The text “stop talking and start communicating has very insightful tactics for dealing with the pressure of the digital era. Among other assertions by the author, he suggests that to achieve an effective communication people should learn to “listen like every sentence matters, talk like every word counts, and act like every interaction is important” (Tumlin). I found this strategy very insightful and I plan to implement it in my future communications.
By listening more closely to others (Tumlin 17)I will be able to help them to capture their insights which can be helpful in finding solutions to issues in relationships or work. Acting like every interaction is important (Tumlin 21)will be helpful in the creation of meaningful interactions which promote genuine relations. These interactions don’t have to take more time and effort but only a little effort and time can generate meaningful communications. Talking like every word counts (Tumlin 20) will be helpful because the words spoken may encourage or have a meaning in someone else’ life. It is not natural to know in advance what the words we will speak to someone will make a difference in their lives. Hence it is vital to act like every single word coming from my mouth be is significant.
However, I strongly disagree with the author on the topic “A Life, One Interaction at a Time” (Tumlin 23). I think with the digital era we are in it is very difficult to have one interaction at a time. It is also possible to have positive human interactions through digital communication such as video chatting, live streaming and other digital means of dace to face interaction. The author purports that the interpersonal communications bring out productivity and satisfaction as they channel good intentions and bring out the best in people. This is a narrow perspective as the digital era can also offer the same and more advanced benefits to human interaction than the conventional types of communication.
Tumlin, Geoffrey. Stop Talking, Start Communicating: Counterintuitive Secrets to Success in Business and in Life. New York: McGraw Hill Professional, 2013.