5 Things Great Communicators Do
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5 Effective communication skills are rated as one of the most sought-after transferable skills in business. The ability to communicate clearly encompasses face-to-face discussions and conversations, formal presentations, telephone and video-conferencing, and the written word.
Here are 5 things that great communicators do to achieve effectiveness:
Sources: “What Bosses Want – A Guide to Building Leadership Competencies” by Gary & Bonnie Nelson, founders of NBOGroup Ltd. Other referenced materials belong to 3rd parties website cited.
G Things R COMMUNICATORS
E a T do:
They speak with clarity and influence.
WHO WHY WHAT HOW
Your Main Topic
They advocate a common vision.
Plan & Structure
They effectively use body language.
Active listening skills let you hear what someone is saying and interpret the meaning more clearly and effectively.
It helps to put the other person at ease. People communicate more openly when they feel comfortable.
Effective communicators know how to listen and probe for clarity in all interactions.
The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them.
They are culturally and politically aware.
Further Reading:!“10 Worst Listening Habits – and Their Cure” on DailyGood.org – http://bit.ly/1mNrEhR
Postures & Stances
Related Topic: TED Talks: “Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are” by Amy Cuddy, June 2012 – http://bit.ly/1jwVMuI
How you project your image affects your confidence and overall communication effectiveness!
² Enable open communication"² Create a uniform mindset that everyone shares ² People feel that they are part of that future
Star Performer: !Ronald Reagan (40th US President, 1981-1989)
Remove barriers to effective
Increase options for
By practicing these two, we can learn to collaborate with internal and external resources in the most effective way to get the job done!
Hans-Olov Olsson (President & CEO, Volvo Car Corporation)
Sheryl Sandberg (COO, Facebook; former VP of Global Online Sales & Operations, Google)
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