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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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The famous psychoanalyst Karl Gustav Jung asserted that all people share a collective subconscious and, therefore, are able to communicate with each other quite well.

— Michael Nir, Influence: Body Language Silent Influencing

Self-consciousness kills communication.

— Rick Steves, American travel writer and TV personality

If you are not born with gifted skills of powerful communication, influence or elite level performance naturally, fear not. This is a learnable skill, and one you can learn to simply engage everyone who experiences you, or take it to the world stage and become someone in a position of significance, power and authority.

— Mark Eriksson, Communication: 9 Principles of Influence (2017)

Communication works for those who work at it.

— John Quincy Adams (1767-1848), American President

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)

Communication is also crucial for building team trust and detecting potential problems in early stages of project development.

— Andy Stone

I think that the number one rule to effective communication should be ‘choose your words wisely’. This is because a simple choice of your words can make a great difference and determine whether your message would be accepted or rejected.

— Jason Mainsons, Communication (2016)

There is nothing worse than trying to talk to someone who is staring at a device such as a phone, iPad or computer. It’s actually rude and makes the other person feel as though what they have to say isn’t important.

— Alexis G. Roldan, author

Part of what makes online communication so easy is that we have time to think over how to express our thoughts while sitting at a computer, and then we don’t have to be polite about leaving email when ready.

— Amy Kay Watson, Working with Stress and Fear

Find a comfortable way of saying ‘No’. There are many ways to convey your message. You can say ‘No’ face-to-face or if you are not comfortable with it, try non-direct communication such as sending emails or SMS, doing phone calls or other means.

— Matthew Lewis Browne, How to Say No (2015)
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