Developing Good Communication
by: Lilet Jacaban
“Communication leads to community that is, to understanding intimacy and mutual valuing”
According to Karin Lehnardt of Fact Retriever, “The concept of race is a modern concept. In the ancient world, the Greeks, Romans, Jews, Christians, and Muslims did not have racial categories. Rather people were divided according to religion, class, language, etc.” Here in the Philippines, a lot of foreign people have been staying and chose this country as their second home. And as a Filipino, we are used to showing hospitality to our guests most especially of a different race visiting our country. We do friendly conversations and try to learn things that we are not used to just to provide that warm welcome that we wanted them to receive.
In developing harmonious relationship to people especially of a different race or ethnicity, communication is an utmost concern that needs to be addressed. Being a good listener is the best way to being a good communicator. There are instances wherein one is given such gift of good communication skills. But in most situations, people needs to practice and learn some things in order to be a good communicator. In the process of communication, clarity and concision of the message needs to be delivered properly. In this way, people will understand the content of message that you wanted to convey. Learn to listen not only to the words being spoken but also with the message that it portrays because listening is not the same as hearing. Take steps to become more charismatic for it will help execute a smooth flow of conversation. When good communication between people is being undertaken, there’s a high probability in building a good relationship. A good conversation tends to create a relationship wherein two or more people seem to understand and enjoy the company of one another.
Having effective communication skills can change your whole life experiences and how others respond to you. You get to deal with things properly because you possess this kind of skill. People need to put a lot of effort to develop good communication among others. This can help an individual express views and ideas clearly, confidently and efficiently. Part of our culture in building relationship among other races is to execute a conversation in the nicest way. We put so much effort in understanding one another through communication. Empathy is what we apply when we try to see things from the point of view of others. So when we wanted to succeed in some other undertakings in life like building good relationship and achieving peace and harmony, it has to start first in developing a good communication.