Business Communication Quotes

Did you know that communication is a vital part of any business? Here are some business communication quotes you can use to remind yourself of the importance of communication in business. It would also help you become better at communication.

The importance of communication in business cannot be overemphasized.

This is because, without communication in business, you can’t really get much done.

Imagine that your team members don’t effectively communicate with each other.

This often creates a scenario where important information is not passed across to the right people.

Consequently, the resultant effect of this could range from losing clients, missing deadlines or even loss of a big contract and deal.

You can’t begin to imagine the amount of harm the lack of communication amongst your team can bring to your business.

Based on this, it is important that as a leader you encourage effective communication in your business.

You should also lead by example by making it a point of duty to be an effective communicator.

In this article, we have a wonderful collection of business communication quotes that can inspire you and your team to communicate more in your business.

These business communication quotes are quotes from successful entrepreneurs and leaders such as Bill Gates, Richard Branson among others.

They have tested and enjoyed the benefits of communication in their business.

Overall, these business quotes will inspire you to communicate more.

Also, these business communication quotes will guide you on how you should communicate with your team members, partners/investors, clients among others.

Business Communication Quotes 

1Art is communication spoken by man for humanity in a language raised above the everyday happening. – Mary Wigman

2Audiences forget facts but they remember stories. Once you get past the jargon, the corporate world is an endless source of fascinating stories. — Ian Griffin

3Bad human communication leaves us less room to grow. — Rowan D. Williams

4The basic building block of good communications is the feeling that every human being is unique and of value. – Anonymous

5But good healthy communication is impossible without openness, honesty, and vulnerability. — Paul Kendall

6Communicate everything you can to your associates. The more they know the more they’ll care. Once they care, there’s no stopping them. — Sam Walton

7Communicate in a respectful manner – Don’t just tell your team members what you want, but explain to them why. —Jeffrey Morales

8Communication – the human connection is the key to personal and career success. — Paul J. Meyer

9Communication can’t always follow the top-down model. With the fluidity of information in business today, leaders need to be masterful listeners; they need to be able to receive as well as send. — Joseph Badaracco

10Communication is a skill that you can learn. It’s like riding a bicycle or typing. If you’re willing to work at it, you can rapidly improve the quality of every part of your life. — Brian Tracy

11Communication is about being effective, not always about being proper. — Bo Bennett

12Communication is also crucial for building team trust and detecting potential problems in early stages of project development. — Andy Stone

13Communication is defined not by what is being said but by what is being heard. For this reason, it is vital that you gain a good appreciation of how other people will listen – interpret, process, and assign meaning to what you have to say before you can influence them effectively. — Margie Warrell

14Communication is most important in a new team. The team will be able to achieve its goals consistently if people work together. — Gavin McGinnis

15Communication is one of the most important skills you require for a successful life. — Catherine Pulsifer

16Communication is power. Those who have mastered its effective use can change their own experience of the world and the world’s experience of them. All behavior and feelings find their original roots in some form of communication. — Tony Robbins

17Communication is the key for any global business. — Anita Roddick

18Communication is the only task you cannot delegate. — Robert C. Goizueta

19Communication is the real work of leadership. — Nitin Nohria

20Communication is the vehicle which allows humans to recall the past, think in the present and plan for the future. — Roy Berko

21Communication is your ticket to success, if you pay attention and learn to do it effectively. — Theo Gold

22Communication, it’s the first thing we really learn in life. Funny thing is, once we grow up, learn our words and really start talking, the harder it becomes to know what to say. Or how to ask for what we really need. — Meredith Grey

23Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy and mutual valuing. — Rollo May

24Communication must be HOT. That’s Honest, Open and Two-way. — Dan Oswald

25Communication sometimes is not what you first hear, listen not just to the words, but listen for the reason. — Catherine Pulsifer

26Communication works for those who work at it. — John Powell

27Communication is the cornerstone of effective project management and yet most of it is done ad hoc, driven by individuals, personalities, and preferences, rather than by needs, protocols, processes, and procedures. — Carl Pritchard

28Creating a good working environment involves frequent and open communication, regular recognition of achievement and constructive feedback. — Phil Moody

29Developing excellent communication skills is absolutely essential to effective leadership. The leader must be able to share knowledge and ideas to transmit a sense of urgency and enthusiasm to others. If a leader can’t get a message across clearly and motivate others to act on it, then having a message doesn’t even matter. — Gilbert Amelio

30During the first few minutes of your presentation, your job is to assure the audience members that you are not going to waste their time and attention. — Dale Ludwig

31Effective communication requires more than an exchange of information. When done right, communication fosters understanding, strengthens relationships, improves teamwork and build trust. — Kirk Hazlett

32Effective communication helps to keep the team working on the right projects with the right attitude. — Alex Langer

33Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you now. — Jim Rohn

34Effective communication is an essential component of professional success whether it is at the interpersonal, inter-group, intra-group, organisational or external level. — Mike Myatt

35Effective communication is built on the cement of trust. And trust is based on trustworthiness, not politics. — Steven R. Covey

36Effective communication requires more than an exchange of information. When done right, communication fosters understanding, strengthens relationships, improves teamwork and build trust. — Anonymous

37For effective communication, think about how is your speech perceived
than in what you are actually saying. – Bryon Rivers

38Effective communicators make great friends. They’re open to many things and are able to translate their thoughts into meaningful words and actions. — Patrick Cogen

39To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others. — Tony Robbins

40First learn the meaning of what you say and then speak. — Epictetus

41Good communication does not mean that you have to speak in perfectly formed sentences and paragraphs. It isn’t about slickness. Simple and clear go a long way. — John Kotter

42Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after. — Anne Morrow Lindbergh

43Good leadership starts with good communication. — Anonymous

44How well we communicate is determined not by how well we say things but how well we are understood. — Andrew Grove

45Humor is the affectionate communication of insight. — Leo Rosten

More Business Communication Quotes 

46I don’t start with a design objective, I start with a communication objective. I feel my project is successful if it communicates what it is supposed to communicate. — Mike Davidson

47I really sing songs that move me. I’m not in show business. I’m in the communications business. That’s what it’s for me. — Richie Havens

48I think it’s fair to say that personal computers have become the most empowering tool we’ve ever created. They’re tools of communication, they’re tools of creativity, and they can be shaped by their user. — Bill Gates

49If communication is not your top priorities, all of your other priorities are at risk. — Bob Aronson

50If I was down to the last dollar of my marketing budget I’d spend it on PR. — Bill Gates

51If you just communicate, you can get by. But if you communicate skillfully, you can work miracles. — Jim Rohn

52I’m a great believer that any tool that enhances communication has profound effects in terms of how people can learn from each other and how they can achieve the kind of freedoms that they’re interested in. — Bill Gates

53In almost every profession whether it’s law or journalism, finance or medicine or academia or running a small business, people rely on confidential communications to do their jobs. We count on the space of trust that confidentiality provides. When someone breaches that trust, we are all worse off for it. — Hillary Clinton

54In many ways, effective communication begins with mutual respect, communication that inspires, and encourages others to do their best. — Zig Ziglar

55In teamwork, silence isn’t golden, it’s deadly. — Mark Sanborn

56In the last analysis, what we are communicates far more eloquently more than anything we say or do. — Stephen Covey

57Investing in management means building communication systems, business processes, feedback, and routines that let you scale the business and team as efficiently as possible. — Fred Wilson

58Language is material to shape and mold, not only a transparent or invisible medium for communication, business contracts or telling stories. — Kenneth Goldsmith

59Leaders must recognize and then clearly communicate that outcomes measurement is not about simply counting things or gathering information. — Mario Morino

60Leaders need to give real clarity on a regular basis rather than just a burst news, good or bad. — Adam Powick

61Like a human being, a company has to have an internal communication mechanism, a “nervous system”, to coordinate its actions. — Bill Gates

62Make sure to communicate your idea quickly and keep it straight to the point. — Paul Bailey

63Make sure you are understood. Don’t blame the other person for not understanding. Instead, look for ways to clarify or rephrase what you are trying to say so it can be understood. — Joel Garfinkle

64Many attempts to communicate are nullified by saying too much. — Robert Greenleaf

65The more elaborate our means of communication, the less we communicate. — Joseph Priestley

66Setting a good example is truly the most effective means of communication and setting a poor one is disastrous. — Jan Carlzon

67The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place. — George Bernard Shaw

68Skill in the art of communication is crucial to a leader’s success.  He can accomplish nothing unless he can communicate effectively. — Tony Robbins

69Storytellers, by the very act of telling, communicate a radical learning that changes lives and the world: telling stories is a universally accessible means through which people make meaning. — Chris Cavanaugh

70Talking more than is necessary is a barrier to effective communication and effective listening. — Clodagh Swanson

71The ability to express an idea is well nigh as important as the idea The ability to express an idea is well nigh as important as the idea itself. — Bernard Baruch

72The art of communication is the language of leadership. — James Humes

73The art of effective listening is essential to clear communication and clear communication is necessary to management success. — James Cash

74The best advertising and the best communication when it comes to business is that which makes you smile, that which makes you think, that which makes you think, that which makes you ponder. — Frank Lunky

75The biggest communication problem is we do not listen to understand. We listen to reply. — Anonymous

76The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug. — Mark Twain

77The five essential entrepreneurial skills for success are concentration, discrimination, organization, innovation and communication. — Michael Faraday

78The flatter the corporate hierarchy, the more likely it is that employees will communicate bad news and act upon it. — Bill Gates

79The goal is to provide inspiring information that moves people to action. — Guy Kawasaki

80The less people know, the more they yell. — Seth Godin

81The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen, just listen. Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention. A loving silence often has far more power to heal and to connect than the most well-intentioned words. — Remen, Rachel Naomi

82The need to communicate effectively with your customers will come up again and again. — Bill Gates

83The quality of business communication has become poorer in recent years as people avoid phone calls and face-to-face meetings. I can only assume in some misguided quest for efficiency. — Richard Branson

84The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said. — Peter Drucker

85Most of the successful people I’ve known are the ones who do more listening than talking. — Bernard Baruch

86No matter the team makeup, having good conflict management skills and strong interpersonal communications skills will help you avoid most major team conflicts. — Serilda Summers-McGee

87No matter what job you have in life, your success will be determined by 5% by your academic credentials, 15% by your professional experiences, and 80% by your communication skills. — Anonymous

88Nonverbal communication is an elaborate secret code that is written nowhere, known by none and understood by all. — Edward Sapir

89Nonverbal communication speaks louder than the words we say with our mouths. Oftentimes a person’s nonverbal signals don’t match up with the verbal words they are saying. — David S. Walton

90Only through communication can human life hold meaning. — Paulo Freire

91Our presence in front of diverse people and large crowds hinges on our ability to communicate properly. — John Shea

Additional Business Communication Quotes

92Overall, I’d say effective effective communication is like an engine oil that makes your life run smoothly, getting you wherever you want to be. — Ian Tuhovsky

93Powerful communication between people plays a critical role in a company’s bottom line. Without if you’re toast. — Miti Ampoma

94Precision of communication is important, more important than ever, in our era of hair trigger balances, when a false or misunderstood word may create as much disaster as a sudden thoughtless act. — James Thurber

95Real estate brokers and salesperson use neurolinguistics to enhance their communication skills and to provide them with more choices when working in a difficult situation. It shows how we make sense of the world around us and communicate. NLP is proving itself to be very effective in the area of business communications. — Egeia Corporate

96Science may never come up with a better office communication system than the coffee break. — Robert Earl Wilson

97Selling yourself means communicating so effectively that people will accept that you are what you want them to believe you are. — Gene Bedell

98The quality of your life is the quality of your communication.  — Tony Robbins

99The two words information and communication are often used interchangeably, but they signify quite different things. Information is giving out; communication is getting through. — Sydney Harris

100The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives. — Anthony Robbins

101The way you communicate reveals everything about you. Words are the clothes your thoughts wear. — Amanda Patterson

102There is only one rule for being a good talker, learn to listen. — Christopher Morley

103Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people. — William Butler Yeats

104To be a successful communicator, you need to focus on fundamental principles rather than small superficial things. — Bill Calhoun

105To be an effective communicator, you must focus on all aspects of your communication, not just the words you say, which might be only 10% of your entire message. Poor body language can sink even the most cleverly worded statement. — Trevor Poulin

106To have good communications skills means you are able to make your point without a lot of fillers and stumbling. — Gregory Davidson

107To listen well is as powerful a means of communication and influence as to talk well. — John Marshall

108Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It’s foundational principle that holds all relationship. — Stephen R. Covey

109Use assertive communication. Assertive communication is about being nonreactive and still respectful. — Ryan Cooper

110Use different messaging for different groups to ensure your communications are relevant. — Andrea Plos

111The void created by the failure to communicate is soon filled with poison, drivel and misrepresentation. — C. Northcote Parkinson

112We are stronger when we listen and smarter when we share. — Rania Al-Abdullah

113We have a tendency to romanticise independence. Most business literature still views autonomy as a virtue, as though communication, teamwork and cooperation were lesser values. — Keith Ferrazzi

114We know that we need to talk to our employees as regularly as possible, help fulfill their personal development, challenge them in a positive manner, and have faith that they can succeed, while expecting the most of them. — Nathan Neil

115We take communication for granted because we do it so frequently, but it’s actually a complex process. — Joseph Sommerville

116We’ve got to continue to work on our communication. I think that the success of any group or unit, whether it’s in football or in business or anything, it’s communication, knowing what’s going on and just making sure everybody’s on the same page and everybody’s going to the right guys and doing the right thing. — Jon Jarisen

117What is the shortest word in the English language that contains the letters: abcdef? Answer: feedback —  Don’t forget that feedback is one of the essential elements of good communication. — Anonymous

118When it comes to business you don’t need to learn a new language, you just need to manage a communication tool. — Kenneth OE Sundin

119When people talk listen completely. Most people never listen. — Ernest Hemingway

120When the trust account is high, communication is easy, instant and effective. — Stephen Richards Covey

121When you can effectively communicate and talk to anyone, you can own your life again. You are not at the random mercy of just accepting the assumption that you cannot talk well. Grab the bull by the horns and change your entire life. — Rock Bankole

122When you communicate openly, candidly, and transparently, then everyone is on the same sheet of paper and everyone can be part of the potential solution when tough times surface. — Vlad Zachary

123When you forget yourself and your fear, when you get beyond self-consciousness because your mind is thinking about what you are trying to communicate, you become a better communicator. — Peggy Noonan

124Whether you lead a nation, an enterprise, a community, or a family, we are all in the communication business. — Robin S. Sharma

125Who you are is speaking so loudly that I can’t hear what you’re saying. — Ralph Waldo

126Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something. — Plato

127Words should be used as tools of communication and not as a substitute for action. — Anonymous

128Write to be understood, speak to be heard, read to grow. — Lawrence Clark Powell

129Years ago, I tried to top everybody, but I don’t anymore. I realized it was killing conversation. When you’re always trying for a topper you aren’t really listening. It ruins communication. — Groucho Marx

130You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can’t get them across, your ideas won’t get you anywhere. — Lee Iacocca

131You must be able to communicate successfully in order to become a leader and someone others listen to. — Keith Boyer

132Your ability to communicate with others will account for fully 85% of your success in your business and in your life. — Brian Tracy

133Your ability to communicate is an important tool in your pursuit of your goals, whether it is with your family, your co-workers, or your clients and customers. — Lesile C.

134After all, it’s the future of business communication that we’re looking ‘toward. — Jim Barksdale

135An issue that is resolved within 24 hours at the first point of contact, something more likely to occur when all customer communication vehicles are in sync can be up to 170% less costly than an issue that takes 48 hours to resolve. — Anonymous

Final Words On Business Communication Quotes

Business owners with good business communication skills are more likely to be more successful than those without communication skills.

Let’s take a cue from this business communication quote

“No matter what job you have in life, your success will be determined by 5% your academic credentials, 15% by your professional experiences and 80% by your communication skills – Anonymous.

Need I say more to convince you about the importance of communication in business?

Gain all the inspiration you need to brush up your business communication skills with these business communication quotes.

So, which of these quotes are you likely to apply first?

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