Are You Communicating Effectively - The Colours of Communication!
Be a voice, not an echo.
Communication is the link between you and others relating to casual, personal or professional relationships. Effective communication brings the needed clarity and helps create an environment of transparency leading to enhanced trust among the individuals involved. In today’s world people assume it’s important to be diplomatic when dealing with people but in most cases a straight forward communication is always a better option. However, being straight forward is often confused with being crude, rude and even heartless, which is not the truth. You can be straight forward while following civility. The point is you simply need to be clear on the message and let others know how they can help you with it. Relations form the foundation of your personal and professional life and effective communication helps to make the bond strong. Remember, buffer zones are not roadblocks; instead, they are the needed space that helps incorporate the message with clarity.
Every person has a unique communication style. In order to understand their personality, you can use the following guidelines.
Colours talk in communication!
Colours used by individuals in their daily life whether in clothes, furnishing, personal vehicle colour, gadgets and other items reflect their personality. Identifying them helps in better communication and understanding.
Blue - Confident, Wise, Freedom lovers, unafraid to speak.
Red - Decisive, straight forward and issues of power play.
Yellow - Open-minded, sensitive towards others, courageous.
Green - Good judgment enables to make a moral stand while decision making.
Orange - Innovative, vibrant, confident.
Pink - Friendliness, Devoted, Immaturity.
Violet - Self-realization, humility, leadership traits, problem solver.
Turquoise - Public Speaking, civility, reliability.
Brown - Organic approach, strong foundation, practical.
Neon - Colourful personality, people pleaser, avoids self-discovery, can’t stand alone for any cause whatsoever.
Black - Strong headed, confident, unconventional.
White - Pure, transparent, offers new perspective.
Study an individual’s choice of primary and secondary colours and tailor your approach towards them accordingly for best results. The more you understand someone’s personality the better it will help you to communicate effectively with them.
Contemplate before speaking or writing. Have you ever considered the fact that your words do impact your surroundings and individual’s? Whether we want to take ownership or not, the truth is how we communicate verbally or in writing holds the power to influence. Now it completely depends on the individual to have a positive or negative influence. Being sneaky, manipulative, or cunning is not something that should be promoted or appreciated. Instead, respectful and transparent communication should be enhanced. It’s important to not only being honest while communicating but also to actually practice the rules of civility while communicating. Empathy is highly underrated when it comes to effective and ethical communication and delivery. Empathetic communication is stimulating and can-do wonders, some beyond our comprehension. It can ignite the willingness to do more and achieve more; it can bring transformation and balance. It has infinite applications and so it’s powerful.
Stand up for something you believe in.
Speak up when it’s relevant. If someone is overstepping their boundaries, let them know. Bring your opinion to the table, your voice matters, you matter. Let no one make you feel otherwise. Never be silent on things that matter. You have a great deal to offer the world, make it heard or read as the case maybe. The most important thing to remember in communication is to be precise and not to respond just for the heck of saying something. Instead build on the ability to listen, understand and then offer something valuable. Grace should be the undertone when it comes to dealing with people. Another, vital factor is the tone of voice, make sure its not offending or too overwhelming and always leave a line of communication open but not in cases where people cross their limits on purpose. To get your point across is an art. Make sure you are open to learn. Remember, communication is a skill that offers a new insight each time you make an attempt to learn and refine it.
Battle your inner demons and stop limiting yourself when it comes to standing up for something that truly matters. Be courageous and offer significance on issues that need you to throw a light on them.
Be the voice of the voiceless.
Having a voice is not only a privilege but a responsibility too. Make sure you understand the power your voice holds. You have the opportunity and the obligation to make sure it serves humanity. It serves something bigger than you.
Imagine what we take for granted is truly one of the biggest blessing and responsibility. It holds the potential to change lives. When it comes to communication, we assume we know it all, without realising there is a great deal to learn and grow.
The Interaction Matrix!
Understand that communication builds or breaks, forms a link or destroys it. Your relationships can bloom if you honour the skill of communication. Interaction is a two-way process and thus you can’t take people for granted and expect to receive a blessed relationship whether personal or professional. Every individual no matter what position they hold deserves respect and kindness.
Honour the gift of voice. Verbal and written communication needs different ways of expressions, style of sharing ideas and presenting them, yet the core values remain the same.