5 Interesting Ways to Improve your Communication Right Now

5 Interesting Ways to Improve your Communication Right Now

Getting the right message across is one of the most important life skills that each individual should learn. On the contrary, we do not put into a lot of effort to learn this essential skill. So, whether you are willing to have a better conversation to improve your social life or get the message across at work, you need to understand certain basic things that can help you communicate more effectively. Below are the top 5 most essential tips that can improve your communication skills.

1. Mind that Body Language

Body language of the person can speak volumes even if the person hasn't uttered a single word. How you make the eye contact with the other person or how you carry yourself in an interview tells it all. When you say you are open to discussion but your arms are crossed, or if you say you’re listening but still engrossed in your phone, that’s where the body language tells about the person’s interest. So, learn the art of reading an individual’s body language.

2. You Speak with Fillers? It is Time to Get Rid of Them

If you use ah’s and um’s quite often while speaking, it is time to get rid of them as these are the major obstacles in your route to effective communication. Once you stop using them, see the effect – You will feel more confident and persuasive. So, keep a track of the words like ‘like’, ‘um’ and ‘ah’ and work accordingly.

3. Be Empathic

Communication, as we all know is a two-way process and if you are able to reduce the anxiety and difficulty while trying to communicate with others, you will be heard. Thus, developing empathy helps you better understand the unspoken parts of your communication with others. So, as you learn the art of being pragmatic, you can respond in a better and pragmatic way and face less troubles while having an interpersonal conflict at work.

4. Be BRIEF, Yet Specific

The mantra for the most effective communication is to convey more in less. The BRIEF acronym stands for Background, Reason, Information, End, Follow-up and if you follow it, you will see the impact. So, keep your emails short without leaving anything. When you will learn the 7 C’s of Communication, you will come to know that being clear and concise are the two most powerful methods for communicating the message effectively. The other 5 C’s are – concrete, coherent, courteous, correct and complete.

5. Listen to What Others Have to Say – DO NOT Just Keep Jabbering

One of the most crucial aspects while learning the art of effective communication is to really listen to what the other person has to say. Pay attention to what he/she is saying and let him/her talk without interruption. Using such a technique, you can get on the same page even if your communication styles don’t match.Ultimately, this will help you in learning the art of effective negotiation.

Now, you must be aware of the importance of powerful and effective communication and seeing this trend, there are several institutes offering communication skill programs in India. So, if you want to grasp the effective communication skill training, enrol yourself in the communication excellence program.

Author Bio: Roshini Bahal is a specialist in the Corporate training industry with operational experience of running a training division. Worked in diverse sectors like Finance, IT, BPO, Telecom, Manufacturing & the government. Handled clients like RBS, Accenture, Wipro & Thomson Reuters to name a few.

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                • Management development programs
                • Communication skills for senior managers
           
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