Good communicators don’t lie

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A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.  

— Winston Churchill.

The truth might hurt but it sure as hell will treat you better than a lie.

If you’re a business and something goes wrong (or even just a little wonky) do not try to conceal it from your staff, clients or customers.

Being a good, strong communicator is not just about the good times. It is also very much about how you communicate with people when things don’t go as planned.

And, if you look at past scandals or lies, even those you’ve told to family or your own circle of friends, it’s very true. The lie/rumour/gossip travels so much faster and the minute to let it pass your lips you’ve lost control and no amount of back-peddling will save you.

Always tell the truth. It might not be what people want to hear, or what you want to share but you are more likely to retain your credibility and the trust of those around you if you are honest and up front.

Just like personal relationships, if your business or brand is caught out in a lie it will be hard for your customers, clients and colleagues to trust you from that point forward.

Trust and respect are hard won, yet so easily lost.

Don’t sacrifice your success by lying or fibbing or distorting the truth.

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This article was written by ExaltPR

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