Tips for Better Communication

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Tips for better communication

When it comes to better communication, I’m certain we can all take a lesson. We use communication at work, at home, with relationships, when we present to people as well as when we listen. It is not uncommon to spend 4 years at university and still not be an eloquent communicator. However, in the day-to-day use of communication – when we write, speak or listen, there certainly are some tips for better communication.

 

A short summary may be to:  Listen. Understand. Think. Refine. Respond.

When posing the questions to our Facebook page, many people responded with their unique challenges towards better communication.

What people said they struggle with:

  • Being misunderstood, or misinterpreted by others.
  • Not understanding what others are writing
  • Not getting their message across clearly.
  • Poor listening, thus poor understanding.
  • Not thinking for themselves – just reading and accepting.
  • Using keyboard and email instead of a phone call or a visit.

Several of these communication challenges affect many of our readers. It affects their day to day lives as they often become frustrated – unable to relay or understand a message. This article will cover four main categories of communication: Listening, speaking, writing and when in a meeting. It is certainly not a comprehensive list of tips, but it sure is a start. Remember, as always, pick at least one lesson from the bunch and implement it into your life. All you need to do is make one small improvement to change the direction and the quality of your life.

Tips for Better Communication:

 

By | 2013-08-10T23:25:00+00:00 August 8th, 2013|Communication|2 Comments

About the Author:

With over 10 years of international speaking experience, Christo van Zyl is one of the finest qualified speakers available. His passion for people and unquenchable thirst for learning has literally taken him across the globe. His life goal is to “Change the way we learn.” As a technology trainer, he has performed on-site training for Microsoft, Boeing and Chevron. Recent consulting projects included corporate clients like ABSA and Barclays. He has delivered his Secrets to Wealth to more than 10,000 people in 6 countries, and his Facebook page of the same name has a following of over 27,000 people.

2 Comments

  1. Christo van Zyl December 23, 2013 at 12:37 am - Reply

    Hi Sam. Thanks again for your comment. Our mouths affect our money because of the way we speak to people. Think about the way in which you speak with your boss, your client(s) or your prospects. Our ears and our eyes also affect our money because they are the inputs for what our minds can process and store. Garbage in, garbage out. Quality in, quality out. Always find ways to process and communicate incoming and outgoing communication so that it improves your positioning in life. All the best man! Thanks again for your comment. Best regards, Christo

    • Sam Adeyinka January 7, 2014 at 12:26 pm - Reply

      Wow! This is so huge and I’m glad you took your time to write your reply. It was amazing and very helpful!

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