There’s an interesting movie that came out a few years ago.
About a bunch of aliens that decided to come to Earth.
Only when they got here, communication was an issue.
(You might wonder why they didn’t think of that before they made the trip).
This is generally something that’s never really focused on in movies.
Even movies about history.
They have a couple of different cultures meet, and they can communicate perfectly.
Most of the time, they just have everybody speak English and hope nobody notices.
Of course, in movies, books and other stories this is acceptable.
But in real life, communication is essential.
If you’ve ever been anywhere where you don’t speak the language, it can be pretty terrifying.
Especially if you’re alone and lost.
If somebody comes up and starts speaking English, it’s a HUGE relief.
However, most people just assume since everybody’s speaking English (or whatever your native tongue is), that’s that.
But that’s just the beginning.
Sure, if you’re with your buddies and you have a long history, you don’t need to say much.
But when you’re meeting somebody new, a potential client or love interest, you need to do a lot more than just speak English.
Everybody has their own unique way of experiencing the world.
If you don’t take the time to learn about THEIR model of the world, you’re leaving a lot up to chance.
Luckily, underneath all of our individual model’s of the world, lies a structure that is consistent from person to person.
Which means once you understand this deeper structure, and more importantly how to make sure your message resonates with this deeper structure, nearly everything you say will be accepted.
And if you’re REALLY advanced, and take the time to learn THEIR model of the world, then you can become even more effective.
More effective than 99% of communicators out there who spit out jumbled up collections of words and hope for the best.
Most people have conversations with strangers and then scarcely remember them.
But when you speak to their deeper structure, they will NEVER forget you.