How many times have you heard it said that our language defines us. First it was anthropology courses, as the idea of communication emerged. If you were like me, you wondered why you never heard it in English and writing classes, and then slowly, over late night deep soul discussions with a side of imbibeables, realized it so totally did.
Then it was in leadership courses and coaching sessions, and in at least half of the business articles you reach about emotional intelligence and communication skills.
Over and over and over again, HOW to communicate, when no one is doing it anyway. We’re focusing entirely on HOW we say something and end up not saying it at all.
Writers are always told to write as you speak. But when we’re told how to speak, we lose our voice.