Top Best Five Thoughts on Effective Communication

Five Thoughts on Effective Communication

Communicating effectively can sometimes be difficult. So here are some thoughts, based on borrowed wisdom, on how to communicate clearly and also how to better connect with the other person.

“To get your ideas across use small words, big ideas, and short sentences.” ~ John Henry Patterson 

Keep it simple and don't use jargon. Adjust your style to suit the people you communicate with. Meet your responsibilities by checking frequently to make sure the other person understands the message you are trying to convey; don't assume your message is always clear.

“People who talk only of themselves think only of themselves.” ~ Dale Carnegie 

Learn about the other person. Focus on the other person: his or her needs, wants, situation. Build relationships instead of barriers. Show respect for them and their opinions.

“One of the most valuable things we can do to heal one another is listen to each other's stories.” ~ Rebecca Falls 

Giving someone space to speak and allowing them to act on their ideas without fear of being interrupted is a very precious gift. Listens. And turn off your cell phone!

“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.” ~ Stephen Covey 

Be in the moment and give the speaker your full attention. Say "what else do you have to tell me about this?" Summarize the key points that show he has been an active listener and ask questions that will help clarify his understanding of the topic.

"Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless." ~ Mother Teresa 

Be gentle! Acknowledge someone's efforts and achievements, praise them, give them a sincere compliment.


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