In all aspects of life communication is vital. We communicate at the grocery store, work and with anyone we come in contact with. Communication is extremely important in any relationship whether it’s a friendship or a business partnership being able to communicate is key. In today’s world with the boom of technology it has changed the way we communicate drastically in the past 20 years. With the innovation of cell phones where we can send a text message and utilize social media apps, internet and just about anything we want with the touch of our fingers.
Thus, causing the interest in face-to-face communication to lose its importance. Since we can talk to anyone across the world with the use of text message and social media. Therefore, decreasing the need to actually talk to someone in person and utilize those communication skills we’ve learned throughout our lives.
The evolution of communication has caused many people to wonder have we lost the art of communication?
Traditional Face-to-Face Communication
Before, cell phones communication was done strictly through face-to-face interaction, phone conversation or through letter form. Now with abundance of people with cell phones communication has changed. According, to statistics these days many people with cell phones prefer texting over a phone call. Although contrary to popular belief it’s not just the younger generation who prefer texting over talking. The change in communication is creating a divide of some sorts between “texters and talkers.”
Many people are quick to say they prefer texting over talking, because its quick and easy and doesn’t take up too much time. However, according to experts who claim that successful communicators will use a combination of both.
Having the ability to both communicate verbally and through text citing both skills are necessary to be an effective communicator. But many experts are noticing more and more and tend for many Americans are losing the ability to have a traditional face-face conversation.
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