How does what you say affects the people around you?
Sometimes you might get an opposite response to what you intended for your talk. You might have intentions to encourage people, but you end up discouraging them. You might offend those you wanted to inspire. How does this happen?
People’s previous experience, background, understanding and their views about you, affects the way they hear what you say. It is not only about words that comes out of your mouth, but their background and their perceptions is a filter to what they will hear. It is important that you provide a background information which motivates you to say what you say and do what you do. People who knows the same thing the same way are easy to understand each other than those with different knowledge.
You need to create a pool of shared knowledge in order to be easily understood by your listeners. What you say is therefore not only what came out of your mouth, people’s background, your body language and your own background will affect what you say. Remember, even the same words you use to build others might destroy other people in the same audience, depending on their background and their perception about you. Saying something in such a way that it is correctly understood by everybody is not easy. We need skill and art of talking in order to be correctly understood. We need this in order to build ourselves, our families, our communities, our careers, our business and the nations. Be careful with your words. Do your best to build with your words.
Jas 3:2 Says “For we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body.”
Use your words to build. From Simtandile Dlepuma. Stay blessed.