Thought du Jour: We Cannot Not Communicate

You Cannot Not Communicate - Peacock Facing Fence

“One cannot not communicate.”

– Paul Watzlawick (1921-2007)

This is a maxim of any professional communicator or designer… and leaders, too.

Everything we do is communication.

Furthermore, every response to every communication is itself a form of communication.

This includes the lack of a response.

If we try to avoid communicating, we communicate avoidance.
If we try to suppress feelings, we communicate suppressed feelings.

So we might as well decide what we want to communicate — what we truly want our message to be — and become better communicators.

Go for it.

boy chasing peacock


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Posted on April 5, 2013, in Communication Skills, Learning, Marketing, Metaphors, photography and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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