Hemispheres and communication skills
In this article, we want to talk about right and left hemisphere and their functions. Then we explain which one is related to communication skills.
Our brain has two hemispheres. It doesn’t seem as simple as I say. Right hemisphere function is about designs, sympathy, emotions, etc. on the contrary, left hemisphere is for logical purposes.
Imagine I tell you we want to commit suicide in a group. Put this rope around your necks. Left hemisphere obeys immediately, but your right hemisphere believes that I am messing with you.
The biggest mistake we made is that we pay too much attention to the left hemisphere. We imagine everything must be logical while we have to use the right hemisphere more and focus on its functions, which one of them is communication skills.
Many educational systems in many countries only focus on the left hemisphere. It’s very dangerous. We have to consider our right hemisphere too.
Because the left hemisphere works automatically, it is like chess. No one plays chess with his own emotions. So machines can do it much better. This is our artistic spirit of switching to our right hemisphere.
Here, I want to tell you some ideas.
Mr. Daniel Pink talks about our six senses in his book: Hold your mind. Today, we want to explain three of them.
We mostly care about the left hemisphere. Consider the laptop a public speaker is using in his presentation. It has to work, and it will. Its purpose is to serve and work. It is the left hemisphere while the right region cares if the person enjoys working with it or not!
The communication skills
The communication skills we must have are design, sympathy, and storytelling. These three skills are very vital to the right hemisphere.
We have to design the things around us the way that we enjoy to use them. Sweeping machine, cloths to clear dust, etc. are not just for decoration. They are made for us because we have to use them. It’s their design that matters. If the model is fabulous, who hates to sweep the floor once a week and keep their house clean?
We have to be able to put ourselves in the audience’s shoes, no matter if it’s our friend we are talking to or the audience for whom we are presenting.
Sympathy means we have to think and decide like the person we are communicating with.
Read “Difference between empathy and sympathy“.
All famous brands use stories to become famous around the world, whether they are personal or public.
What we must do is to learn how to tell a story to impress the others.
If you learn these three simple communication skills and use them in your life, you will be surprised by the results.