Ensuring clarity in communication is the responsibility of each individual, particularly since our performance is so frequently appraised based on our ability to effectively communicate. Here are Seven Tips for Improving the Clarity of Your Own Communication.
Listening is the ability to accurately receive and interpret messages in the communication process. Listening is key to all effective communication. Without the ability to listen effectively, messages are easily misunderstood. As a result, communication breaks down and the sender of the message can easily become frustrated or irritated.
Non-Verbal Communication: body language, gestures, how we dress or act - even our scent. Written Communication: letters, e-mails, books, magazines, the Internet or via other media. Visualizations: graphs and charts, maps, logos and other visualizations can communicate messages.
Passive-aggressive communicators will often use sarcasm as a way of masking their real feelings and opinions while also being inadvertently negative. They will give people the silent treatment and try to make people feel guilty to get what they want, says author and communication skills coach Barbara Small.
But, it’s an incredibly important skill to develop to make your communication better for better results. Some of these behaviors will take time to practice and learn. But, it is well worth it! Learning to regularly show respect when you communicate will make a huge difference in your relationships at work and home.
Passive-aggressive. Submissive. Manipulative. Different sorts of behaviour and language are characteristic of each. The Assertive Style. Assertive communication is born of high self-esteem. It is the healthiest and most effective style of communication - the sweet spot between being too aggressive and too passive.