Silence Can Be Great Communication Tool
"You cannot not communicate." This is a quote from a wise professor I had in undergrad. When I was sitting in her Communication 101 class at 18 years old, little did I know how many times this notion would come up in my professional interactions. Silence is one of those skills that fall into the basket of communicating something even when you don't speak.
It sounds quite simple to make a statement or ask a question then be quiet for a reaction from the other person or people. If you already practice this skill, great! If you find yourself totally uncomfortable sitting in silence while you interact with others, start practicing now.
Here are a few reasons why shutting up can be a useful technique in your communication toolbox.
Are you are guilty of filling the silence with words or always thinking about what to say regardless of the situation? Try using pause or being quiet to enhance how you communicate with others. If you already use silence effectively, share what works well so that we can learn from you!
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