Human beings, everywhere: your good communication skills start here!
Richard Mansell recognises the importance of communication skills in relationships, below.
And in his article (that I summarise in the video below) he details 10 steps that can help
interpersonal communication skills, and thus aid good human relationships.
You can also watch another YouTube video about the importance of communication
Oh, it's all here, people in need of help with their communication
skills, so keep on reading! And if
you have tips - please do get in touch!
What I say...
Now you may not know this about
me, but I like to think that I'm good at communicating. Oh yes! I like to
think that I have good written and verbal
communication skills (let's ignore body language
skills for now - ahem!) and I definitely recognise the importance of good
But I will
be the first to admit to getting it horribly wrong, sometimes - face to face,
via text message, or by email - in some of my more important human relationships.
(Still, my difficulties taught me a lot about how relationships work - wisdom I've attempted to share in my ebook called, "The Top 10 Relationship Questions... Answered!")
I welcome Richard Mansell's wise words, when it comes to communication.
I can clearly see where I've been going wrong (and where I've sometimes got it
Communicate Often - I actually over-communicate
sometimes, if I'm being honest. And I should rely on body language (or silence)
Listen - Well, I've already admitted to not
having the best listening skills. But I'm
working on it.
About Communication - Unsurprisingly, I can pat myself on the back for already
doing a lot of this. (Perhaps too much?) I try to understand how people like to communicate best,
and discuss the issue if their method does not suit me.
All in all, I could do better. And that's why I welcome Richard's helpful
What Richard Mansell
has to say...
What YouTube also has to say...
The 3 most important skills in a relationship?...
Or maybe this inspirational quotation has it right about communication
"The most basic and powerful way to connect
to another person is to listen. Just listen. Perhaps the most important thing
we ever give each other is our attention... A loving silence often has far more
power to heal and to connect than the most well-intentioned words." --
Rachel Naomi Remen