Posted by: dailywordofdestiny | January 30, 2011

Communication

There are two major parts in communication; a message being sent and a message being received.  It is important that the receiver understands all aspects of the message that the sender is giving.  This would include the meaning of the words, the tone being used, the body language, etc.  Words within our language can change in meaning over time and a specific word can have a very different meaning within various cultural groups.

This was illustrated very well when my new puppy, Yoshi and I attended our first class in obedience training last night.  It was made clear to me that you can use any word in a friendly tone and it will be received in a different way than if you use the same word with a stern tone.  Also, if you use a word that the receiver has never heard before and it requires a specific response or action, you can bet that the receiver won’t be doing what you have asked. 

Our relationships with people can be affected either positively or negatively by the words we speak, particularly if they are written words.  The person reading cannot see any body language and can not hear the tone of your voice. 

What message are you communicating to those around you?


Responses

  1. Wow, you really are doing this daily. Your dog Yoshi is very special and looks totally comfortable in the middle of all that snow. Oh my, that is a lot of snow! Stay warm and wonderful.
    Love, Florence
    P.S. I will try to forward this to my prayer partner who used to have a Chow (Chow).

    • I believe “daily” to mean each day; is that how you understand it? Yoshi is a really nice male Akita and is 3 months old tomorrow!


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