An effective communication is a good bridge in building a good relation between two people, and to avoid the obstructing barriers. Whatever is the set for communication between two people, everything matters at the time in bringing the proper results out of their communication. So, learning to communicate and effectively is not at all a bad idea, and moreover helps you in achieving your targets set by your superior. Listed below are top 10 tips for effective communication:
- Listen properly
An effective listener is an effective speaker. It all depends on what the other person is saying, before you talk about anything. If there is no proper relation to what you are saying, then it means that you haven’t listened properly to what the other person is saying.
- Be Empathetic
Putting yourself in the other person’s shoes helps you understand the true nature of the other person, and helps in forming a better and prospective communication between you. So, being empathetic is another important trait that one needs to cultivate in improving his or her communication skills.
- Be brief and to the point
When you are talking about any particular thing, it is not at all good to prolong the conversation with unnecessary junk occupying what you are saying. This unnecessary junk will cloud the other person’s views and may spoil your point what you are saying. So, it is better to be brief and direct to the point in, mainly important conversations.
- Tailor your message to the other person
Customizing the message you are conveying according to the other person you are communicating with, helps you in making the easily understandable to the other person. You may be talking to you boss or to the elder people or to the kids. Based on their nature, it is better to tailor the message, for a better communication purposes.
- Keep aside the distractions
When someone is talking to you, don’t indulge into other minor activity like using a mobile phone in between while listening to him or her. This sort of behaviour not only spoils your credibility on the other person, but it also ruins your communication with the other person.
- Ask questions
Asking questions when you are talking to any person, proves that you are actually interested in what the other person is saying and prospers your relation with him or her. At the same time, do not put too many questions, as this may show your recklessness in his or her.
- Repeat what other person says
This point might look like a small one, but the use of this trait actually pays and more than helps you in building a strong relationship with the other person.
- Prepare well for small talks
Beginning small talks with unknown persons may look a bit of clogging for you. But, a bit of attentiveness and a bit of preparedness will give you the boost for your small talks.
Improve your storytelling skill in your communications and conversations. The habit of storytelling really paves way for effective and better communication skills.
- Body language
Last but not the least; observe your body language while talking to someone. They might be very important for you in your later future, so it is better to keep yourselves in a good position while talking to someone else.