The best way to communicate effectively is to have a good old fashioned sit down conversation. This way, words are combined with emotion, with feeling, with touch, with all forms of non-verbal communication. Phone calls allow for words to be said and words to be heard but it’s missing something. Emails are worse and even though it’s an effective form of getting information out there, it’s difficult to display passion within the body of an email. Skype, or if you have an iphone 4, it’s possible to have a conversation and see the person on the other end…but it’s missing a powerful component of effective communication – touch.
To truly discover the essence of an individual, to wipe away any phoniness, to feel what they are feeling, or to truly hear the message they want to convey, I highly recommend a real, live conversation.