Here are some tips to help improve your communication skills.
You first have to recognize the person you’re talking to. You have to start by understanding how they receive information. Here’s some advice:
- Keep calm in the process.
- Focus on the things that you’re saying.
- Be polite.
- Be cautious about matching the emotion/mood of the situation.
Speak clearly and politely to avoid misunderstanding and conflict.
You’ve got to understand that your body language speaks a lot. Understand your non-verbals– all of your facial expressions, your eye contact, your posture, and your gestures with your arms and legs.
Ensure that your entire body language radiates positive vibes.
If all you do is talk without listening, then how will you ever know if you’re communicating effectively?
If you’re going to communicate well, you have to listen really well.
Your patience has to correspond with the thing that you’re trying to teach; if you want to make a team member successful. For example, if you’re trying to teach them how to make coffee, then a little ounce of patience is needed. If you’re trying to delegate large tasks, then you need a lot of patience–allow them to ask questions and make sure that they understand the large projects you’re assigning to them.
You need patience and ensure that it’s parallel to the content that you’re communicating.
Make sure you’re asking relevant questions to gain perspective and lot of information. Care enough to find out. The more perspective you have, the greater decision-making process you have.
The more you ask questions, the better you’re going to be at communicating.
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