Understanding how humans communicate enables us to be more flexible in our communications while also understanding other people’s perspectives better. Learning about human connection and the various factors that affect human behavior makes it easier to understand other people and respond on their terms. The more flexible your communication skills are, the better you will be to relate and engage with people. This creates successful outcomes, specifically during conflicts or negotiations. What can you do to enhance your speaking?
1. Know your personal brand and identity
A personal brand is like a business card that you carry with you. It’s the essence of who you are and helps define what sets your work and expertise apart from others in an engaging way, so people will remember how great they felt when their paths draw near yours. Decide how you want to be known and who your audience is. Expose yourself more on social media and LinkedIn. Model those who have already succeeded in building their personal brand.
Effective leadership communication always starts with building rapport. The best way to do that is by listening. Pause: Comfortable silence gives others a chance to speak. Ask for opinions before giving your own to avoid prejudgment towards confirming what you want to hear instead of exploring other possibilities to create solutions. Focus sincerely on the other person’s wants or needs over yours because they will feel more trusted when there isn’t any assumption made about their feelings.
3. Use your body language
Body language is the unspoken part of communication we use to reveal our true feelings and deliver an impactful message. Communication may be made up mostly of words, but it also includes gestures and posture. Body Language is an important part of the culture and language in any society. It can positively or negatively affect how we communicate with others, depending upon their moods. For example, when someone looks worried, it may make them seem more serious than they are, which could lead you to believe something wrong might happen, so try to break this cycle by smiling.
The best leaders communicate with their hearts and tap into emotional intelligence. They understand listening and body language is essential, which makes them more effective at connecting with others as they share the values that matter most to them.
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