We all know that when we want certain things in life, we need to be able to communicate. Sometimes the difference between what we want and what we actually get depends on ‘how well’ we communicate. For instance, a politician running for office could be very intellectual, but if he or she can’t communicate well then voters may not trust enough. When applying for a job, you will (most times) have to engage an employer who you will have to communicate with. Your communication skills will need to be on point to not only get the job, but to determine how much your skills are worth. I remember years ago when I was searching for a new job. I was young and starting out then. The original job I had only paid about 24 thousand a year. When I went to interview for the new job I told the man that I was making 30 thousand a year. He then hired me and said that he would increase my salary to 31 thousand. If I had not done a good job in communicating I might not have gotten the salary that I got (and yes, I did lie a little bit). Have you ever gone to one of those time share meetings years ago? Often these people would keep you there for about 2 hours, put some crazy numbers together and then try to trick you into paying $400 a month for a time share. On top of this, you would still pay upkeep fees and in most cases $99 for the day you wanted to rent a room. Most people who got suckered into this didn’t even realize that if you want a room most of them could be secured by paying that day (and a lot of times they would be less than $200). Those people who attempted to sell you the time share had great communication skills to get you to pay that much for one. Good promotion involves great communication. In order to get people to trust in your product or service they have to feel as though they can trust you. When you go about your day, chances are you will have to communicate with someone. You should take note on how well you do. The people you often see on television and hear on radio are good communicators. We often take our communication skills for granted, but the better you are at communicating the better your chances of getting what you want in life. You are what you ‘say’ you are. Confidence and communication can make you even better. Your skills ‘start’ with how well you speak. Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought and as always I wish you the very best that life has to offer.
Harold Melvin’s Bluenotes in concert with Brett Jolly on bass