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Guidelines for effective communicationBY: Deena David | Category: Self Improvement | Post Date: 2009-07-28
There are certain guidelines that can be followed if a person wants to communicate effectively. Communication is very important in the corporate world for a person to succeed. Effective communication is something that is natural for very few people. It is mostly acquired by various activities.
This article gives a few guidelines for effective communication.
1. Think well what needs to be communicated and formulate a plan on the method of communication. It can be done in writing or by speaking.
2. Details: The necessary details that are required as part of the speech should be collected.
3. Organize: The details that are collected should be organized in a sequence so that it can be presented in a effective manner for the others to understand.
4. Prepare: Make adequate preparation on the strategies required beforehand. This will help in effective communication. Preparing an outline is very important. This will help in building on the outline for effective communication.
5. Introduction: The opening statement or introduction is very important in any communication. In a speech, if the opening words are effective, the audience is captivated for most of the session. It is similar in communication by letters. The introduction is very important for effective communication.
6. Details: Unless required, too much detail is not the correct method of doing effective communication. The speaker should be precise and to the point to be an effective communicator. Too many details will cause the important things to be lost.
7. Be relevant: The content of any letter or speech should be relevant for the situation. For effective communication, the contents should be relevant to the age group, educational background and other such variables.
8. Eye contact: In a small crowd, maintaining eye contact with the listeners is very important to keep the audience interested. In a larger crowd, it is better to look around, scanning the crowd. This will keep them more attentive. Eye contact is very important in effective communication.
9. Simple language: In any speech or letters, which are used as communication methods, the language should be simple. It should be easily understood. This is another important aspect of effective communication.
10. Enthusiasm: The speaker should be enthusiastic for the people in the audience to be captivated. If the speaker is just ‘going through the motions', then the speech will not be effective.
These are the methods of communicating effectively. If a person is able to follow the guidelines given, then he/ she will be an effective communicator.
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