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How to Improve your Communication

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Posted 12 April 2010 by Chris FarmerChris Farmer

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You may find the following will help with the development of your communication skills training.

How to improve your communication

There is a simple way to improve your communication:

"Think before you speak"

Before you say anything, ask yourself this question:

"What will be the likely consequence of what I am about to say?"

Will it lead to a consequence that is...

  1. Beneficial
  2. Neutral
  3. Negative

Then tell yourself that you will not say ANYTHING in the third category

Let us look at each category

Beneficial words:

Are the things you should say more of ...
Genuine complements
Statements expressing your goals and ambitions

Questions about the other person's plans
When you disagree you say: "That is interesting way of looking at it- I don't think of it like that at all."

Neutral words:

Are the things that don't have too much effect either way:

  1. Observations on the moment
  2. Look at that cloud!
  3. Chit chat
  4. Idle conversation
  5. When you disagree you say "No I think you are wrong"

Negative words:

Things you should not say
Unfounded rumour


Humour at another's expense


Non constructive criticism
Silly or stupid comments

When you disagree, you say: "Don't be stupid"
Since your future success is bound to your degree of skill as a communicator, it would pay you to monitor your own language.
Don't keep repeating the language mistakes that are currently holding you back.
Say more good things.

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