Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Communication Lessons From Five Year Olds

NEW: Communication Lessons From Five Year Olds

By JoJo Tabares
Little children are inexperienced in communication, but as I will share over the next two weeks, we can all learn some valuable communication lessons from them.
Lesson number one: Speak Plainly.
Adults say, “The honour of your presence is requested at the…blah blah blah…”  Adults go to great lengths to use the right words, the perfect invitation and the most respectful language, but at the end of the day, it can often sound confusing, standoffish or pompous.
Children say, “Wanna come to my party?”  Children put things simply, succinctly and honestly.  They don’t worry about how it sounds.  They just say what they mean and because they don’t know big fancy words, they don’t use them.  Children don’t send mixed messages.  They don’t use subtlety.  They don’t mince words.  They come right out and say what’s on their mind.  It’s clear, bold and honest.