May 15, 2023
I read a great quote from Warren Buffet. He said, “The one easy way to become worth 50 percent more than you are now—at least—is to hone your communication skills—both written and verbal.” He said that his Dale Carnegie public speaking certificate is worth more to him than his college degree.
Having strong communication skills is paramount to being a good leader. Think about it—your communication affects all areas of your life. Whether you’re parenting toddlers, leading a softball team, or giving a presentation to your college class, your communication plays an important role in reaching your goals. In business, every transaction that happens is a result of communication.
In 2016, LinkedIn conducted a survey with employers looking to hire, and they said the number one soft skill they were looking for wasn’t creativity, critical thinking, or even being a team player. It was communication!
"The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives."
— Tony Robbins
The Bible talks a lot about communication as well:
"Colossians 4:6 “Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.”
"Ephesians 4:29 “Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.”
I encourage you to take responsibility for improving your communications skills today. It’s been said that only 1 out of 5 CEOs or managers care about the personal development of their employees and teams. So, don’t wait on someone else to help you. Find a podcast, read a book, or enroll in a class. Make the decision to level up your communication today and watch your leadership expand!
Here’s are a few areas you might examine in your communication with others to see if you need improve:
- Conciseness in language.
- Body language.
- Speaking with confidence.
- Showing respect.
- Using the correct mediums.
- Positivity in tone.
How To Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie
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COTR Marketplace Ministries is a ministry for those in the marketplace and those interested in starting a business. Lifelong learners, entrepreneurs, and business owners meet to grow in their leadership and skills. This is a great place to network, build relationships and exchange ideas!
Join us this Saturday, May 20, 2023 at 5pm in the main campus lobby. We will have guest speaker, Jody Mayberry, podcast co-host with former Executive Vice President for Walt Disney World Resorts. His years of helping others to build and create compelling content for podcasts continues to open many doors in marketing and communication strategy.
We have added a unique avenue to share your business through displaying your product(s) or service(s). For $60 you can reserve a table where you will be able to tell others about the services you provide and sell those services and/or products. We will open this 45 minutes before and 30 minutes after the Marketplace dinner to display your business.
Dinner and childcare are included in the price of your ticket. Purchase your tickets online for just $12 or $15 at the door.