Masters of communication know that it is much more to successful communication than just speaking. It is a complex process that requires subtle knowledge of knowing how to convey a message in such a way that it is well-received. If you too want to learn the tricks that will ensure that you are good at not just speaking, but also listening this is what you need to know.
Learn How To Listen
Before speaking it is very important that you also learn how to listen. Active listening will ensure that you are well-aware of the opinions and needs of others. Anticipating the needs of others and making sure that you are aligned with their points of view, can make communication a lot easier on all parties involved.
The Language You Should Use
Speaking or addressing someone in different situations will also require a different type of language that is used in these occasions. Using technical terms is better left for situations where everyone is knowledgeable of the language used. It is not the same whether you are addressing the queen or speaking with your friend you grew up with. Bearing in mind that language can sometimes be the cause and the reason of miscommunication is also important.
What Is Not Said – And Why
Passing on the message can be simple enough, but what is not said is equally if not even more important. In order for anyone to come to the right decision all information needs to be available. Concealing bits and pieces of information that might affect their point of view and push them in the completely different direction is actually called manipulation and is not something that should be done.
Body As The Apparatus
What is equally important to the message itself is the body language used while conveying the message. We use our bodies as the apparatuses for communication whether we are aware of it or not. The posture which is present while communicating can make all the difference. The tone of voice in which something was communicated can also make a huge difference.
It is also important to keep in mind the situation in which communication has occurred. When something was said and why is the most important question you need to ask yourself.