By Conqueror Team
Excellent communication skills are valuable in all professions. Being a good communicator can help you enhance your work connections and productivity. According to Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, most people listen with the aim of responding rather than learning. And we do it all the time: we listen to people with the sole intention of putting together a coherent response. We spend more time contemplating our response than actually listening to what others are saying. As a result, we only listen partially, missing out on a lot of potentially essential information. Listen closely first, and only when they have done so should you begin to consider what you will say.
So, what makes a person a very good communicator?
Maintain consistency while avoiding excessive repetition.
It is critical to be consistent and coherent with your thoughts, and the practice of paraphrasing (saying the same thing in several ways) is fantastic for ensuring your argument is understood. However, you run the danger of seeming self-centred and repetitious, which results in bored individuals seeking to get out of the conversation as quickly as possible. That is something you do not desire. You want to have a good chat and hope that the others do as well. So, to keep them engaged, don’t repeat yourself too frequently and keep offering them fresh information during the talk.
Make it all about them.
We love to be on the same wavelength as other people, but when they’re telling you about an issue, falling into the trap of “me too” doesn’t help. What I mean is that when you hear about how horrible your friend is feeling at work, they don’t need to know that you are feeling much worse. It isn’t the same. It’s never the same. Each experience is a distinct and unique situation; instead of comparing yourself to them, simply listen and concentrate on their circumstance.
They pay attention to others’ nonverbal cues.
Great communicators understand that what individuals say isn’t the most significant aspect of their communication. Great communications recognise the importance of nonverbal communication and pay attention to people’s tone of voice, body language, and facial expressions. Great communicators understand that nonverbal communication goes far deeper than verbal communication; they listen with their ears and eyes, and they pay attention to people’s posture, hand gestures, and eye contact, all of which communicate powerful messages.
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