Here is my method to clean up my communication, and, above all, to regain the maximum of humanity in my exchanges with the "others" and to establish more authentic and deeper relationships!
First of all… Let's stop dodging the real problems with our contacts, stop looking at all costs to please the greatest number, and tell them the right things: without detour, depending on what we feel.
Assert your input values with your friends and customers to be clear. Do not seek to be too polite or have to do too many ways at the beginning of relationship, because it is the best way for this relationship not to turn into a real solid bond. Be yourself, totally yourself, right from the start.
Banish SMS by never answering. Yes! It's radical, but it feels good. People who communicate in this way are petty. That's it, it says!
Communicate as little as possible by e-mail. There is no worse source of misunderstanding than emails for the good reason that there is no verbal tone. A message can be analyzed in a very different way according to the mood of the people who will read it… While your voice can convey very subtle emotions and nuances. It is this truly "human" communication that we must find!
Call the people you are interested in. It is the least of the things and it makes it possible to engage in real human communication. In fact… Phone… and offer a downright appointment (yes, even if it sounds crazy, Abraham)!
Send letters instead of emails. Other than bills, how many letter conversations do you have with people each month? Believe me, if you want to be read by someone, send him a letter.
Prefer Skype to a chat, whether by SMS or via social networking dialogs like Twitter or Facebook Messenger… As a general rule, banish any form of electronic communication without image and sound. You will gain both credibility and respect for yourself. You décuplerez your communication impact.
Meet the people you want to communicate with and start something. A meeting is above all a privileged moment that we remember for a long time. Do you want to be important in the eyes of others? Meet them live.
Evidence, but that must be remembered, and that we must strive to put into practice… It is the future of our civilization, nothing less…