Think Before You Speak

Effective communication can be a challenge even when clearly stated or written. Additionally, social media, text messaging, and email, increases the likelihood of your words being misinterpreted. So how you deliver your message is just as important as what you state, if you expect others to respond constructively. 
While it’s good to have something to say, it is equally important to weigh it first. When we talk too much and listen too little, we communicate to others that our perspective is far more important than theirs. In our hastiness to get our point across, we risk not understanding the message being conveyed and forfeit the opportunity to listen and learn. You are what comes out of your mouth so be cognizant of what you speak.