Whether they’re spoken or written, our words are powerful.
They can inspire, anger, motivate, and move.
They can build bridges or walls.
They can pull people to us or push them away.
Here’s to choosing them wisely and well!
Quotes about the power of communications
The genius of communication is the ability to be both totally honest and totally kind at the same time. ~John Powell
Regardless of the changes in technology, the market for well-crafted messages will always have an audience. ~Steve Burnett
Language is not an abstract construction of the learned, or of dictionary makers, but is something arising out of the work, needs, ties, joys, affections, tastes, of long generations of humanity, and has its bases broad and low, close to the ground. ~Noah Webster
Give me the gift of a listening heart. ~King Solomon
To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others. ~Anthony Robbins
Be silent, or say something better than silence. ~Pythagoras
Have something to say, say it, stop talking. ~George Horace Lorimer
Good, the more communicated, more abundant grows. ~John Milton
Many attempts to communicate are nullified by saying too much. ~Robert Greenleaf
Did you ever notice how difficult it is to argue with someone who is not obsessed with being right? ~Wayne Dyer
Not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment. ~George Sala
Even when you choose your words well, if your tone of voice is hurried, hostile, or defensive, people may hear something very different from what you intended. ~Dr. Rick Brinkman and Dr. Rick Kirschner
Strategic communication is at the core of effective leadership. Through a leader’s use of verbal and written symbols employees are motivated or deflated, informed or confused, productive or apathetic. A leader’s ability to carve off the verbal fat and get to the meat of an issue, idea or plan will find success at every turn. ~Reed Markham
The true spirit of conversation consists in building on another man’s observation, not overturning it. ~Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Electric communication will never be a substitute for the face of someone who with their soul encourages another person to be brave and true. ~Charles Dickens
Don`t communicate to be understood; rather, communicate so as not to be misunderstood. ~Dr. John Lund
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