Good and effective Communication is the only tool that can give you success overnight
Can you imagine if Barack Obama did not know how to communicate, I don’t think he will be the president of the United States by now.I don’t think Winston Churchill would have become the UK Prime minster,if he did not know how to communicate. Communication is not done for doing sake, but you must have something worthy to say. Something worth mentioning. Something that will lead people to hope. It is then that you’re adjudged as a good communicator. Anyone who communicates for communicating sake, and does not churn out anything meaningful and beneficial will not go far in life. All these great men mentioned above did not only communicate, but they knew how to communicate, and they had something worth saying that resounded with the people, and they made people believe in them, and therefore people allowed them to lead them.
To make much impact in people’s lives, you must communicate well, meaningfully, and must be beneficial.
The Benefits of knowing How To Communicate
Knowing how to communicate productively is one of the most important tool you will ever have .If you know how to communicate well, then you are about 70 percent on your way of being successful. The reason you need this tool, so badly, is to let people believe in you, and to take you seriously. This tool can lift you from obscurity to prominence overnight. It will make you a celebrity overnight. This same tool can bring you from on high to the lowest, if you use it selfishly. Without good and productive communication, the world will be a grave yard. Our communications do not only have implications for individuals uttering them but for nations, present or past and centuries to come. Some speeches that a particular leader has made echoes throughout generations, its implications had tremendous impact. And is still affect those nations. If you don’t know how to communicate, you will find life very difficult.For we are in a world of talking. For we talk and talk.Communication is about your ability to create meaning. Leaders have used speeches to console and to motivate nations.Some used it to motivate others to war as in the case of Adolf Hitler, Mussolini and others.Some used this great tool to calm their own nations when they were on the brink of confusion and hopelessness.During the second world war when the British people were in despair, and defeat was staring in their faces,Winston Churchill gave the most encouraging words ever given by a leader, and that changed the course of history.Churchill said,
We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender, and even if, which I do not for a moment believe, this Island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our Empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the British Fleet, would carry on the struggle, until, in God’s good time, the New World, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old.
If you want to learn how to communicate well, then you must do it well.
If You Don’t Know How To Communicate well, Here Are Some Suggestions:
Join Debating Societies
If you are in a school or in an area where there are debating classes or debating societies abound, join them. Don’t go sit down unconcerned, and allow the ‘arrogant’ guys to take the center stage. Get involved in anything they do. Debate with them, even if you have nothing to say, and eventually you will get some confidence for your effective communication. You got to fight and hound them when they fail to give you the opportunity. Because your success depends on your communicating prowess. You must know that your survival depends on it .As a young boy in the church, and then had not learnt so much about communication, I would fight so I could be heard, and to make sure that those in helm of affairs give me the platform to talk. My friends, you got be hungry for knowing how to communicate, especially to the masses .If you don’t get this then I know when you are going get this. It is simple as that.
Enroll In A communication School
Many business leaders are joining communication schools because they want to derive growth, and the only way to do that is knowing how to communicate, and in turn motivate their workers for a higher productivity. Church leaders are enrolling because they got keep and influence their members for along time so they wont go somewhere else. Probably, you will say, “but it is not important, and I am scared? “You will someday understand it when you lose the greatest opportunity you have been waiting for because you couldn’t speak up or communicate. Before you can get a good job you will have to attend an interview to proof to the job owner that you can do the job, and you can only do that by knowing how to communicate well; knowing how to communicate your abilities. And mind you, you being afraid to stand on the podium to speak is nothing new.Those experts you hear speaking publicly was once scared at some point in time .Some times when I am about to speak to the crowd, I kind of get sacred a little but, I always get over it within a few minutes of the speech.So it’s normal to get scared, but it is not normal to allow that fear to keep you from performing.
Most religious organisations give their members the opportunity to express what is in them according to their doctrine, take advantage of that if you are in one.
Practice Practice Practice
How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, practice. This quote is one of my favorite. If you can’t get access to Going to Communication school or even your religious organisation isn’t giving you access, it is all not lost. You have the internet.The internet is all you need. Go to YouTube or Google, and the information there about communications are countless. Pick your favorite speakers, then learn their styles and how they go about their speaking. Mind you, you are not learning their styles of speaking so you become like them, but you are learning so you can perform in your own unique way. For you are unique in your way, couple with your own experiences, and you have to use that in your communicating to the public. You are not to imitate them, but you are learning from them how to use your styles in communicating.So after learning from them and recognizing your own style. You must then practice on your own, in your house, bathroom, and even when you are alone. In your practice, you must imagine speaking to thousands of people at a goal. You must start imagining before you will see it. So practice speaking and writing until you become an expert in communicating according to your own uniqueness and the needs of your hearers.
If you want to be heard, you must communicate. You must know how to write as I am doing now, and you must strive to know how to communicate to the public, I mean public speaking. If you know how to do these two aspect of communicating, you will never go hungry. You got to be hungry to make an impact to the society by your ability to communicate.