What is Effective Communication?

In this technological day and age, we would all agree we have more than ample tools available for use to communicate with one another.  So how can you make sure that you are practicing effective communication?   The answer is quite simple.   If you are able to convey yourself clearly and convincingly and others take action based on this communication you have been successful.   Familiar with the saying we were born with two ears and one mouth?  Well communication involves active listening as well as speaking.   So the next time you are deep in conversation, why not take a pause and elicit a behavioral response from the person you are in communications with.