Communication – the human connection – is the key to personal and career success. – Paul J. Meyer
If you’ve read any job advertisement over the last few years, you may have noticed that ‘good communication skills’ is often mentioned as a requirement.
Same is the case when dealing with the customer as a business owner or managing a team you cannot simply put ‘good communication skills’ on the backstage.
Not long ago, communication was a necessary skill for certain careers, such as Public Relations, or Journalism, or Teaching. But now, no matter which business or industry or job you’re in, everyone expects rich written and spoken skills.
If you want to improve your employability, and achieve career success, or grow your business, there are several techniques to help you enhance your communication skills. So what are they, and where do you begin?
In this article, I’m sharing 7 Steps to improve your communication skills.
Number 1: Active Listening
Strong observational skills to notice and understand the message being conveyed to you. One of the ways is repeating what other person is saying. It will give you time to process the information you are receiving.
Number 2: Nonverbal communication
Body Language, your posture, gesture and eye moments play a very important role in putting across your message effectively.
Number 3. Be Clear
Choose the right word to deliver a message that is easy to understand. Be very clear about what you want to convey.
Number 4: Be Concise
Using fewer and well-chosen words to convey your message.
Number 5: Be Confident
Delivering the message with firm tone and appropriate nonverbal communication.
Number 6: Be Friendly
A friendly tone and a smile can do wonders for building the long-term association.
Number 7: Be Patient
Do not rush. Be composed while delivering your message.
Build a solid impression with prospective customers or employers by mastering the art of communication today!