Seven Verbal Communication Skills: Part 2

As discussed last week, we are focusing today’s blog on the next four ways to have successful…

4. Be clear: More often than not, people hear and perceive things differently. Therefore, you should ask them “Did I explain this clearly?”

5. Compromise: There are always ways to decrease the tension associated with conflict. For example, if you ask “What is in the best interest of the team as a whole?” it would allow people to have different perspectives on your request, and they will be less likely to take any conflict personally.

6. Be interesting and interested: Even though most of your professional communications will be business related topics, it is essential to share your personal side. Let your peers and supervisors know about your interest and your family and be courteous enough to ask them about theirs. Allowing them to see into your experiences by sharing a few short personal stories will make them feel more connect to you as a person.

7. Listen: Listening is one of the main ways to demonstrate your respect for your peers and supervisors.  I’m not saying that it is easy, because everyone tends to have other things on their minds.  One of the most effective ways to help you better concentrate would be to keep a good eye contact without seeming creepy or staring. Also be sure to make a comment or ask a question about what they are saying to show them that you paid attention.

Remember that communication is the key to success in everyday life as well as a professional setting.

Once Again… Stay classy, readers!

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About Christian Garcia

Second year student at the University of Texas at Austin studying in the McCombs School of Business.
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