Improve Your Communication Skills

Communication is one of the key’s to developing a successful business.  To communicate effectively, there are a few tips you should follow.  These will provide clarity and effectiveness to your daily communication.

1 – Actively Listen.  Pay attention when the other person is talking.  Don’t interrupt them.  Repeat back to them what you’ve heard.  And provide feedback when they are finished.

2 – Actions speak louder than words.  Be aware of your body language around others.  Eye contact, facial expressions, and gestures tell a lot about someone.

3 – Read more.  Boost your vocabulary and improve your communication skills by reading books, newspapers, or blogs.

4 – Write often.  Your verbal communication can improve by practicing your writing skills.  Write a blog post or start a journal.

5 – Ask Questions.  If you don’t understand something, don’t be afraid to ask.  It shows interest and keeps a conversation going.  It also helps with small talk.

6 – Manage your stress.  Keep calm or use humor in your conversations.  Exercise and drink a lot of water.  Managing your stress level (and anxiety about communication) is very important.

Communicating effectively take a lot of practice.  Try and work the above tips into your work week, and see how your quality of life at work and at home improves.

If you would like to learn more about how this might apply to your business, let’s talk:

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