COMMUNICATION WORKS FOR THOSE WHO WORK AT IT -John Powell
Communication is your ticket to success if you pay attention and learn to do it effectively – Theo Gold
Attaining strong communication skills will prove to be helpful in every phase of your life. This is especially true in a workplace situation where effective communication can help you reach greatest professional heights. Good leaders are masterful communicators. They have the ability to engage everyone in the room. To be able to communicate to your peers the importance of the job, the importance of everyone’s involvement in it, and what exactly you expect from them can definitely change the game.
We are here to give you a peek under the curtain, to familiarize you with all the tips, tricks, and techniques one must know to improve their communication skills:
Be a good listener first:
The key to being a good communicator is to be a good listener. If you are not an active listener you are doing a disservice to all the parties engaged in the said conversation. When you listen better, you are able to grasp and understand what the other person is saying and in turn give them a meaningful response.
Body language matters:
Body language is something that all of us know we should be conscious about, but never end up adhering to. Slouching in your chair and crossing your arms is probably something that you should avoid as it comes across as a sign of disagreement or perhaps even conflict. Practice having an open body language at work, which basically means sitting up straight, not crossing your arms and always maintaining eye-contact when speaking with someone. Cannot stress on the eye-contact enough here! When speaking in front of other people, stand up straight, keep that eye contact and speak in a clear confident voice. Confidence is key all day, every day.
Sense the Tone of the Room:
Learning to know your audience and the general tone of the room is very important if you want to have strong communication skills. This definitely does not mean that you develop a different personality for every group of individual you have to encounter, no not at all; If we can simplify this for you, it basically means that one should know what type of communication in what tone will be best received by the audience.
Minimalism all the way:
We all know someone who when asked a question, tends to use a lot of words ending up in overwhelming the people around them, trust us you do not want to be THAT guy. When people have a conversation with you or need your advice, they should not feel like they are going back with more questions than they came in with. Good communication happens when actual information is shared. All in all, provide clarity, not add to the confusion.
Bottom line is, one must possess strong communication skills as it will inevitably help you in all walks of life, especially the workplace. Good communication contributes to the positive experience one might create for their peers, ultimately creating a better team and general professional environment, perhaps that is why good leaders are also excellent communicators.
We hope all of these tips help you be the best version of yourself and help you get one step closer to the professional success you hope for. That is it for today folks, see you on our next blog. Until then, Stay Home. Stay Safe.