Tag Archives: communication

Come sit with me and talk awhile

Who would you ask to sit with you on this seat and talk awhile? To sit in the evening sunshine, with the grass long and soft around you and the view pleasant?

This photograph was taken by a family member and kindly shared.

This photograph was taken by a family member and kindly shared.

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Saturday Tip: Communication percentages

I have been continuing to tidy up and sort through my resources. Here is a handout I used a lot in many of the workshops and courses I ran.

7% of communication = words

38% of communication = tone of voice

55% of communication = body language and or facial expression

It will be interesting to learn what findings people make around communication methods used today. Emails, texts and tweets all rely solely on words or symbols alone. It is surprising how well we communicate using these means when 93% of the facets that apparently are so critical to clear and effective communication are missing.

What are your thoughts on all this? Do these percentages need changing perhaps?