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I wish to cover a topic that has always been on my mind and something that is absolutely ‘key’ to everything in life.
Q: What is the Key to Communication.
Deeper within this question lies many smaller questions that need to be answered first, which one can use to answer the grander aspect. Such as,
– How does one contextually relay ones meaning
– How does one communicate the same concept visually to further others understanding
Notice in the pronunciation breakdown – ‘key’.
The definition on the left , from Dictionary.com, happens to express the facets of communication that are important to think of as you read this, specifically the extreme similarities between the Noun usage and the Biological terminologies.
How does one contextually relay ones meaning
Through trial and error on my part, I have come to understand one critical point in this regard. Whether speaking, typing or signing at someone, to accurately convey your meaning , in the context you wish to bring across, your face and body language is king.
Keeping your poise and making sure your tonality and distinctive speaking style matches. It sounds difficult, but its truly natural once you have opened yourself up to failure and scrutiny a few times :). It is very rewarding to go into the fray and communicate your ass off, until you gain the experiences that mold your understanding of how to apply this little trick.
I know some people struggle to start this process, I did. It just takes you to open up, because those that are worth conveying your meaning to, will be open to you. Once you enter that scary room of mirrors that reflects you from every angle, you will come to realize that you can stare at yourself and not feel entirely alone.
That is my “meta” description of a conversation. Sometimes when you are misunderstood you feel like the reflection in the mirror, a former version of yourself that has lost the path of communicating your actual meaning.
How does one communicate the same concept visually to further others understanding
The visual medium must never be underestimated. Some people link images with information, and some are more information inclined. Both, however, benefit from the cross utilization of visual and contextual conveyances. A graph is a classic example of this.