In this wide world of technology, communication has greatly advanced… and has also improved our way of life.
Thirty years ago, the invention of the fax machine was the fastest way to transfer documents, and remember pagers? You still had to find a pay phone after your hip started beeping.
Regardless of the advancements in technology, communication is the essential part of our relationships. Whether in business or in our personal lives, any relationship cannot function without effective communication.
Within the past thirty years, our forms of communication has improved, however, old values will always stand the test of time… in all relationships!
So as of 2015… here are the Top 5 Ways To Communicate In Today’s World:
# 5 ‘LETTERS’
Writing a letter will leave a lasting impression, but it is now the slowest means to communicate (unless you pay extra). Although letters are still effective in personal relationships, communicating through letters in business is becoming extinct. With that said, if you wish to stand out, sending a great letter still leaves the best personal touch!
# 4 ‘E-MAILS’
Although millions of people e-mail everyday, it is that very reason why it’s the 4th best. Millions of people e-mail, therefore, one person will receive nearly 50 e-mails a day. If you send an important e-mail… chances are it could get lost in the shuffle.
# 3 ‘TEXTS’
Have you ever texted someone to tell them you sent them an e-mail? This is why e-mail is #4, and texting is #3. Texting has become such a powerhouse that it has created its own language. For those who are busy… texting is quick, easy, and straight to the point.
# 2 ‘PHONES’
Yes! The Old Telephone! Like letters… phones are still hanging around. Regardless of the technology, a relationship is not a relationship without verbal communication. Hearing someone’s voice, tone, and verbal expression beats words on a screen any day.
# 1 ‘FACE-TO-FACE’
Whether it’s 1985, 2015, or 2035… no form of communication will have the greatest impact, or leave a more powerful impression than ‘face-to-face’ communication. In both your personal life and business life, if you don’t have a handshake, smile, and human interaction… you can’t have real communication!
NOW GET OUT THERE AND INTRODUCE YOURSELF TO THE WORLD!!!