzzzzz.   

Happy Sunday and what a delightful light bulb moment - from Kathy Streib 

Jul 14, 2019 04:29 AM #35
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Michael Jacobs
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Kathy Streib - thank you.

Hannah Williams - whether it's a case of "zzzzzz" or something else, "things" happen.  

Jul 14, 2019 04:40 AM #36
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Robert Hicks
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Great read, thanks. The importance of a good clear understanding can not be overstated and “ face to face” communication (if possible) is the best way for that to happen. After all, most of us would not be here today if our parents had not started a f2f dialogue.. 😁

Jul 14, 2019 05:27 AM #37
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Michael Jacobs
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Hello Robert Hicks - thank you for the nice words.  That's an exccellent observation about the value of face-to-face communication.  So true.  

Jul 14, 2019 05:38 AM #38
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Roy Kelley
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We sometimes need to sort out those crossed wires in real estate transactions.

Jul 14, 2019 06:10 AM #39
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Congrats on being featured by Kathy this week!  Great post!

Jul 14, 2019 06:57 AM #40
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Jill Sackler
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During a mercuty retrograde, that's all we end up with is crossed wires.

Jul 14, 2019 12:57 PM #41
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Will Hamm
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Cross Wires, Love it Michael Jacobs and think maybe there was some cross write in New York City last night.

Jul 14, 2019 03:03 PM #42
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Great post for Kathy to feature, Michael! Definitely undertones are better left uninterpreted - pick up the phone and TALK!  

The brevity of texting and social media comments (or lack thereof) never tells the full story. I want to know the full story before I make a judgement!

Jul 14, 2019 03:06 PM #43
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Roy Kelley - and without the sorting, further issues are likely.  

Kristin Johnston - REALTOR® - thank you.  

Jill Sackler - there's always something to avoid  

Will Hamm - that's a possibility. 

 Debe Maxwell, CRS - so much can be solved/resolved with a phone call or better yet some face-to-face conversation.

Jul 14, 2019 07:01 PM #44
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Yes, my favorite - always! Face-to-face!

Hope you have a great week ahead, Michael...

Jul 14, 2019 07:58 PM #45
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Michael Jacobs,

Communication is so important in everything we do.   Studies show that non- verbal communication makes up about 65% of all communication.  It is always good to make eye contact, and last but not least, be sure you are understood.  

"Get an understanding".  Great blog.  

Jul 15, 2019 06:04 PM #46
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Debe Maxwell, CRS - there is definitely something quite special about being face-to-face.  Happy Monday and here's to a good week for you as well.

Dinah Stallworth-Lewis - non-verbal communication is definitely important and anything that encourages better understanding helps each of us.  Thank you for your thoughtful comment.  

Jul 15, 2019 06:34 PM #48
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John Henry
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Before the internet, telephone, texting, etc.....

People used to negotiate, discuss events, cut deals, tell stories, face to face.

This is SO missing in today's digital world that I think the current vitriol is largely due to zero human connection.  Letter writing was once a ponderous event.  You would think hard before committing to paper.

Body language, inflections, manner of speech, eye movement, etc. all had very important consequences and intentions and could be 'read' much better than anything written.

Now it is a tweet, a text, a quick comment online with NO way to understand whether the communique is intended to be totally serious, somewhat forceful, a total blast, coy and suggestive.  Whatever.

We are doomed

Jul 16, 2019 09:23 AM #49
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Michael Jacobs
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John Henry - hopefully "doom" in any form is not imminent but words of caution may necessitate contacting a modern day Paul Revere.  Just in case.  

Jul 16, 2019 09:31 AM #50
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Jane Chaulklin-Schott
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I have found that in our very busy world of intense and quick communications, we all can make mistakes and errors in communicating with one and other.  I also have found that the quicker we attend to any 'crossed wires' and leave our EGO outside the door, the better.  This is one area where I suggest to my family of 9 children:  TAKE THE HIGH ROAD.  I have had a son or daughter tell me, "But this is as high as I can go right now."  I reply, "Try Harder."  

Jul 16, 2019 03:29 PM #51
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Michael Jacobs
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Jane Chaulklin-Schott - thank you for your thoughtful comment.  "Busy-ness" certainly plays a role in miscommunication.  Trying higher is one of those things that keeps pushing us. Hopefully successfully and forward.  

Jul 16, 2019 04:23 PM #52
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Sharon Tara
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While driving through a parking lot today my husband and I were surprised when a woman, holding a little girl's hand, stepped off the curb in front of us. No cross walk...she didn't bother to check to see if any cars were coming.

Once she did see us (and my husband stopped in plenty of time) she continued to cross in front of us, glaring right at us...as if to show her disapproval of our behavior.

Sure would have been easy to glare back or give that hand gesture you mentioned but instead I simply gave her a huge smile.

She actually smiled back.

Crossed wires don't always have to blow up into something serious.

Jul 22, 2019 02:27 PM #53
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Sharon Tara - it's moments like these that make head shaking a possible contender for a sport of Olympic proportions.  OMG - unfortunately it can be seen far too often.  

Jul 22, 2019 02:59 PM #54
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