Wouldn’t it be nice to be understood all the time? Every time you open your mouth the words would flow fluidly and be received exactly as intended, with no misunderstandings; perfectly from your lips to the receivers ears.
Since we live in the real world effective communication does not automatically happen, it requires an understanding of the communication process by the sender and receiver.
Effective communication can be learned and mastery begins with solid training like 5 Elements of Effective Communication, 5 Communication Skills to Avoid Defensiveness and Active Listening Skills. It is easy to become complacent in our communication efforts, and training is a great way to help remind yourself to make a conscious effort to communicate effectively.
Another hot topic in the communication world is emotional intelligence (EI). EI is related to the communication process because it examines your response to situations. Is it an emotional response or one based a credible decision-making. EI is a skill that can and should be exercised in all parts of your life. Check out What is Emotional Intelligence? for more information on the topic and to bring EI into your day-to-day interactions.