Communication Styles That Will Actually Make Your Life Better

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Over the last little while, I’ve been noticing more and more that are really two types of people in the world today when it comes to communication.
There is the “To The Point” people and the “Story Teller” people.

If you ask each of them they think their style of communication is the best.

But the truth is I think they both have good qualities and bad qualities about them.

Some qualities of the “To The Point” Communication method:
  • The conversations are very quick.
  • They are usually facts only driven.
  • Eye Contact isn’t a must.
  • Can be done on mobile devices or social media.
  • Feeling and Emotions are not always needed.
  • Due to not a lot of information your brain doesn’t have to usually engage too much to process this kind of conversation.

Some qualities of the “Story Teller” communication method:
  • A conversation can be very long.
  • There is often facts and some “stretching” of the facts in a story.
  • Eye Contact is a must for a good chunk of the story.
  • It’s harder to do on mobile devices and some social media platforms don’t allow stories. You are more apt to use this form of communication on a blog, email, or website.
  • Due to all of the details of a story and everything that is happening in a story peoples brain tend to be more involved in these kinds of conversations.
  • Conversations are usually very detailed and evoke many feelings and emotions as you go through the adventure of the story.

So is one better than the other?

I think it has a lot to do with your communication style and what you are trying to achieve.

If you are a:
  • Lawyer
  • Stock Broker
  • Air Traffic Controler
  • Police Officer
  • Fire Fighter
  • EMT
  • Soldier
  • CIA Handler
  • Washington D.C. Power Player

Then you probably see more value in the “To The Point” conversation style.

If you are a:
  • Writer
  • Blogger
  • Journalist
  • Author
  • Copywriter
  • Sales Person
  • Politician
  • Media Mogul
  • Song Writer
  • CMO — Cheif Marketing Officer
  • Brand Influencer
  • Prisoner
  • A child who’s done something wrong

Then you probably see more value in the “Story Teller” conversation style.

I think the real value comes when you can find a happy medium of both styles.

I’m not sure what we’d call it, but I think that would be the “Ultimate Style” of communication depending on your audience.

Do you know anyone who uses or might have mastered this “Ultimate Style” of communication? (If so please leave me some information about them below so I can check them out.)
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My recent observations have to lead me to believe that pretty much the younger generation right now is of the “To The Point” conversation style.

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While the older generation (IE… Grandparents and people of that age bracket) seem to be of the “Story Teller” conversation style.

Is that the way it seems to you too?

Why do you think that is?

Last but not least if you could name the “Ultimate Style” of communication what would you call it?

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