Speak clearly!Motto of the day*
Communicating with Clarity
A message gets stronger when it is infused with clarity and conviction.
What comes to my mínd when thinking about this motto of the day? When we’re motivated to get a point across to someone else, we often think long and hard about what we want to say. That is only a part of what is necessary. Instead of focusing solely on what you want to say to get your point across, you better focus on communicating what you want the other person to hear.
While the message you send is important, the message the receiver hears is even more important. If you know your audience, you usually have an idea of how they will interpret or filter what you say. Tailor your message to your audience to improve their comprehension.
If you can offer sharp, clear, intelligent, and easy-to-understand messages, it become much easier for people to see the value in it.
Have the following aspects in mind:
1. Know what you want to say.
2. Know who you’re talking to.
3. Use the language of your audience.
4. Use a clear structure for your message.
5. Short sentences are better to understand.
6. Shorter words are better than long words.
7. Be consistant.
I select the motto of the day mostly because something about it appeals to me. Something attracts me or irritates me. It feels as if it could contain something and I want to get to the root of it. So I dedicate a motto to each day and let myself be surprised what it has to offer me.
Sometimes the reason for the choice clarifies itself only after a while. That's why the thoughts about the motto of the day are often not articles, but associations. They are thoughts transformed into words. They are spontaneous and I also publish them frequently while I am traveling. They, therefore, tend to appear in fragments. Feel invited to add your associations. Enrich the thoughts with your perspectives – to complete the picture.