I'm in a new course at Walden University and this course is all about communication. I believe we all need help in this field--even the best of communicators.
My sister in law is a great example of someone who is a good communicator. She is honest, listens to others, acknowledges the feelings of others, includes her emotions in the conversation, offers constructive criticism and it is apparent she is tuned in to the other person. We have the best conversations and I enjoy communicating with her. Sometimes she communicates through beautifully written letters. Most importantly she advocates for young children who cannot stand up for themselves--regardless of the feelings she hurts or the anger it causes. She wants the best for all children!
I would love to communicate as effectively as her. Sometimes I leave out all the information to avoid confrontation. Sometimes I leave out emotions because it is hard to share my emotions with others. I must admit, I can write a competent, communicative letter when needed-but I don't do that often enough. She is someone I look up to on many levels--but especially communication!