Effective Communication fosters trust

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  • By Staff Sgt. Xavier Lockley
  • 927th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (February 9, 2019) — Members from across the 927th Air Refueling Wing gathered for a lunch and learn during Saturday of the February Unit Training Assembly, Feb. 9, 2019 at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.


Debbie Lundberg, Principal of Presenting Powerfully, shared with the group of Airmen information about how to effectively communicate with their respective peers by understanding different personality types.


Lundberg said that communication is the easiest way for relationships to build or cause friction amongst two or more people.


“It’s very important for people to understand the different dynamics of people that they come across on a daily basis,” said Lundberg. “The military is a communication-oriented entity and the more that the Airmen know about communication, the better off they will be later on even in life after the military.”


The course was very informational for many Airmen, but for one the session made her reflect upon her own communication battles in the past.


“This course put a lot of things in perspective for me,” said Senior Airman Hannah Stephenson, 927th Mission Support Group Commanders Support Staff journeyman. “Debbie did a great job teaching about the different personality types and how they all prefer for communication to happen, which I thought was very profound.”  


The 927 ARW provides countless opportunities and outlets for service members, this lunch and learn was just another opportunity to showcase the various support and resources the wing has to offer.