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My Communication Quotes

My collection of communication quotes (with author and source) collected from books, conversations, training, and of course, the internet. Enjoy!

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Educators take something simple and make it complicated. Communicators take something complicated and make it simple.

— John C. Maxwell, author

Children should be provided with activities that encourage them to talk a lot. This will help them to increase their use of words and improve their communication skills.

— C. F. Crist, Teach A Child To Read (2011)

A meeting is only a means of communication. Its purpose should be to produce a change in procedure. This procedure could be in knowledge, attitude, behavior, or skill. In our meetings, management gives information, it collects information, it pools information, and it discusses the best way to approach the problem. We have one hard and fast rule: Once the group is agreed upon the method, there is no deviation until the group agrees to the change.

— Lombardi, Vince (1913-1970), What it Takes to Be #1 (2001)

Self-consciousness kills communication.

— Rick Steves, American travel writer and TV personality

The capacity to develop and communicate a corporate strategy has become a necessity for every leader to ensure support from stakeholders.

— Fons Trompenaars and Piet Hein Coebergh, 10 Management Models (2015)

The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.

— George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

Communication is power. Those who have mastered its effective use can change their own experience of the world and the world’s experience of them. All behavior and feelings find their original roots in some form of communication.

— Tony Robbins, Unlimited Power (2008)

Use assertive communication. Assertive communication is about being nonreactive and still respectful.

— Ryan Cooper, Difficult People (2015)

When we speak with conviction from our heart and soul, we impact an audience and accomplish our goal.

— Dr. Glenn Pfau, 2002 Valuation Actuary Symposium-Session 8GS

If you yell less, regardless of the way that you feel, then you should start seeing that people are more receptive to the things that you are trying to communicate.

— Rick Hanson, Hardwiring Happiness (2013)
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