Creating a Movement for Effective Communication

Veronica Powell, PhD

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As we wrap up another successful World Communication Week, it's important to reflect on the power and purpose of this annual event.

World Communication Week celebrates and promotes the importance of effective communication within all levels of our society.

However, just because World Communication Week only lasts for one week out of the year, does not mean that our efforts towards better communication must stop there.

In fact, it is our responsibility to continue promoting the importance of positive and healthy communication in our daily lives.

About Effective Communication

Effective communication can have a tremendous impact on both individual and societal well-being.
It can improve relationships, promote understanding and cooperation, and facilitate productivity in the workplace. It can even play a role in conflict resolution and peacebuilding efforts.

But despite its undeniable importance, effective communication is often overlooked or undervalued in our society. Therefore, events like World Communication Week are crucial in bringing attention to this issue and creating a movement for positive change.

The work towards cultivating strong communication skills must be ongoing and continuous – it is something that we will continuously strive for in all aspects of our lives.

There are many ways in which we can further promote and honor the principles of World Communication Week beyond just one week out of the year. AND this is how we can do it:

  • Consistently practice good communication skills and encourage others to do the same (Again I know this is easier said than done!);

  • Support initiatives that emphasize the value of communication, such as media literacy campaigns or conflict resolution programs; AND

  • Improve our own communication skills through various resources such as workshops, classes, or even just setting goals for ourselves to actively listen more effectively or express ourselves clearly.

Overall, World Communication Week serves as a reminder of the immense influence that communication has on our relationships, careers, and overall well-being.

We must continue to promote the significance of effective communication throughout the year, at all levels of society – from interpersonal interactions to global diplomacy.

So, let's continue to spread awareness by creating a communication movement about the power of effective communication beyond just this week! 

Let's make every week a celebration of meaningful human connection and understanding.

Let's work towards creating a world where communication truly serves as a vehicle for unity, growth, and progress!

AND Remember these words spoken by Steven Covey (another one of my favorite quotes!)

 When we listen with the intent to understand others, rather than with the intent to reply, we begin true communication and relationship building. Opportunities to then speak openly and to be understood come much more naturally and easily 

Start your journey to improve your communication by taking the complementary Listening Quiz to learn your Listening Type(s). And, want to know your Communication Language, take the 7 Life Languages™ complementary mini communication profile to learn your 1st primary Communication Language.  

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We look forward to you joining us in the movement to transform the way human to human communication is communicated for the betterment of humanity!