15 quotes about communication that’ll make you think

quotes about communicationIn the field of human relations, effective communication is very important. Yet communication or lack of it is so often the cause of so many of our problems. After all, it’s not what we say, it’s what we mean. In this post, there are 15 quotes about communication to help you consider this point.

We may think we’ve said something clearly but did the other person understand the meaning of our words in the way they were intended? Did we use the right words to convey our underlying message?

All too often we fail to get our message across clearly. Then we can find ourselves arguing with someone due to a miscommunication when in fact both parties have no underlying disagreement at all.

If you’re the communicator then it is your responsibility to ensure that the receiver of your communication understands its meaning clearly. It is not the receiver’s job to work out what you really meant. And of course, it’s not only what you say, but it’s also the way that you say it.

I can use exactly the same words with different tones and convey a totally different meaning. For instance, if you walk into a room and I say your name warmly and with a smile then it suggests I’m pleased to see you and you will respond accordingly.

Alternatively, if I scream your name, aggressively, as you enter that same room then you will conclude that I am not happy with you at all and you will become very defensive.

So think carefully before you speak. If you’re in any role where you are a leader of people then good communication skills are vital if you are to execute your duties successfully.

So learn the art of good communication and remember that your tone is as important as your words.

Treat people with respect and they will respond well. Put them at ease when speaking with them and make sure they clearly understand your message as it was intended. Good communication is essential for effective leadership.

Here are those 15 quotes about communication:-

Quotes about communication (1-5):

  1. Talk low, talk slow and don’t say too much. ~John Wayne
  2. If you can’t convince them, confuse them. ~Harry S. Truman
  3. By and large, language is a tool for concealing the truth. ~George Carlin
  4. The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said. ~Peter Drucker
  5. We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak. ~Epictetus

Quotes about communication (6-10):

  1. Communication – the human connection – is the key to personal and career success. ~Paul J. Meyer
  2. The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place. ~George Bernard Shaw
  3. A man’s character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation. ~Mark Twain
  4. Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill. ~Buddha
  5. To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others. ~Tony Robbins

Quotes about communication (11-15):

  1. The speed of communications is wondrous to behold. It is also true that speed can multiply the distribution of information that we know to be untrue. ~Edward R. Murrow
  2. The basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulation of words. If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who must use the words. ~Philip K. Dick
  3. If you have an important point to make, don’t try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time – a tremendous whack. ~Winston Churchill
  4. Take advantage of every opportunity to practice your communication skills so that when important occasions arise, you will have the gift, the style, the sharpness, the clarity, and the emotions to affect other people. ~Jim Rohn
  5. Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, hinder, hurt, harm, humiliate, and humble. ~Yehuda Berg

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