"I believe good communication is like good design: simple.
Simplicity is language and design that makes the complex clear. Every word should have a reason to be, and every picture should whisper a message or shout an idea. Although I work in a variety of practice areas and media, everything I do is helping my clients say it better by saying it more simply."
" We're not good enough with words to tell it correctly. Good communication is like fly fishing. You need to use the right fly. Cast it at the right time. And place it directly on the rising trout. That's how you catch the fish. Too often, bad communications is simply the result of those who don't know when and how to use the right flies. And they end up just scaring the fish away. "
"Family business communication takes time. When you are focused on planting, taking care of the crop or livestock, or harvesting, meetings can feel inefficient. But good communication is like the oil in your engine: it keeps the tractor running, and you will certainly break down if it isn't there. Communication is also an investment in the future of your operation, and more communication, even if not every interaction is around making a decision, will prevent many problems that plague family businesses "
"Good communication is like glue. It plays a large part keeping relationships intact and holding strong. On the other hand, poor communication leads to conflict, often acting as a solvent to cause relationships to separate or dissolve."
"Good communication is like a tennis game, in which players have to respond to what the other person is doing in the court. Poor communicators simply wait for the other person to finish speaking so they could continue on with their own agenda. They engage in a monologue – even with other people! It is like the playing tennis, but never responding to other person's serves. "
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