How to Communicate Effectively with others

How to Communicate Effectively with others


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    Maria Bonita
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    Have you ever heard of any influencer capturing the stage? I'm sure you have. Instead, if you like people to listen, there would be someone you admire the most.

    So, why do you like them?

    What is the thing that attracted you about themselves?

    The answer to this question may vary. But, the common thing about everyone would be communication.

    Though your admired influencer is different for everyone, the familiar and first thing you like about them is their communication to the audience.

    Even though the one who had captured the stage is speaking solely, their art engaging the audience and making you feel communicating attracts you the most. This art is nothing but their communication skill that engage you.

    Why is effective communication a must?

    We can define communication as the process of exchange of thoughts.

    When the process is carried effectively, you can say it is effective communication. When you bifurcated communication, it will be the verbal mode of communication, and the other will be nonverbal communication, whereas both are essential.

    In the world, we survive using verbal communication. But, it doesn't affect the importance of nonverbal modes of communication. But, here, we will focus on oral communication.

    It is essential to communicate effectively to transfer the message to the other person to decode it easily. Whereas the other person solves your message without the extra effects, your communication is effective.

    Many people find it challenging to put their opinion with ease so that it is accessible to decode. So, if you also find yourself in their group, check out this list, where you will find a few hacks that will help you to turn your communication effective.

    Ways to effective communication

    1) Think First, Speak Then

    Imagine you have visited the hospital to meet someone. Accidentally you spoke something that you shouldn't at that time. What can be the result of this moment?

    It is essential to think for a second before you speak anything. It doesn't mean you have to pretend to be thinking every time. We know, which word can please someone, and what can hurt. Like, the right words heal and make someone feel better, wrong words, on the other hand, hurts too.

    If a lawyer can't use the right words to defend their innocent client, they can go to jail. If in school, the teacher doesn't use the right words to describe the topic to the students, if a doctor doesn't use the correct words to tell their patients about their disease and medicines, what could be the output.

    So, if the words are this much important, then speaking them at the right time is crucial.

    2) Speak Slow, Listen Quick

    I have found people in my surrounding, who babbles while answering to the other. While the scene should be, they should listen and understand what the other person is speaking, and then they should answer them.

    When you speak and understand what the other person is saying, you can talk effectively and point-wise. Don't rush for the answer when you are speaking. Your answer or statement should have valid points about the other person.

    If you start to speak up unnecessary stuff, no one would like to communicate with you.

    3) Speak to Help

    When someone is speaking to you, they trust you. Probably, their intention to talk to you is to share their deep down feeling, to realize their stress, to share their happiness, and so on.

    In short, every reason brings a reaction; you need to give to them. If someone is sharing their trouble with you, you should be polite and patient while listing and reverting to them.

    You don't have to react to their very first statement. Listen to get clear on the matter. If you don't get the clarify, reconfirm it with polite wording.

    They might be expecting some kind of help from your side, maybe emotional. So, you need to be that aware to offer them your support.

    4) Speak Straight

    Speak straightforward does not mean speaking harshly or rudely. Often, we assume people are speaking harshly when they are speaking straightforwardly. But, the fact is many people find truths bitter. And don't want to face and accept them.

    Simultaneously, if you speak stratified, you should know you don't hurt anyone by telling the truth roughly. If you want to say someone NO for something, let the No is acceptable for the person, and don't sound aggressive.

    5) Collaborate with non-verbal language

    If you show up, you are happy with your wording; your body language should collaborate.

    Many people speak, that doesn't create collaboration with their body language, which makes your communication ineffective. Or, it kills your communication and personality. If you are sad verbally, show it through nonverbal gestures too.

    Whereas nonverbal communication includes,

    Dressing or Clothing


    Facial Expression

    Body Language and Gesture, etc.

    And, everything speaks loudly.

    5) Own your words


    'Say, what you mean, and mean, what you say.'

    When you speak something, own it. Suppose you talk about anything to please someone and then flip from your side. It makes your profile stained.

    Meanwhile, before speaking, be aware of the words you are saying. And, then, even if you are wrong, accept it. And never act; I don't remember you saying the words. Although words are so powerful, consciousness while using them is essential.

    6) Be firm but tactful

    Whenever you feel, be strong, with your sayings, at the same time, be tactful. This art will help you while correcting the opponent.

    7) Use of Question

    When someone is questioning, they seem to be controlling the discussion. So, it would help if you were conscious enough to know what question is needed to use, at what place. The 'W' plays an essential role here.

    The 'W' works to engage the people in the conversation. What, When, Who, Whom, Where, Which, and maybe Why can be your tools sometimes.

    8) Don't read minds

    If you can read the people's minds, and if they are always correct, it's good.

    Although I don't think you should always be trying to read the minds before they speak.

    We say it, instinct. Suppose your instincts are correct often, that a decent gesture you have. But, someone may don't need it constantly. Let the opponent speak and speak up whatever they feel. It also shows your listening skills.

    9) Two-way communication

    Communication is effective when it is both-sided. When one is speaking, and the other is just listing, it ruins the contact. No one wants to listen or talk either.

    If someone wants you to speak, then you should talk. And, when someone you to listen, you should listen to them. But, while listing, your participation is needed and known by the person as well.

    So, hmm, Okay, yes, Sure, Allasss, Cool, are some ways that show your involvement.

    10) Understand the nonverbal clues

    You don't only have to work together with nonverbal communication and verbal communication, but you also should understand nonverbal clues.

    You should be aware of, what the other person is saying orally, and their body language justifies their words. The nonverbal clues Speak more than the words. So, be aware of the fact.

    11) Comtrol Emotions

    Having control over your emotions is essential while speaking. For instance, assume you are so happy, but, within your group, you listen to the bad news, you should be able to control your feeling. If someone is telling you something that is making you furious, you don't have to overreact.

    Having control over your emotion also opens the door for someone to freeing up their feeling in front of you.

    12) Open-ended questions

    When you are involved in a discussion, make it enjoyable using open-ended questions. When you do so, the conversation goes more profound rather than ending at an incomplete argument.

    For example, when you ask someone, did you had dinner today? The answer will be yes or no.

    The same question, if you ask, what did you have today at dinner? The other person can not answer this question with a simple yes or no. They will have to tell the story. Even if they didn't have dinner, they won't stop only with, Yes or No.

    The Bottom Line

    The points I listed above are not the ones for which you have to take the extra efforts. All the facts are used in everyday life, to which we don't pay attention. If you can include the points, which you find lacking in yourself, you will see a change in your communication indeed. So, try to implement them in your life and wait for the magic.

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