Communication – Simple or Ornate?

Posted by: Sonal Joshi Comments: 0


We all have an innate desire to impress others. Everyone should have a desirable opinion of us. Hence, even while communicating, we try to use complex sentence structures and words. We want to make our statements full of difficult, rare and complex words to make sure of getting the special identity. Then we also try to fake accents. However, being ostentatious is not victorious. Of course, victory does not mean being mundane either. It’s on the basis of sound judgment that we choose being: SIMPLE OR ORNATE….

Consider the following to help you decide:

Judge the audience in terms of strength and mental capacity.
Many a times long, verbose speeches are not impacting. A simple message can be conveyed with a few words. On the contrary, a group of delegates or an erudite audience would appreciate lofty ideas in a dignified manner instead of a sparing usage of words.
Communication must be simple and clear to avoid confusions or misinterpretations.

Know the objective of the task:
While answering a literature exam, writing a critique of a written piece, penning your own literary piece and so on, complexity gets a green signal. Go ahead with use of satire, profound climax and all possible literary devices. However, this might not be the case when the objective is providing a lucid explanation to the written work.

In a nutshell, you are a good communicator only when the receiver of the message understands it in the same way, you wished to convey it. Anything beyond that is noise which must be avoided while communicating.

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