Are You A Good Communicator?

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You get and send hundreds of messages a day. From email to your car’s turn signal, are you a good communicator? It can be frustrating when you don’t feel understood. And poor communication can lead to conflict. So, how can you improve your ability to communicate?

  • Be a good listener. alice-moore-192521.jpg

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Take the time to listen to others. And we mean, really listen. Give the person your full attention, ask questions and restate what you heard. Listen for information and emotion.

  • Don’t let feelings take over. gabriel-matula-300172.jpg

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Anger, sadness, excitement – they all make us who we are. But be careful that your feelings don’t control you. You don’t want to say something you later regret.

  • Pay attention to body language. farsai-c-232290.jpg

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Body language can say a lot about how a person feels. Make sure your body is sending the same message as your words. And learn how to use emoticons- They can substitute for body language in your written communication.

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Resource Credit: Resource for Living

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