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May 17, 2017

Keys To Effective Communication

 

 

communicating

If there’s one ultimate skill humans can do, it’s communicating.

Be it through reporting in class or speaking in public, communicating is done by honestly looking at people in the eye and conveying the message you want to impart. Sounds easy, right?

Well, let’s just say it’s not always the case – especially for those who are still looking to overcome their fear of speaking in public or those who are looking to improve their confidence when speaking in public.

That being said, I want to ask you a question.

What is essential to successful communication?

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you not just one – but two keys to effective communication.

Storytelling

This is probably the most important key to effective communication. You see, there’s a reason – let’s make it three reasons – why humans are given the ability to speak words. First is to tell stories, which should not just make your audiences listen intently, but also make your audiences relate profoundly. Next is to relate experiences, which should not just capture the attention of many, but also capture the hearts of many. Last is to capture hearts, which should not just inspire others to do better, but also inspire you to do better.

Informing

Another important key to effective communication, humans are wired to provide information. Whether the information came from the business and the technology sectors or from the local people standing up for a cause, it’s our responsibility to let our audiences know – no matter what happens, no matter who the informant is, no matter how the information is given, and no matter what the information is about. But most of all, it’s our responsibility to let our audiences know – how the information will affect lives and how the information will solve problems.

Do you know any other keys to effective communication? Share them with us below!