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How to Improve Communication Skills

Darryl Bachmeier Jun 25, 2020 Social

There are several techniques, tricks, and tips to improve communication skills. This article will pick out the five factors that will significantly impact your communication skills. The strategies in this article are simple and easy to implement. Listen More! The most crucial step to take for you to become a good communicator will be learning to listen more. People with excellent listening skills generally have the best communication skills. The ability to listen to someone and hear what they intend to say will enable you to answer them rightly. Failure to listen to what other people wish to say will limit your ability to respond to what they seek to learn. You must ensure that you hear more than you talk. Listening to at least half of the conversation will enable you to respond in a way that will be more relevant to the topic. Thus, you must learn to...

How approachable are you?

Darryl Bachmeier Jun 23, 2020 Social

Wonder why people don’t talk to you or why you don’t get people’s attention, the reason may be hidden in your behavior. People perceive you exactly the way you present yourself to the world, there would be only a few people who would know your inner self and they are most probably the closest ones or your family members. Besides these few close friends, everyone else’s perception depends on your external presentation and actions. Now, If you want to know how approachable you are, keep on reading. We will let you discover some amazing facts about yourself based on common observation so that you can decide your level of availability or approachability for the world. Monitoring yourself You need to self evaluate once in a while to conclude how approachable you are. Your body language, your words, even just your listening to others determine your approachability. Are you a problem...

Giving Feedback - How Best to go About it

Darryl Bachmeier Jun 21, 2020 Social

Every employer loves feedbacks; as a matter of fact, everybody needs feedback. No matter how or where you operate from, feedback is as important as getting the job done. Feedbacks allows you to understand the next thing point of action; it doesn’t matter whether you failed or succeeded; getting back to your superiors or coworkers goes a long way to strategizing on the next line of action. Again, since feedback can go, either way, positive ones motivate workers at all levels. Feedbacks shouldn’t just come as a report; it should be sent as a suggestion. Constructive feedback (suggestion) gives more insight to both your colleagues and superiors and makes work easier. Nevertheless, how this feedback is given matters a lot; if you go about it the right way, you might build a formidable team that will propel productivity. 5 Steps to Give a Good Feedback Seek Permission This may sound...

Cross-Cultural Communication

Darryl Bachmeier Jun 18, 2020 Social

Cross-cultural communication describes the process of recognizing both similarities and differences among different cultural groups. This practice can help you to engage and interact well with people around you. It determines how people from different cultural backgrounds adjust to communicate effectively. This post explains four tips to improve cross-cultural communication. Acknowledge and Embrace Agility The most prevalent barrier to cross-cultural communication is the unwillingness or inability to adapt to change. Most times, people avoid accepting new ideas as a result of unconscious fear. They are afraid that adjusting to a new lifestyle will change their belief or cultural system. If you do not liberate yourself from such assumptions, you will limit your organizational and personal growth. People can become more adaptive to new ideas if they become aware of the subconscious biases and unconscious barriers. If you become too strict with your perspective, you will not try new strategies that...

What is Charisma?

Darryl Bachmeier Jun 16, 2020 Social

Everyone has one time or the other experienced this unexplainable pull and attraction to another person they find admirable, alluring and charming. These are people that we look up to and sometimes refer to as role models. A popular example of some of the most admired people on earth include former FLOTUS Michelle Obama, Princess Diana, Nelson Mandela or Bill Gates. Apart from the fact that all of these people have made significant achievements throughout their lives, there is also something irresistible about them. When asked to give reasons why they admire these charming personalities the most, people blank out for seconds and the next thing you may hear is, ‘There is just something about him/her’. Most never come to the realization that the word they are looking for is ‘charisma’. In truth, looking at it from the surface of things, charisma as a concept of human nature seems unquantifiable,...

How to Build Rapport

Darryl Bachmeier Jun 15, 2020 Social

Effective communication skills are an important part of any job or personal relationship. Because your relationship with others is strong, you can understand and understand them. Humans can build good rapport by connecting through shared interests, mutual understanding, and empathy. Suppose you have been in the sales business for a while. In that case, you need to develop a good rapport with the customer, catch yourself first, and build a connection or bond with the customer, or “People we buy from or people we like.” Building a rapport is the process of developing relationships with others in which both parties feel support and understanding. Rapport is vital during networking, interviews, and when developing your career in a particular job. It can take time to build good relationships. It can be helpful when you are working to accomplish essential career goals. What Is Rapport? A rapport is a harmonious relationship between...

Body Language

Darryl Bachmeier Jun 15, 2020 Social

Why is it important to communicate non-verbally along with verbal? Why do we need to understand the body language of others more than their words? Why do people with high grades and a strong portfolio still get rejected for jobs? The answer to all these questions is that “Actions speak louder than words”. You speak, so do your gestures. It won’t be any wrong to say that your gestures speak more than you do. Yes, here we are talking about body language. Just like you speak a specific language to communicate your thoughts to the world, similarly, your body speaks your inner truths by communicating through your specific body language. Communication is not only verbal or vocal, for communication to be effective and precise human beings use non-verbal communication along with their verbal speech articulation. This non-verbal communication that plays the role of a “cherry on top” is the body...

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