Everyone communicates, but not everyone understands the meaning of communicating. Communicating doesn’t only involve being able to express your opinions to anyone, but it majorly involves being able to listen, give information, understand someone else’s point and make them understand your point. Now, you may think that yes, you know how to communicate, but do you really? Also, communication is not a single skill, and it comprises of many different skills and some of them are highly important. Today, we will be talking about some effective communication skills, and how to major them.
People have this wrong idea that communication only involves being able to express your ideas and view. It mainly involves that how good you are as a listener. You can never put your right opinion on anything if you are not listening to someone with your open ears. Also, listening to someone attentively makes people feel that they are being heard, and they get more comfortable with you. Improving this skill is a task, but you can achieve it. Try to not to break people mid-off when they are talking. Wait for your turn and until they are done.
Communication again comprises of many different categories and non-verbal communication is one of them. Your speech maybe the main concern, but your eye-contact, body language, correct gesture speak too and you must have heard “actions speak louder than the word.” Body language and gestures are two things that come naturally. You need to focus on your eye contact and make sure to stick to the person talking so that they know you are interested in listening or having a conversation with them.
This is one of the very important skills and very few people have command over it. It is likely to happen that during some conversation you lose your cool, and your temper starts rising, and you may feel like shouting at someone. But, here you need to act calmly. You need to control your emotion and if you don’t feel like being a part of certain conversation, then leave it on a professional note and not on arrogance.
Communication is a part of our daily lives, but understanding its true worth is hard. Once you do, you will start developing communication skills which can ease your life and help shaping your personality in a better way.