Communication is like a superpower which can bring dramatic improvement in results you get in your Job, the way you handle your personal relationships, the way you handle conflicts, the way you stand out of crowd & able to make an impact.
Being good with vocabulary & grammar doesn’t necessarily establish a person as a good communicator.
Communication is like a rich recipe, You can’t have it all with only one or two masalas. The real flavour comes with right mix & due process, so is the case of impacting people with your communication.
1. Find a common ground
Communication as a word derives from the common.
Before striking a conversation you should find the common grounds which are shared between you and the other person. Its not necessary that other person will be liking whatever you do in your life or beliefs you have.
But interesting fact about being human is that there is always some common ground or we can build one.
2. Be an engaged listener
An effective communication requires genuine listening, which requires five main aspects: center all your focus on the speaker, don’t interrupt the speaker, leave your judgmental side apart, present your interest in his or her message by adding small comments like ‘yes’ or ‘I understand,’ and ask questions to ensure that you’ve fully understood.”
Listening is similarly or I should say in many cases its more important than speaking. We are trained to speak & write, but listening has always been taken for granted.
Practice listening as core or enhanced component of your communication now on. And people around you will be able to see the difference & they will feel more connected to your words.
3. Active Body language
Our presence is a communication in itself, so how we sit, look, move has lot to communicate with other persons in the room.
Use your body language—which includes gestures, facial expressions, voice tones, eye contact, postures.