I’m sure you know people that are famous for being good communicators and listeners. After all, they can carry on a conversation with anyone. You might even think they can “get a conversation out of a brick wall.” But don’t confuse effective communication with meaningless noise. Yes, there might be fewer uncomfortable moments of awkward silence, but that didn’t mean there was effective and purposeful communication. It was just making lots of noise, filling in the dead space between sentences.
With all the information that needs to be shared, and all sorts of different technologies to do that communicating, here are five steps towards purposeful communication.
5 Steps Toward Purposeful Communication
Step 1 – Make it Human.
All the people you are communicating with were made in the image of God. They are people that Christ died for. They are worthy of your respect and honor. No matter their beliefs, politics, quirks, you are to treat them the way you want to be treated. Period. If you get this step wrong, you might as well pack it in and go home.