The Power Of Communication: Success Starts With C

How To Use The Power Of Communication

In my work as a mentor, I often come across varied people, who discuss their great informal meet-ups, their poorly went conferences, the super success video con-calls. What is the reason behind the extremities of situation? The answer is: how you use the power of communication. Communication is that simple and that complicated. It is the speaking skills that either forms an image of you as a change agent, reliable and sturdy employee or a frail, requiring supervision worker.

Always look for ways to build connections between people — especially when there’s a lack of common work goals and interests. Open office layouts, group get-togethers, team outings, and retreats can encourage collaboration and sharing. Here are 5 pointers for the colossal communication to get you there:

  1. Self-check.
    A good communication has no alternative. So, to get it right it is crucial to ensure that you are ready to speak the right thing. A smart step is to check one’s confidence level, awareness, and knowledge on the subject matter. It is important to convey the ‘complete thought’, and thus critical to understand the whole picture by yourself first.
  2. Match your partner.
    It is important to study and analyze the audience or the other party. They may be from different regions, cultures, or even a different mindset, so the speaker is required to match the energy level, language and body language accordingly. To bring the subject at matter at ease and set the stage for an evenly matched conversation, it is important to attune your tone and energy levels.
  3. Art of listening.
    What seems to be the simplest part of holding a conversation is often the most precarious. It’s listening-the right way- and that is why it is called an art. It is important to let the other persons express their opinions on the subject matter, as it helps to figure out where is the conversation heading.
  4. Power of pause.
    This is a strange, but true fact, pauses makes conversations robust. “If you resist the urge to respond too rapidly during a talk, you’ll discover the key to successful tête-à-tête. The other person will either expand on what he’s already said or he’ll go in a different direction. This paves a clear way into his head and heart, especially effective during negotiations and formal meetings.” It is our human tendency to fill in a silence, but the pause act as a power play in a tougher scenario.
  5. Be curious.
    Putting up queries not only clears out doubts, but also makes an impression of an individual as keen and interested. A true passion for learning more about those around you goes further than any trick or even the most polished communication skills.

When you shift your language around your problems, it shifts your energy around them. New conceptions, ideas, opportunities and solutions will unfold accordingly.