Have you ever wondered why communication seems to come easy for some of us. While others seem to never get it right.
Have you ever envied a superstar communicator?
To Be honest.
But you can be a great communicator too.
Or come close.
Here are 11 tips to become a superstar communicator.
- Pay attention to body language to get the full message that is being sent.
The subliminal messages can give you a “feeling” that something isn’t right.
Trust your feelings and intuition.
Keep your eyes open to communicate well.
- Listening, rather than hearing, is essential to good communication.
Listen more and interrupt less to make people feel that they matter and they’ve been heard.
This skill can be helpful in every aspect of your life.
Use it often.
- When you have something to say, be clear and concise.
Nobody enjoys hearing someone beat around the bush.
They will appreciate and respect you for it.
Getting to the point quickly helps to avoid misunderstandings.
- Giving the right amount and type of eye contact is important when communicating.
Eye contact should be genuine and gentle.
Avoid intense stares.
These make people uncomfortable, and they shut down.
- Unless you’re approachable, people don’t try to talk with you.
To be more approachable, smile and make eye contact.
Your body language should be open and be inviting.
These things encourage others to talk and connect with you.
- Communication is about mutual sharing.
That’s a fact of life for millennials and baby boomers alike.
If you find yourself focusing on yourself, turn that around and focus on others by asking a question.
It takes the pressure off and everyone likes to share their experiences.
- Be friendly when meeting people.
When it comes to communicating effectively, the friendlier you are, the easier it is to foster a new relationship.
- Remember that everybody is different.
Keep in mind that each person has different tastes and opinions.
Tip: Sharing similarities and differences make for interesting conversations and enjoyable learning opportunities.
- If you want to make a good impression, mirror the other person a bit.
For example, match their head tilt once or twice.
This fosters a feeling of connectedness and may suggest that you are both on the same page.
- Choose the right form of communication.
Sometimes texts and emails are misunderstood.
Follow up with verbal communication.
This gives you a chance to verify receipt as well as clarify or expand on a subject.
- A group meeting does not have to be an all-day event.
A quick check-in twice a week may be all your group needs to keep them on track and motivated.
This works well for most groups, including church, school, and social gatherings.
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