Who you are speaks so loudly that I can’t hear what you are saying

By Linda Sherwin / February 17, 2019

“Who you are speaks so loudly that I can’t hear what you are saying.” The more common and condensed words of Ralph Waldo Emerson ring as true today as they did when he wrote them in 1876. 

Communication is more than just the words you say but a myriad of other factors that will all affect the results of your communication. Tone of voice, body language, gestures and even the thoughts you are thinking will all have an impact on your communication – one way or the other. Think of two people in an interaction and the innumerable chances for miscommunication. Increase the number of people in the communication and those chances increase exponentially. 

Today more than ever you truly have but one chance to make a “first impression.” Whether working with clients or colleagues, you want your message to be heard in the way you intended and to achieve the outcome that you want. As you move forward, you want to maintain that clear communication to avoid creating problems and wasting valuable time. 

Only by consciously being aware of “what” you are saying and “how” you are saying it can you succeed in your outcome. 

Whether you want to:  

  • Authentically connect with new clients  
  • Strategically explore further opportunities with existing clients  
  • Profitably create compelling presentations  
  • Easily build stronger and better internal teams

improved communication will definitely make a difference!

To Being Heard,

About the author

Linda Sherwin

Linda Sherwin has over 20 years extensive experience in corporate facilitations, coaching, keynotes and presentations in domestic and international markets. Known for her passionate presentation style and high energy, Linda teaches her clients how to tap into their own personal effectiveness to improve the bottomline by encouraging authentic communication at all levels of the organization. Linda is a published author of the Amazon #1 Best Seller All the Workplace is a Stage: Acting Techniques to Create Award-Winning Business Performance.