Overseer of God’s Remnant Assembly Akintayo Emmanuel Looks at 3 Ways to Improve Communication Skills

If they were completely honest with themselves, most people would acknowledge that their communication skills could stand to be a little (or perhaps a lot) improved. To achieve this life-changing objective, here are three tips according of Akintayo Emmanuel, the Overseer of God’s Remnant Assembly:

1. Listen More, Talk Less

According to the Overseer of God’s Remnant Assembly Akintayo Emmanuel: “Many people who believe that they are good listeners would be surprised — or make that shocked — if they watched themselves on video, because they would see how little they actually listen. As the old saying goes, God gave us two ears and one mouth, which illustrates that we should do twice as much listening as speaking.”

2. Choose Your Words Very Carefully

Commented Akintayo Emmanuel: “The Bible makes it excessively clear that while God will never stop loving us and pointing us in the right direction, we are the author and architect of our fate and destiny. If we plant flower seeds with our words, they will blossom into beautiful creations. If we throw thorns with our words, we will injure ourselves and anyone else who crosses our path.”

3. Be Honest and Don’t Gossip

Commented the Overseer of God’s Remnant Assembly Akintayo Emmanuel: “Many of us permit ourselves to spread falsehoods or gossip because we’re angry, hurt, or fearful, and our words — as harsh or hateful as they may be — seem to give us relief and repair our bruised egos. But what we fail to realize is that this relief is both temporary and inauthentic. Inevitably, our words come back to us and cast a shadow over our character. They weigh us down and prevent us from hearing the pure, compassionate voice in our heart that urges us to speak truthfully, carefully, lovingly, and with an eye towards uplifting others instead of tearing them down. Even when we must communicate something unpleasant — perhaps we must tell our child that they have behaved badly, or we must let go of an employee who has seriously broken the rules — we should never resort to falsehoods or gossip.”

Overseer of God’s Remnant Assembly. Married to Pastor Sarah Emmanuel, founders of GRA Mission Squad.