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Being Relatable

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.

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If part of a team, ensure that the team communication is promoting productivity and togetherness, forging a sense of community and harmony.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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 Reason We Communicate

The essence of communication is to inform, influence, inspire, motivate, learn, socialize and build relationships. Communication makes possible persuasion, negotiation, and improved work delivery.

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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.

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Communicating with emotion, while sometimes useful, can ‘taint’ or filter your content in unpredictable ways. Put your emotions under control while communicating.

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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.

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How To Improve Communication Skills

Here are the ways to improve Communication Skills:

1. Motivate yourself to initiate the conversation

To improve Communication Skills in yourself as student; it is essential to tell yourself to start and take part in discussion. The majority of us probably shouldn't want to talk to anyone. This makes tough for you to show your feelings when you get stressed. So motivate yourself to do such activities which make your communication skill effective. In the classroom examine feelings about situations happening in the mind of students to talk with them.

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SMART goal-setting framework

Set goals that are:

  • Specific: It will be easier to see what you need to accomplish.
  • Measurable: How will you know when you’ve achieved your goal?
  • Attainable: Or realistic. Is it possible to achieve the goal you’ve set for yourself?
  • Relevant: For businesses, a relevant goal means that it has the potential to impact your business objectives, vision, or values.
  • Time-bound: Give your goal a deadline.

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Effective communication

... is imperative for every successful business. Poor communication inevitably causes misunderstandings, confusion and conflicts that hinder productivity and professional relationships.

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