Good Communication

This blog post is taken from my book Golden Nuggets, and it’s a great reminder that proper punctuation is an essential part of good communication.

Good communicators leave no doubt about the meaning of their message.

They know that the communication process isn’t complete until the audience has both heard (and understood) the delivered message.

Here are the 2 letters…

Dear John,

I want a man who knows what love is all about. You are generous, kind, thoughtful. People who are not like you admit to being useless and inferior. You have ruined me for other men. I yearn for you. I have no feelings whatsoever when we’re apart. I can be forever happy – will you let me be yours? Jane

The following letter contains the same words, but with different punctuation.

Dear John,

I want a man who knows what love is. All about you are generous, kind, thoughtful people, who are not like you. Admit to being useless and inferior. You have ruined me. For other men, I yearn. For you, I have no feelings whatsoever. When we’re apart, I can be forever happy. Will you let me be? Yours, Jane

Once again, these 2 letters are a good reminder that proper punctuation is an essential part of good communication.

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