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Can You Hear Me Now?

June 28, 2012
Marc Antosch , The Maui Weekly

Talk is cheap. Everybody does it. The average American utters 16,000 words a day Yes, talking is easy, but how can you make your words count? "Try W.A.I.T.!" It is a concept that forces you to ask yourself, "Why Am I Talking?"

Without a specific reason, talking is reduced to senseless rambling. When we identify a specific purpose for speaking, we begin to communicate. Many of us are able to take that first step, however, effective communication involves actually connecting with whom you are speaking.

To quote the famous Verizon phrase "Can you hear me now?" can also translate to not really hearing what is being said. Effective communication is truly connecting with others through mutual understanding.

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Marc Antosch

How are you doing when it comes to connecting? Does it seem as though no one's listening to what you're saying?

According to the Harvard Business Review, the number one criteria for advancement and promotion, is " ...the ability to communicate effectively." One of the most highly regarded leadership qualities is to take that ability to communicate effectively and utilize it to inspire a group in a live presentation or by taking positive action toward a desired vision.

To communicate successfully does not come easily to most of us, nor do eloquence or concise clarity. In fact, speaking in front of a large group is ranked as people's number one fear.

If you truly want to learn from a communication pro, you will have the opportunity beginning on July 11 for four Wednesday evenings lead by communication master Tom Feltz at EdVenture.

To register, call 984-3231.

Call 984-3231 or visit to find out more.



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