11 Noteworthy Tips For Effective Communication


Effective communication is a key interpersonal skill that has many benefits. Communication is a two-way process, so improving communication involves how we send and receive messages. It is a fundamental aspect of every sector because you require good communication skills for clearing your interview round.

Being able to communicate effectively is an essential skill. Whether it is in our business life or our personal relationships, effective communication is the key to success. Through effective communication, one can boost their confidence and easily face society. Here are some tips for effective communication -

1. Listen

Nowadays, people can rarely decipher conversations and the majority don’t like to listen to others. Indeed, unknowingly they affect themselves.

One of the most indispensable aspects of effective communication is being a good listener. People do not like communicating with people who are only interested in telling you what they want to tell you and do not listen to what you have to say. Effective communication requires active listening. Therefore, practice active listening until it becomes second nature to you. In listening, you should respect what the person in front is trying to explain, and you have to involve yourself actively with his/her story so that he/she gets adequate attention.

While you are listening to others, it also serves your purpose. But how? The answer is that you acquire ample information and ideas by which you can extend your knowledge as well as experience. While doing so, you will not be confined within your knowledge.

2. Non-Verbal Communication Is Also Important

This is also one of the key factors which predominantly involves body Language. Body language is an important communication tool that we should keep in mind while communicating. Your body language should help you convey your words more effectively. Body language also imparts an impression to others and it becomes a major factor by which others can judge you. Other factors that you should consider are the tone of your voice, your hand gestures, and mainly, which many people ignore while interacting is maintaining eye contact with that person.

Also, you should take care of your arms and legs. While you are shaking your hand with someone, it should be very gentle, yet firm. The better your body language, the better you can communicate. Remember, non-verbal communication represents your personality, attitude, and norms.

3. Be Clear and Be Concise

You should be clear and straightforward while you're communicating with others in order to get a good response. You should not vaguely deliver your words to others, otherwise, this will cause a situation of perplexity and you get rambled in your talks. Also, keep in mind that while you’re conveying your message, it should be as concise and lucid as possible, so that the person in front gets what you wish to convey.

4. Be Personable

You can also approach a person, personally, and, for that, you should be very calm and honest towards him/her. While you’re communicating, you have to keep your smile constant and make sure that you have a soft tone that'd make you more approachable to the person in front of you. Try to maintain the positivity around you.

5. Be Confident

Being confident automatically enhances your standards and persona. Confidence makes your communication more effective and efficient. It also leaves a good impression on others. And when you’re confident, the audience relies on what you want to convey. In inference, it serves your purpose to the full extent.

6. Empathy

Empathy is one of the factors that make your communication more effective and impressive.

Empathy is when someone understands and gives reverence to others' feelings. As mentioned above, one should be a good listener. While communicating, you should take care and have a regard for what others are trying to express. Hence, being vicarious encourages the person in front to be more personable and he/she can comfortably express his/her thoughts.

7. Always Have an Open Mind

To understand this point, firstly, you have to listen to others completely because if you don’t do so, you may get caught in the trap of misinterpretations. While communicating, you must have an open mind and try to receive what others say more flexibly. With that, you can get better at analyzing your judgments. It also ensures a better understanding of each other.

8. Convey Respect

This is a very important point which one needs to take care of. If you are on a telephonic conversation, then prevent yourself from getting distracted in any way, and also pay attention to what the person wants to deliver. In addition, you should respect others' ideas and thoughts.

9. Give and Receive Feedback

By giving and receiving feedback, one makes a communication process continuous and fluid. Via this, you can learn about your fixes and flaws in the areas and the areas you need to work upon. By giving feedback, you update the receiver that he/she is successful in delivering his/her perspective in a way it was intended. This process also makes communication more effective and active because both receiver and sender can interact comfortably and contribute to having a productive and lucrative communication.

10. Do Not Interrupt

Being dogmatic brings you down in front of the audience. So, try to give equal opportunity to the person in front, to express their viewpoints and thoughts. While they're talking, pay them complete attention and do not intervene in between. Rather give him/her a supportive aura so that he/she can better explain whatever he/she intends to.

11. Avoid Pointing Fingers

While talking, you should not point your fingers and make the person in front of you miserable. It may affect your communication, by which you will probably lose the audience's attention.

Effective communication helps to eradicate vulnerability and misunderstandings in a conversation. Communication also establishes the reliability between the two- the speaker and the listener. It also helps in accomplishing productivity as it leaves no queries and doubts among workers and employees. Hence, for personal growth as well as for the growth of institutions and organizations, learning to communicate effectively is indispensable.

Written by - Deepanshu Sharma
Edited by - Diksha Priyam Bayan

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