Effective communication skills are fundamental to success in many aspects of life. It sounds so simple: whatever you say or ask, but ‘What’ we try to communicate get lost in translation despite our best intentions. We say one thing, the other person hears something else, and misunderstandings, frustration, and conflicts ensue.
“You need to rise up with the communication skills that enable you to effectively connect with others, build trust and respect, and feel heard and understood.”
Here are some TIPS to be an effective communicator-
Empathize – Try to see things from the point-of-view of others. When communicating with others, try not to be judgmental. Stay in tune with your own emotions to help understand the emotions of others. Give them the impression that you’re enthusiastic about talking to them. “If needed, offer your personal viewpoint clearly and honestly to avoid confusion. Keep in mind that some subjects might be taboo or too emotionally stressful for others to discuss.”
Encourage – Offer words and action of encouragement to others. Make other people feel welcome, wanted, valued and appreciated in your communications. If you let others know that they are valued, they are much more likely to give you their best.
“Say their name in a way that is pleasing to their ears. Appear to have a slightly higher energy level than the other person.”
Learn to listen- Listening is not the same as hearing; learn to listen not only to the words being spoken but how they are being spoken. Try to use the technique of clarification. Don’t focus too much on what you’re going to say next while they are talking! “This shows people that you are interested in what they have to say and you are fully engaged and in the moment with them.”
Show them approval – One of the best ways to instantly connect with people is to be frank and tell them exactly why you like or admire them. When you give them the impression that you are excited about talking to them and that you care about them, you make them feel better about themselves.
So might be these easy tricks & techniques will help you out to communicate effectively with anybody.
You must remember that-
“Communication is a two way process, so improving communication involves both how we send and receive messages.”
“The quality of your life is the quality of your communication.”