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Today’s Laws of Communication

If you can avoid the text and make the call do so.

If you can avoid the call and discuss in person do so.

If you can avoid the email and handwrite the note do so.

Your effectiveness and efficiency increases at the same rate your handshakes, eye to eye contacts, and note writing does.

You can’t be spammed – only your technology can be.

Across all lines of communication Human > Digital.

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Human > Digital

The digital ecosystem is here to stay. But we were human before we were digital – we had soul before we had batteries.

We text and say “we talked.” We email and say “we wrote them a note”. While these digital avenues can accomplish the same exchange of information, the weight of the exchange is much different between the two.

There is a ton of beauty in this new digital ecosystem, but it will never be able to overshadow the spoken word or the physical touch.

If you think there will come a time when you can ask your girlfriend to marry you via text message – think again. If you try, you won’t find a fiance – you’ll find the man in the mirror to be single again.

Rule of thumb: If you can be human in an exchange, be human.

A thank you note given in your handwritten ink will always be remembered more than a text alert in the recipient’s pocket.

We all want to be told we are loved, not tweeted we are loved.

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