Of all the values taught to me as a young officer in the United States military, effective communication turned out to be the one that benefitted me most later in life. As I grew into my various roles as an attorney, entrepreneur, and father, communicating well with the people around me only grew in importance. Our vast ability to communicate separates us from all the other creatures of earth – it is our unique ability to create communication which makes us human.
In dealing with people from all manner of backgrounds and diverse array of expertise, I’ve also learned that you can communicate a lot without saying much at all. In other words, good communication is a skill, not something to be taken for granted.
However, that doesn’t mean there’s only one way to accomplish it. As for me, I like to tell stories to get my point across.
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