Knowing how to communicate with people is an essential part of business. In my opinion, it is the most important part. Good communication can get you through almost any obstacle you come across during the lifetime of your business. By “your business” I mean whether you work for someone else or you run your own show.
Whether it’s persuading the right people to assist or mentor you, or talking your way out of being terminated from your current job. My communication skills have gotten me through both of the scenarios above and I owe it all to the books I’ve read.
Now, the beauty of communication is that it’s essentially a skill you can practice anytime, anywhere. Whether it’s just some small talk when you order food at a restaurant or actually getting to know your significant other. Once you acquire enough knowledge in communication, certain events you deemed negative in life may not be looked at that way anymore.
When you know how to communicate, speaking to an audience or presenting to management won’t be as stressful. Experience in communication is a two-for-one deal. With experience comes confidence and better relationships. It’s all in repetition.
Below are some things you can do to strengthen your communication skills. These are all things I have actually done that HAVE helped me. Give them a try.
- Read communication books
In our “Let’s talk books” section I list books I have personally read that have helped me in the great art of communication.
- Be an extrovert when out in public
In other words say, “Hi, how are you?” to anyone you come across. Go out of your way to speak with people.
- Realize the value of knowing how to communicate
You need to realize communication is a beautiful thing. It can make you money, make you laugh, save your marriage, or get you the promotion you’ve been after.
So let me ask you. If communication is so important and can help you so much, what are you waiting for? Start now. It’s free.
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