Communication starts with people. The people involved have particular positions. The one who initiates a communication interaction is known as the Source (or, Speaker). The one to whom the Source is speaking is the Receiver (or, Listener). The Receiver can be one or more people.
In this cycle, the Source starts the ball rolling and the Receiver…well, receives. The same two people can switch roles. Moods, environmental impact, timing, and each individual’s background are elements a Source would do well to consider. More on that tomorrow.
As often as you can throughout the day today, notice when you are the one to start a conversation (i.e. when you are the “Source”). At least one time when you are the Source, try to watch your conversation from beginning to end. What do you notice?