It is the goodness of God breaking forth into a desire to communicate with the cause and the beginning of creation- William Law
A world community can exist only with world communication, which means something more than extensive short wave facilities scattered about the Globe. It means common understanding, a common tradition, common ideas, and common ideals The swift advance of the means of communication tears down the barriers that time and space have created between people. One of the greatest accomplishments a man can attain is the power to put into words exactly what he means. That’s one of the highest marks of an educated man.
A good speaker leaves the listeners more informed and a little better off than they would be if he has kept quiet. Abraham Lincoln said, “I am never more embarrassed than when I have nothing to say”. Speaking for personal recognition is wasteful, speaking to provide a service to others is honourable. The best advice here is to have something to say and know what you’re saying, or keep quiet. Effective communication is important in the business world and it is equally important within personal relationship as well. Open communication fosters trust, trust increases ownership and ownership increases participation. Enunciate your words distinctly and accurately. Cultivate a pleasant quality of voice. Be simple, direct and sincere. Use the best language at your command. Cultivate honesty in your expression. At the moment of speaking do not try to dress up your thought in fine language. Action speaks louder than words.
“Brother Leo said,” said Francis of Assisi “Let us go into the town and preach”.
They went forth together, wandering up and down the principal streets. They smiled as they walked along and talked happily with one another. Sometimes they would pat a ragged boy and speak a cheery word to others. “Father,” said the young monk, “when do we start to preach?”
‘Why, my son,” said Francis, “We have been preaching. We have been seen. Our behaviour has been marked. There is no use walking anywhere to preach unless we preach as we walk.”