When effective communication does not take place, relationships suffer due to misunderstandings. Ego clashes occur and there will be strain in relationships. Thoughts, ideas, feelings, emotions and opinion vary from people to people. We must learn to respect this all-important fact.
When we are patient and try to understand what the other person is saying, we are shedding our ego. This helps us in having good relationships. We break down barriers and we achieve success.
When we speak with ego to a person, we are creating boundaries, shutting down doors and we are increasing the distance. Net result is tension and lack of mental peace. Bad relationships and lack of success.
When ego is dropped there is togetherness. Now only thing to do is dissolve the difference of opinions. This can be done through mutual understanding, trust and commitment.
Always speak face to face.
When a conversation is taking place switch off mobile and all other distractions.
While listening listen properly. Show interest by nodding or by saying small words. Making validating comments.
Never get personal while communicating. Use humor. Be honest. Be ready to apologize if we made an error.