My thoughts are... with certain things... verbal and even visual communication can be more powerful than writing!
The reason I think is because more emotion comes across... In your voice, or in your expressions...
Until recently, the great power of written communication is it can be easily recorded and mass-transmitted... through the mail, or via email, or via a publication...
But now, when it is so easy to put a video up online... there is much more power to be had in audio and video compared to the recent past! (I really should use it more, I'm starting to convince myself as I write this)...
Of course, one-on-one, there's power in getting real-time feedback on what you're saying... That's also pretty powerful, if you know how to use it...
Sounds good to me, anyway...
Originally Posted by GordonJ
Today it is yelling and screaming. Cursing even. Where has civilized discussion gone?
Well in many of OUR business situations, such as with contract negotiations, it is still a valuable skill and one that you should choose to master.
Getting into a negotiation might also depend on your verbal skills too...so it not only can get you into the room to make your pitch, but it can also be used to get the deal you want.
Harvey Brody teaches the magnet under the table, where you manipulate the iron filings on top to get them to align the way you want. You literally do this with your language.
And talk, verbal communication, THAT IS EFFECTIVE and purposeful seems to be a dying art.
I will have more to say on this matter, as I am reviewing some old work from long ago, back in the olden days when we had to see people, TALK to them, and use our verbal judo, or whatever we want to call it...in such a way to get a mutually beneficial WIN for all parties.
What are some of your best TALK strategies? How do you prepare for your face-to-face presentations, and are there any methods or techniques you might be interested in learning?
I have a bag of tricks, that has been kept up on the shelf, but I will get them down, dust them off and then take a look at the state of VERBAL communication in the Post Pandemic/YELLING era.
One start up secret is; I keep it forefront in my mind, the basic PREOCCUPATIONS and which one I believe my target to have...and use the first few minutes to verify that opinion...cause, if you get it right, then you are in a much more powerful position than you think.
Don't you even utter another word until you have mastered the Arts and Sciences of VERBAL judo (I'll do better, but it works for now).