Movie Lessons: Cool Hand Luke teaches us communication

Cool Hand Luke is one of the most popular films of all time. The film’s classic scene deals with communication.

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Good communication involves listening as well as speaking the language of your audience.

You will need to speak multiple languages depending on the medium. Print is a different language than audio and video. Blogging uses a different language than press releases or email.

Social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook create real-time interactions where responsiveness is paramount. They also give us the opportunity to communicate personally but be seen by many. The Old Spice responses are a classic example of this.

Above all else, communication is a two way street. Responsibilities are held by the listener and sender. Ask for feedback, test different messaging, and learn how to think before you speak.

How do you overcome communication failure?

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