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How To Improve Effective Communication Skills

Ever struggled with communication skills? Yes? Wa-Lah!

This is the right place to learn communication skills.


Good communication skills are important in today's world. They are key for success in many aspects of life. Effective communication skills help to maintain personal and professional life. To make quality performance, one of the necessary requirements is communication.


"Good communication is the bridge between confusion and clarity" - Nat Turner

Good communication skills boost self-confidence in the workplace, helps to understand the people and situation. It also aids to overcome nervousness, diversities, and build trust. Developing strong communication skills becomes one of the leaders' top priorities. Many employers believe that proper internal communications and understanding can exceptionally increase employees' productivity. Although many people may find it difficult to communicate properly which leads to conflicts with other people in personal relationships as well as professional life.


Why communication skills are important?


By developing strong communication skills, helps to connect with your friends, the people around you, family members, colleagues, and the higher authorities at the workplace. Communication skills help us:

  • To make better decisions.

  • Increase Productivity.

  • Improve problem-solving skills.

  • Consistency in the workflow.

  • Improve business relations.

  • Better control.

  • Good response from the people.

  • To present yourself.


In this blog, we have mentioned the tips for improving communication skills and present yourself:



How To Improve Effective Communication Skills

1. Learn to Listen:

Improve communication skills through active listening. Communication is a two-way process, rather than just blankly hearing the words of the other person, but also pay attention to what he or she is trying to convey. Concentrate on what they are saying so that you can respond to them according to the conversation and avoid confusion. If a speaker feels that someone is listening and understanding his point then it can help you to build a stronger, deeper relationship. Eye contact also plays a major role during the conversation.

"Effective communication starts with listening."

How To Improve Effective Communication Skills

2. Understand Nonverbal Communication:

"80%" of communication takes place through nonverbal communication. Therefore it is important to understand nonverbal communication. Nonverbal communication includes gestures, body movement, posture, eye contact, facial expression, respect, and tone or pitch of voice. Make sure that the message is conveyed more clearly with consistency in words and body language.


3. Think Before You Speak:

During the conversation, first understand the situation, how to respond, and where to take a halt in a conversation. The reason we have two ears and one tongue is to signify that we need to listen more. To communicate effectively, first, listen to what others have to say, then give the answers, this will show that you have considered their ideas.


Before speaking THINK,

Is it True?

Is it Helpful?

Is it Inspiring?

Is it Necessary?

Is it Kind?


How To Improve Effective Communication Skills

4. Read:

Make a good habit of reading to gain more knowledge, it is going to open different perspectives on different topics. Read books, newspapers, magazine articles, or web content on different topics of your interest. It will increase your vocabulary and ability to compose the various sentence structures. A good reader knows where to add notable points and how to engage people in conversations.


5. Use Key Points To Make An Impact:

Start or end the conversation with key points to make an impact on others. Key points are important while giving a presentation or speaking on a stage. Make sure that you have already memorized the key points or highlighted in the presentation and reiterate those key points at the beginning and the end of the presentation. Therefore the audience will remember the presentation and understand the topic clearly.


How To Improve Effective Communication Skills

6. Ask Relevant Questions:

Develop communication skills by asking questions to others and answer their questions too. If you have doubts, or if you want more information on a particular topic then ask the relevant questions and clear your doubts. Before asking the questions during conversation understand the situation and if it's relevant don't hesitate to ask.


7. Body Language:

The confidence in your body language speaks better than any word. The key to effective communication lies in your body language and expressions. Studies show that while communicating, 65% of non-verbal communication plays a vital role. Maintain your body language by relaxing, not crossing your arms, maintaining eye contact, body postures, and try to look calm during the conversation.


8. Speak Clearly:

Think that conversation begins with you and you take the responsibility and start communicating; do not expect others will speak first. Be concise and specific during your conversations. Speak slowly, take a pause to make your speech effective, and do not rush to end your sentence. Practice more for natural communication and check the pitch and tone of your voice.

 

People with good communication skills can enjoy better interpersonal relationships with friends and family, and it is an important skill for a successful life. Develop communication by observing people, listen actively and not passively, try to communicate using verbal and nonverbal cues, and know your audience beforehand.

 

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