Anurag Aggarwal Institute of Public Speaking under communication skills, personality development, public speaking
Effective communication does not mean just talking. An effective communication is the one where information is exchanged so that everyone gets something important and useful out of the conversation. We come across many people who love speaking so much that they would not give us a chance to speak a word. One reason for such behaviour may be that they are not aware of the way to communicate. They might be unclear that communication is almost 90% non-verbal. This implies that talking is only a tiny part to get better results by communication.
The ability to communicate effectively is fundamental at the workplace. You may be a manager, who needs to communicate with employees, or you may be an individual wanting to improve professional and interpersonal skills, but what you need is getting the right message to people so as to make good relations and grow in your career.
Think about the communication style you have: Do you talk more or listen more? Having the appropriate type of communication skills means ability to deal with different kind of people.
We generally spend a lot of time in speaking & ignore a vital element of effective communication: listening. If we give time in listening to someone carefully, we can learn so much & understand others better.
Here are some great tips you can use to improve your communication skills:
Be aware of your interaction with others. Identify the situations that make you uncomfortable and bring changes in your behaviour to achieve positive results.
Listen more, talk less. Not just listening, but active listening is important.
Understanding the other person or the audience can make it simpler to avoid making mistakes. Try to connect with the person so that they come in level with you.
Allow others to express themselves or to say what they want.
Avoid the questions that lead the conversation in a particular direction or just have a yes or no answer.
Give a positive feedback wherever necessary.
Avoid jargon. Filling a conversation with acronyms and such words can cause the listener to lose interest. Keep your communication language simple & understandable.
Find the Correct Tone for Nonverbal Communications & E-Mails. Be careful while writing e-mails because if you choose an incorrect tone, it may give rise to many misunderstandings.
The same rules apply for any type of communication, including public speaking