Now you are probably wondering what this has to do with my class. The subject of her group was communication! Oh my gosh! I just kept thinking to myself, "of course it would be because this is something I need to work on." So we did a bunch of exercises that were way fun and talked about who we communicate with well and poorly. And I realized that Adam is the answer to both of those questions. It was pretty neat and I was reminded of some things that I definitely need to work on. Communication is such a strange thing.
Anyway... she gave us a hand out that I thought was pretty neat so I want to share it with everyone. It's call the 10 Commandments of Good Communication. And they are as follows:
1. Seek to clarify your ideas before communicating.
2. Examine the true purpose of each communication.
3. Consider the total physical and human setting whenever you communicate.
4. If appropriate, consult with others when planning communication.
5. Pay attention to how you say what you say. How you communicate often determines how your message is received.
6. When it arises, take the opportunity to convey something of help or value to the receiver.
7. Follow up your communications to make sure the message was understood.
8. Communicate for tomorrow as well as today.
9. Be sure your actions support your communications.
10. Seek not only to be understood, but to understand. Be a good listener.
I definitely learned somethings about myself today and I hope that soon I can put them into use and be a better communicator with everyone that means a lot to me especially my hubby.