I know, everyone loves to text. If you know me well, then you know I don't like to have serious conversations over text. There have been many times when people misunderstand or try to figure out what someone means through a text. Then they make assumptions. However, when you talk, the tone, pauses, and what is said give you so much more information.
Plus, how many times do you type something, erase it, and rewrite something else? That is how we edit ourselves. Or how many times have you used an emoji to tame a conversation but really didn't mean it? You can't do that in an actual voice conversation.
Part of emotional intelligence is understanding other people's emotions. You get more information in the tone of someone's voice, in the pauses, and how something is said. The more you truly listen, the more you know.
If that doesn't convince you, then think about how beautiful it is to hear someone's voice rather than look at a screen.
Stop hiding behind a screen, talk it out, and deepen your connections. You got this.
Arathi Ramappa is a certified executive coach, certified spiritual life coach, speaker, and management consultant who helps individuals thrive in life and business. Using the concepts of emotional intelligence, self-compassion, and mindfulness, Arathi has helped clients start their own businesses, develop leadership skills, diminish conflict in relationships, implement positive behaviors, and increase confidence.
Arathi offers one-on-one coaching and emotional intelligence and conscious principles workshops to organizations. She created the EASE approach to help others Explore, Analyze, Strengthen, and Empower their thinking to identify and conquer obstacles to success and change their lives and businesses.
With twenty years of experience in business management coupled with certifications in coaching and emotional intelligence, Arathi’s background as a serial entrepreneur and a veteran in the start-up space has provided her with extensive cross-functional knowledge that she can apply to any situation or client. She has managed teams globally in places such as India, Japan, China, Germany, Canada, Taiwan, Eastern Europe, as well as the U.S., and has worked with a wide range of clients including from the financial, healthcare, cybersecurity, and fashion industries, among others.
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