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7 Effective Communication Techniques

If you’re going to say something, make sure it’s at the appropriate time

Important talks and times when your message must be received and accepted must be scheduled ahead of time. This preparation is supported by the appropriate choice of when to begin the talk. Examine details such as the time of day, your and your interlocutor’s moods, and determine whether now is an appropriate time for him to speak.

 

Consider what you mean ahead of time

To communicate effectively, a minimum degree of message preparation is essential. Make it clear what you hope to gain from the talk, why you chose a specific topic, and what the benefits would be for both sides.

 

Deliver the message in a clear, simple, and accurate manner

To ensure that your message is understood, communicate what you want as simply and concisely as possible. That is, in plain language that everybody can comprehend and based on well-established data. Avoid using vague or easily misunderstood words and expressions. Maintain a secure and fair relationship with everyone with whom you interact.

 

Assertive communication

To recap, aseptic communication consists of two parts: accepting the interlocutor’s right to an opinion, no matter how unusual it may look to you, and expressing your point of view strongly but gracefully, without damaging the interlocutor in any manner.

 

Take note of the nonverbal messages you communicate

Nonverbal communication is responsible for 55% of all communication. In order for your message to be successfully received, nonverbal language must support words that make up only 7% of the conversation. Being honest with yourself and researching how you utilize your body when communicating with people is the simplest technique.

 

Listen actively!

That is, be fully immersed in the conversation, pay close attention, and attempt to absorb everything said to you.

 

Verify that the communication you sent was received correctly

The simplest approach to determining if you comprehended what you stated is to ask, “Did I get it right?” You might also ask them to explain what they heard or what they plan to do.

Feedback is also essential at all times during the conversation in order for any communication to be productive. Your discussion partner’s feedback can take the form of nonverbal signs or clear words.

Although it may appear that communicating is simple, I have found that good communication approaches are not as often employed as I would want. And good communication leads to stronger relationships and a more profitable company.