Friday, July 23, 2010

Words don’t come easy

Words can be misleading. Don't get fazed. The best way to communicate is through eyes. Nothing beats a 'look in the eye' strategy. Somebody has said that the eyes are the windows to the soul. Very true. The other thing to decode is body language. You don't need to read a book, you can make out a person easily by both these methods.

Words are not two way by nature. They are unidirectional. Whereas other forms of communication said above are bi-directional. We can sense whether something is going in the right direction or not. It's like the difference between a television and a computer. The former is one way traffic whereas the latter is interactive.

You ride back home in your car and you notice the signals. Well they send you a message, whereas words emanate from you and end somewhere also. For the receiver it is like getting a message just like the signal. However, everything depends on your interpretation. And what can be spoken should be spoken, rather than being said in say a mail.

Some of you may disagree with me, saying that speaking is really a very time consuming and slow activity. Well here's news for you. When you speak or have eye contact or read body language, that gives a sense of togetherness. And man is a social animal. A lot of things left unsaid can be a cause of misery. So here's the bottomline – Organize, Simplify and Socialize (Actually a products short form – OrSiSo)

Listen first and talk you side of the story. The world is waiting to hear it from you.



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