Communication has become very simple and complicated all at the same time. We have more modes of communication than ever before in the history of our development. That being said, there is more opportunity to MIS-COMMUNICATE as well. Often it is too easy to take time to pound out an email and shoot it off. Then the email is left for others to read into and interpret.
When you are meeting face-to-face, people can see your non-verbal communication (which accounts for about 70% of all communication) and can hear your voice intonation. With email, text, Instant Message, etc., however, they can not sense your passion, energy, and intention – all that is lost.
Here are some tips for handling this:
- Pick up the phone and make a call if possible.
- Face-to-Face communication can achieve the best results.
- Be clear about what you want to communicate.
- Have fun reconnecting with people. It will serve you well on your path.