Go Forth, And ENUNCIATE

These Are The Three Things—volume Of Sound, Modulation Of Pitch, And Rhythm—that A Speaker Bears In Mind. It Is Those Who Do Bear Them In Mind Who Usually Win Prizes In The Dramatic Contests

 

– Aristotle

 

We are always “selling” ourselves. We are all marketers, whether we realize this or not. Our comportment, accoutrements, the words we use, the way we speak, these all project an image, positive or negative.

When you are negotiating anything (everything in life is negotiable), there are verbal (and non verbal) cues which project our personality positively or negatively. They communicate to others how friendly, forceful, confident (or whatever adjective) we are.

The way we use our tongues and carry ourselves may make all the difference between landing a date with that ravishingly beautiful lady, getting a positive appraisal at work, or getting the price you want from that car salesman at that car dealership.

Communication Is Transference Of Information From One End To Another. It May Be Verbal (Using Voice), Written (Via Printed / Digital Media Like Books, Magazines, Websites Or Emails), Visually (Using Logos, Maps, Charts Or Graphs) Or Non-verbally (Using Body Language, Gestures And The Tone And Pitch Of Voice)

Of All These, The Verbal Is The Most Impactful In Face-to-Face Interactions.

The specific words used, how they are used are as important as the body language (the non verbal). You can be a good communication and still rile up negative reactions by using repugnant words that abrade.

Of course, unless you have good mastery of a particular language, it is difficult to be a good communicator in that language. You can not communicate effectively without a sound grasp of the language and its proper use.

This is why it is important to continually hone your verbal skills by perpetually fortifying your vocabulary repertoire, and generally improving on that particular language skill. By listening to the best speakers, emulating their methods, reading good writers, your skills will keep improving.

During a job interview, for example, the recruiter will attach importance to your technical / professional skills but will also try to evaluate your communication / interpersonal skills.

Communication skills are indicative of a person’s adaptability and are useful in many areas- at work, at home, in the restaurant – everywhere . By developing these qualities, you will significantly improve the image you project to people you interact with on a daily basis. Relational skills, which includes competent oratorical skills and spelling skills are essential to creating a healthy and harmonious relationship.

Words Are Tools, And The Result You Get Is A Function Of How You Use This Tool.

Are you able to express your feelings and ideas in a clear and understandable way to your spouse, your work colleagues, clients etc ? Are you often reticent or diffident, or do you project clarity and decisiveness.?

In Todays Ultra-competitive World, Good Communication Skills In Business Are The Most Cherished Possessions Of An Educated Person. Ability To Speed-read With Understanding, Write And Speak Clearly And Precisely, With A Good Grasp Of Active Listening Are The Most Important Communication Skills For Job Seekers.

While it is good to have the ability to listen actively to others, there is no substitute, also, to being a master of words and clear expression. Most leaders are good in erudition and clarity of expression.

Take the time to perfect your communication skills, this will allow you to stand out from any gathering.
Express your ideas clearly and effectively.Being assertive is also a part of being good at effective communication, especially if you are in a leadership role.

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