Communication is a two-way street. You get what you give. Developing on this exquisite skill is mandatory for achievement in life. We earlier saw the importance of communication in business, significance of listening in communication and ways to improve communication. Today, we will check out on how to develop effective communication:

  1. Learn to listen: Listening is a great skill. One needs to develop it in order to develop an effective communication. A good communicator is one who has the ear to listen attentively.
  2. Be wary of people’s emotions: sympathize other people’s misfortunes and congratulate on their achievements. In order to follow this, you need to be aware of what is happening in people’s lives.
  3. Maintain eye contact: when you look into the eyes of a person when you communicate, it means that you are deeply interested in their conversation. That is why; it is difficult to look into the eyes of a person with whom you are talking to.
  4. Use humor: Not at all place though! Use humor as and when appropriate. If you are a person who takes things lightly, using humor would not hurt. Be aware not to hurt the emotions of others in the name of humor.
  5. Troubleshooter: Act as a troubleshooter whenever it is required. Learn to resolve conflicts as quickly as possible. Be an effective mediator and negotiator.
  6. Maintain and spread positivity: Be an optimistic person. Do your best to be friendly, talk positively and maintain optimism.
  7. Treat people equally: Whenever you communicate in a group, this is very much a necessity. Make sure that you treat people equally and look at everyone while communicating. Looking at one person constantly would make others think that you are not interested in communicating with them.

These are some of the simple tips that help you develop effective communication. In the upcoming blog post, we will check out on how communication is an important key to success.

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