What do these two gentlemen have in common?
Both agree that the most important skill any leader can possess is Communication. To quote a recent Forbes article (http://www.forbes.com/sites/carminegallo/2016/02/18/branson-buffett-agree-this-skill-is-your-ticket-to-career-success/#68fdb2577247) ‘Branson is one of the many business leaders who credit effective communication skills for much of their success’.
‘Warren Buffet believes effective communication will instantly raise a person’s professional value.’
Looking back, before meeting James MacNeil and learning about Verbal Aikdio-Pure Communications Mastery, we really did not realize how communication plays such a vital role in all areas of our life.
Heck, we went to school and learned Math, Sciences, Language Arts and all of that good stuff but other than being scolded for maybe saying the wrong thing are we ever truly ‘taught’ how to actually communicate? Both how ‘to’ communicate to be heard, understood, accepted and respected and then on the flip-side to ‘hear’? Truly ‘hear’ what someone is communicating to us??
I used to be terrified to get up and speak in front of the class… If the teacher ever asked for a volunteer to come up to the front of the room I did everything possible to avoid any type of eye contact and luckily was rarely chosen.
It wasn’t until I had my first managerial position that I actually had to, on a regular basis, get up and speak in front of a group of people. And that was certainly learned through trial and error, I didn’t attend a class or a course to help me through that. It was more learning from how other people presented themselves in front of their teams and then a ‘fake it until you make it’ attitude.
How about you?? Looking back, where did you learn how to communicate?