Communication Contest Winner


The winner of our communication contest (drumroll, please)…

Victoria Carrington!
 
Although the entries were randomly selected, I thought her response was very insightful.
 
“The number one factor that makes someone a great communicator is the ability and willingness to listen to others. I learned this surprising fact first-hand years ago. As part of my medical training, I had to work quite a bit with patients and families. As a trainee, I sometimes did not have the all the answers to their questions and did not always have much to say. Imagine how surprised I was at the end of the year when I won the coveted “Intern of the Year” award for my communication skills! I was told it was because of my ability to listen, not talk, that I was noticed by staff and patients. I learned an important lesson through that experience- it is far better to listen than to talk. Listen first and much, talk later and less is a good motto that I try to live by in both my personal and professional relationships.”

 

Like they say, “No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.” Listening is a wonderful way to show that you care.


About Shay Malone

Shay Malone, a certified Christian life coach, provides education, inspiration and resources to improve emotional well-being. She specializes in working with clients to overcome emotional roadblocks rooted in childhood trauma. She is owner and life coach at 4HisGlory Consulting, where the emotional meets the practical and is transformed by the spiritual.

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