To be heard and listened to; to know that you are understood; to effectively have people identify with you. These are outcomes that we all desire and at times have difficulty realizing. What it takes is creating a space for others to listen into. We use too many words or attempt to provide multiple explanations to have things make sense for folks. Think about a person you respect and admire for being an effective communicator. Given that we all have our own unique way of telling our story; this will be the type of person you will want to model.