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Transactional Communication

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This morning a friend of mine introduced me to this term, transactional communication. I had never heard it before but after he explained it, many things really made sense.

Essentially, it means that you have to talk on the same level as the person that your talking to. My brother-in-law, Michael, is an expert at this. If you haven't done so, read his Billy Blanks is Trying to Kill Me blog. It is hilarious. Maybe the funniest thing that I've ever read.

Anyway, this made me realize that my writing tends to appeal to people that are like me, but, with the internet, I'm not sure who the reader is. Therefore, even though I can be strong-willed, I going to change my ways.

Communication is only possible when there's a connection. People connect in different ways to different groups, which means there is only one way to be effective. That's where transactional communication comes in. Take my other brother-in-law as example (My wife has really talented brothers). He is an awesome salesman. He is able to connect with anyone, and I mean anyone, instantly.

He is able to find common ground no matter who it is. I don't think that I've ever been anywhere with him that he didn't know someone. It's really freaky.

So, we'll see if this communication works - add a comment to let me know what you think. (Oh Yeah, and buy a Texas WettNex CD).
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