Communicating is part of being human, but sometimes it is easier than others – and some people have a knack for communicating effectively that other struggle to learn.
Wherever you fall in that spectrum, I hope you will enjoy and benefit from these short effective communication quotes.
4 Effective Communication Quotes
The Value of Silence in Communication
“Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.” – Plato
This Plato quote makes me think of times when I am nervous and I start talking, and keep talking, and talking. Have you ever done that? When I do it, I can recognize that I need to stop, but sheer nervousness keeps my lips moving, and I always regret it when that happens.
Watch That Body Language!
“The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said.” – Peter Drucker
Try to always watch the other person’s body language when you are trying to communicate effectively because the things that are not said are often reflected in body language and are often more important than the words spoken.
“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
It can be really hard to recognize that not everyone looks at things the same way you do and that it’s not always a matter of who is right and who is wrong. As human beings, being accepting of our differences provides us with opportunities to see the world in a bigger way, through another person’s eyes.
Practice Effective Communication
“Communication is a skill that you can learn. It’s like riding a bicycle or typing. If you’re willing to work at it, you can rapidly improve the quality of every part of your life.” – Brian Tracy
If you feel like you are just a poor communicator, that doesn’t mean you have to keep on being a poor communicator – there are a number of ways to improve your communication skills, beginning with practice.
- You can practice talking to your own reflection when no one is around if you are very shy, or you can practice with a close friend.
- You can practice in a speech class, or you can film yourself giving a speech to see what mannerisms you have that can be construed negatively.
Thanks for reading this article that shares a few effective communication quotes and my thoughts on them. I hope you enjoyed it and would love to hear your thoughts on the topic or one of your favorite quotes.