Your communication skills could be killing deals and your career!
In business, as in all areas of life, communication is everything. How well you communicate with others is a major determinant of your success. All to often, we don’t give communication the consideration it deserves. Like other skills we use in our lives, it is something that needs to be studied and practiced. Communicating well is a skill you have to learn.
Good communication does not come naturally to everyone that and to those who already communicate reasonably well, there is always room for improvement.
Clear, concise communication is at the heart of every business deal. The ability to effectively share information that can help customers decide is usually at the core of every successful sales person and leader.
“You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can’t get them across, your ideas won’t get you anywhere. — Lee Iacocca
Getting good and staying good at communication requires practice – lots of it. That by itself is why most people do not achieve a high level of success. Practicing things like communication can be boring. Unless you have the end goal in mind it can seem like a tedious exercise. Communication is also perfected over time rather than in a few short efforts at learning.
A commitment to improving your communication skills has never been more important. The opportunities to apply communication skills are increasing with the growth of webinars, video and even audio podcasting. Ignore the opportunities to improve your skills and you will see others passing you by, both competitors and others inside your own company.
Communication is not just about getting your words out. Listening is, without a doubt, the most important business skill you should master. It’s crucial to success in any situation, whether it be a group meeting, an interview, giving or receiving feedback, or handling customer complaints. You must understand fully what the other party says, the way it’s said the motivation behind it and the speaker’s feeling.
If you would like to get some helpful tips on how you can improve your business communication, click on the image to the left to receive your free copy of this brand new release – 100 Tips For Better Business Communications.
- It breaks down tips into easy to apply areas including:
- How to be the best listener in the room
- Ten ways to ask terrific questions
- Tips for good verbal communication
- Tips for good non-verbal communication
- Tips for effectively communicating over the phone
- Tips for communicating effectively with an angry customer
- Tips for giving effective feedback
Grab a copy and see how many of these tips you can apply in your daily activities. I know if you are like those that I have been teaching these skills to, you will achieve greater success than you have in the past. Give it a go and grab your free copy now.
Read through and then come back and let me know other tips that I have missed, or how one of the tips improved your results.