How to Communicate Effectively
Being an Effective Communicator is rated as one of the most sought-after quality in business.
The ability to communicate clearly defines how you are perceived, are able to influence others and impact your success.
Effective Communication encompasses face to-face discussions and conversations, formal presentations, telephone and video conferencing, and the written word.
Practice these 5 golden rules of becoming an Effective Communicator
- Speak with Clarity and influence
Plan & structure your message properly.
Keep these 4 questions in mind while making your presentation
- Who is your audience?
- What is your main topic?
- What is your objective?
- Your communication mode?
- Create a Common Vision
Enable open communication
Create a uniform mindset that everyone shares
People feel that they are part of that vision
“Be a good listener”
- Listening is Important
Active listening skills let you hear what someone is saying and interpret the meaning more clearly and effectively.
It helps to put the other person at ease. People communicate more openly when they feel comfortable.
Effective communicators know how to listen and probe for clarity in all interactions.
“The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them.” – Ralph Nichols
- Use Body Language
How you project your image affects your confidence and overall communication effectiveness.
Your Posture & Stance
Maintaining Eye Contact
- Be Culturally and Politically Aware
By practicing these two, we can learn to collaborate with internal and external resources in the most effective way to get the job done
Culture awareness – remove barriers to effective communication
Political judgment – increase options for effective results