How to communicate effectively

"The Word Is More Powerful Than The Sword" is a well known wisdom. But why don't we use the power of language more often to empower students, clients, friends and partners?

We should be aware that the way we think and speak are neurologic patterns that have been conditioned, so to say "programmed" during childhood, education and training. The only problem is: We usually never learned to use the power of our own language when speaking, educating or training people.

As I was recently training doctors in Switzerland to use a more empowering language to activate the clients solution-oriented brains I want to bring this topic into LinkedIn as an motivation to (re-)think your communication patterns.

Our brain is a highly complex solution-engine. Until today, no one is really able to explain, what thinking is, how we form inner pictures, fantasies or inventions. But what we know as a model that works quite accurate is that our brain is working in networks and patterns. We use perception-patterns, thinking patterns, behavior-patterns, action-patterns, thinking patterns, to name a few. They are all interconnected and work together.

The meaning of a word or a sentence consists at least of the following 11 layers:

  1. Wording

  2. Content

  3. Context

  4. Voice-tone

  5. Voice-melody

  6. Intention