Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Effective Communication for Job Interviews

Effective communication is the key factor to live a positive life and it's essential that we all work on communicating as effectively as we can.

Ways to Communicate Effectively
1.   Wait before responding.  Sometimes that small pause/ break, which gives you time to think, is just what you need to really understand what someone else has said.
2.   Honesty. When you are open, honest, and worth of trust, you'll have a much easier time communicating with others and others will be a lot more willing to communicate with you as you have nothing to hide.
3.   Slow down. When you're rushing and trying to get through your communication quickly things can go wrong. We may forget things or misplace things.
4.   Adapt your ideas to others. If you really want your ideas to be heard, you have to work with the person you're speaking to and find a way to communicate that idea in a way She/he will understand. This means you have to take the time to get to know your audience if you really, truly want to be able to communicate with them effectively.
5.   Live in the moment. If you want to communicate your thoughts effectively, you have to stay in the present moment and really be there when you're speaking and listening.
6.   Pay attention to non-verbal cues. Sometimes you have to do more than just listen. You have to look and experience too. It's very easy to say something and not really feel it so it's very important that, when communicating, you look both at your own non-verbal cues and those others are sending you. There's a lot to be said for what's not really being said.
7.   Intention to understand. Listening to what is being said, than listening just to respond with what we want to say is a tricky thing to do. Sometimes we're not really trying to understand others but instead we are trying to find a way to jump from their points to our own.
8.   Patience. The mindset and level of understanding may vary from person to person. It is important to be both patient and open-minded in your interactions with others. Be prepared always for new ways of sharing and understanding.
9.   Follow up .Whatever we've tried to communicate should reach the way we sent it and, unfortunately, more often it is not so.You have to make sure that you follow up after you've communicated. Do not assume that your message was heard and understood.

10. Request feedback. One of the best ways you can learn to communicate more effectively is to ask for feedback. Take some time to speak to those who you communicate with frequently to find out how you can improve on your communication.

Pay attention to how you communicate with others and also pay attention to how others communicate with you.

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