Life is busy, life is full. Who has time to think about communicating better?

Sounds reasonable enough. But wait, we send messages, make points, deliver speeches (okay, maybe not from a podium) every single day. We communicate as much as we eat or sleep, but we dedicate less time to thinking about how we do it and making it work better for us.

So what’s my point? Communicating is as central to your functioning as a human being as eating and sleeping are. Maybe more. Communicating is how we relate to others, get things done, solve problems, achieve success, and be in our lives as members of teams, organizations, and communities.

Communicating is the currency of relationships, working and personal, and so you want to think about it, work on it, and keep your currency value as high as possible!

Beth Levine