Communication skills in life, are like speed in sports. Speed won’t guarantee that you are a good athlete. But, if you have speed, you will be better at every sport. Being a good communicator won’t guarantee that you are good at life, but if you are a good communicator, you will be helped in every area of life.
Learning to be a more effective communicator will make you a better: teacher, friend, parent, child, employee, boss spouse . . .
Again: being fast won’t make you King (Lebron) James. But, run faster and you’ll get up and down the floor faster. Good communication skills won’t guarantee you are good at any area of life, but you’ll get to more loose balls, wherever you play in life.
The bad news for those who want to be good at sports is that there isn’t much you can do to improve your speed. Speaking as one who runs about as well as an elm tree, I can say from experience, “Either you have it your don’t.”
The good news is, you can improve your communication skills. And, if you learn to be a better communicator, then you will be better at every area of life. Which is to say, I recommend, Made To Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die.
Some of my sisters teach. If they read this book, they’ll be better teachers. A lot of my friends preach. This one will help them. All of the people I know communicate. For those willing to read, this book would make them better communicators, and so a little better in every area.