We communicate every day - as mentors, parents, friends, colleagues... everything is a conversation and exchange of information.
But so much information comes at us everyday like weeds tossed over a fence. It's like saying "Here you go... now it's your problem because I've passed it on."
If we took a few moments to think through what we're really sharing, it could make a big difference.
1 - What is it the other person needs to know? What's the one thing they should realise?
2 - How should they feel about the information? What's in it for them? (and yes, it's ok to tell them how you hope they'll feel)
3 - What do you wish them to DO with the information? Our days are filled with "nice to know" things but really good information has a relevance and a use.
If you can't answer #2&3... do you really need to share the information?
Know, feel, do... folks will thank you and listen.