Communication – The Human connection – Is the Key to Personal and Career Success
Paul J. Meyer

Communication is a two-way street. This means that both the person communicating and the person being communicated to have to participate. Communication happens when information is shared between two people. Since communication is a two-way street, successful communication relies just as much on the person receiving the message as it does on the person sending the message.

When most people think of communication, they probably think of talking, or verbal communication. However, it is important to remember that talking is not the only form of communication. In addition to verbal communication, you communicate non-verbally with body movements and facial expressions. Communication can also be in written or electronic form.


With each form of communication there are different rules to guide you and help you become a better communicator. Good communication skills not only help to improve your personal relationships, but also your success in the workplace. This six part blog series will cover the following six rules of effective communication.

1. Listening
2. Verbal Communication
3. Nonverbal Communication
4. Emotional Awareness
5. Written Communication
6. Communicating in Difficult Situations