The ability to effectively communicate with your boss and fellow colleagues will help you success in your workplace. In this digital age, it is important to know how effective communication is – whether it is online or through the phone. Here are the top 5 communication skills to make any workplace success.
Be a good listener
No one wants to talk to someone who doesn’t bother listening to others. Learn how to practice active listening and pay attention to what others are saying. Ask questions to ensure that you understand what the person is saying. Be sure to respond actively and appropriately.
Understand proper non-verbal communication
Your body language reflects the overall message you are trying to portray. Having a relaxed body posture with a friendly tone will encourage others to speak to you openly. Making eye contact will also reveal how focused you are with the conversation. Pay attention to the other’s signal while you talk. This will often show how they are felt.
Use a Friendly Tone
With a friendly tone, you will invite others to engage in open conversations without you making much of an effort. Personalize your conversations with a quick and friendly greeting to make the message all the more welcoming.
Show Confidence & Respect
To trust will allow you to follow through with what you say. Use trust as a way to open doors without sounding aggressive or arrogant.
Be Open Minded
Be open to listening with an open mind to understand the view of others. Be willing to make productive conversation, even if you disagree with them.
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