3 Things To Help You Be A Strong Communicator
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.
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.
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.
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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