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A+ in Communication

June 5, 2018

The power of communication 

 

Last year we had a family emergency, I live in London and most of my family live in New Zealand. I received a phone call from my Mum in the early hours of the morning and knew instantly something was wrong.

 

As much as 93% of communication is non-verbal - source

 

After the shock, I wanted to reach out to some of my family, to feel more connected. I tried to contact my brother, who lives in New Zealand, but with no luck, I left him several messages over a few days and no response. So I messaged his girlfriend, who told me to try Facebook Messenger, he quite liked that instant messaging platform, so I tried again.

 

 

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Me and my brother, circa 1986

 

 

Still no response - I was starting to get mad. What if something happened to our parents and I needed to get hold of him? I was visiting New Zealand in one months time and decided to send him a message every day until then.

 

 

So to prove a point about family communication, I started messaging my brother on a daily basis...

 

 

These messages included photographs of his nephews, statements, what I was doing, even my girlfirends got in on the act