Improve Communication Skills
In the modern world of technical achievements, where any information can be easily obtained on the Internet, the ability to communicate becomes an increasingly valuable skill. Developed communication skills help to successfully sell goods, negotiate, speak to the public, understand the interlocutor and be understood by him. Communicative skills are very important for personal development in general, since they determine the success of interaction with the world, surrounding people, by oneself, and also allows one to express oneself through creativity.
To improve your communication skills or keep them in good shape, remember the following:
- Make your thoughts clear and convincing- The leaders of the “news” always clearly indicate “who, what, where, when, how and why *. At work, when you make a request, bark instructions or answer a question, you can follow the same list.
- Do not overload the speech with complex words- excessive use of obscure words is often a dangerous sign. Long and complex words may give you more importance, but they can also clod the meaning of your message.
- Avoid jargon and slash- many professions have their own specialized terminology. The slang can help express the thought in the shortest possible way. However, slang words and technical professional terms should be avoided if you are not sure that they are understood by others. People might misunderstand you or feel unwell.
- Avoid overloaded words and expressions- a word with a strong emotional load can have an unpredictable effect on the listener.
- Communicate to the people but the name- you can achieve a smoother relationship at work if you know everyone by name and refer to them by name. An impersonal request like: “Hey, could you make a drink for me?” does not have to cooperate. Of course, whether you use only name or surname in circulation depends on how informal our relations with this person are.