Communication is not an art! You don't have to have a special creative ability to be effective at it, you simply have to learn how to.
First off, you will need to want to change your communication....possibly you are being told to! Hopefully not the latter. Or results may not be as grand.
Communication is a huge topic that I am going to narrow down into 1 focus for now. YOU!
Here are the 4 areas in which you will need to start the process of improving your communication.
WHY IS LEARNING HOW TO COMMUNICATE IMPORTANT?
It is transformational to know and learn your communication style as effective communication skills are the key to your kingdom, or goals, or happiness or all of the above.
There are so many communication courses out there! For marriage, for business for support groups, for you name it! You'd think we'd have a handle on this by now. So, why don't we?
Problem is, in my opinion, we're only given how to do it.
We are missing the important element of identifying how we presently communicate. Were missing who we are as a person and how that effects how we communicate.
The communication training out there may seem theoretical because we don't get a starting point to apply the training to ourselves or tools that are given to us make us fit in a 'box', 'type' or have us one dimensional beings.
Until you can identify your own communication style, it will be difficult to get a handle on all the communication training that's out there and put it to transformational use.
Measurement is crucial for any new skill enhancement. This requires you start with learning who you are and how that shows up in your communication preferences.
Know How You Communicate With Others:
Having access to this information about yourself means you have a clear sense of your personality.
How you communicate to others can show up differently depending on your environment as well. There are times when you are calm and in your own comfortable space. How you speak to others from here will be miles away from how you would speak to others when you are stretched to the limit emotionally, overstressed, overextended!
Its important that you have clarity on how you show up in these conditions.
Know How You Like Others To Communicate To You:
Its one thing to think about this, it's a whole other transformation to get this from an unbiased viewpoint. The manner in which you like to be spoken to is highly tied to your personality traits as well. Learning who you are is essential in identifying your desired communication preferences.
Know What Is Likely To Irritate You In Others People Communication:
This awareness alone can save you and them much time and needless energy. Everyone wants to be understood.
When you get clear on this area and can easily explain to others your preference, you get a chance to have this become a reality. Ideal right!? Even better is when you can co share the communication preferences for all the above areas here and that's when the office starts to rocket and the homelife gets much more fulfilling!
There is so many benefits to learning your communication preference, a few I would like to offer are:
As part of my work, my passion is to improve the lives of those desiring quality lifestyles and relationships in both personal and professional areas. Learning about yourself and applying the training of communication skills has the ability to transform your life into what you so want it to be.
The link below will get you started.
Until next time,
Live With Passion and Be Playful!
A Business Relationship Trainer, Virtual Team Coach & Facilitator who loves all things related to business strategy, growth and innovation through the power of people in relationship.