How to Set Communication Goals to Improve Your Social Relationships
Your words need to be interesting both in terms of content (what is being said) and delivery (how it is being said) to be able to draw the people towards what you are trying to say.
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The essence of communication is to inform, influence, inspire, motivate, learn, socialize and build relationships. Communication makes possible persuasion, negotiation, and improved work delivery.
Your style of speaking, or writing, choice of words while conveying your idea, or point of view are very powerful components in communicating with effectiveness and purpose.
The right word said the right way can make all the difference.
Active listening makes you a better communicator. If you haven’t listened properly, your response or feedback can be faulty.
Your eyes and ears need to fully comprehend what is being said to be able to communicate better.
Communicating with emotion, while sometimes useful, can ‘taint’ or filter your content in unpredictable ways. Put your emotions under control while communicating.
It helps to relate with people, as it makes them naturally drawn towards you. This skill is essential in any work or social setting.
Develop habits and skills that make you relatable and also approachable.
Being able to persuade is an essential skill. Your ideas, without any convincing power can be worth nothing, even if they are good.
This also helps people who are in a competitive environment.
Our bias, personal feelings, prejudice, and interpretations wreak havoc on our communication.
Being objective means having an open mind and communicating with facts and figures.
Your enthusiasm, energy, empathy and sincerity speak volumes and add to your verbal and non-verbal communication.
Your actions too, speak louder than your words. Do the deeds and say the words that inspire others.
If part of a team, ensure that the team communication is promoting productivity and togetherness, forging a sense of community and harmony.
This is one of the most neglected pieces of action, and is a must.
Communicate to tie up the loose ends, get feedback, set reminders and move on to next things in the agenda. Follow-up also removes any lingering doubt in the other persons minds which may arise due to lack of communication.
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It helps to prevent misunderstandings and conflicts. It can help to defuse a potentially explosive dispute while bad communication can set it off.
Avoiding Difficult Conversations.
Reacting, Not Responding.
Not Keeping an Open Mind. Accept and respect differences, listen without judgment and consider all sides of an issue.
Keep your distance and don’t text, email, meet in person or call.
Cutting the ties for good when it’s over puts you on a faster path to healing.
Cry, sob your eyes out, scream and yell. As long as it doesn’t hurt yourself or anybody else, find ways to release and let go of the pain you may be feeling.Listen to sad songs. Listening to sad songs can regulate negative emotion and mood as well as consolation.
Coping with the end of a relationship is a little bit like a 12 step program. You will reach acceptance far sooner by staying away from that person.
Don’t over-analyze what could have been different. Your mission now is to get to the place where you aren’t battling with yourself about the way things are. Do this with compassion and don’t beat yourself up.
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