Author: Herb Kimble.
Effective communication is as much about listening as it is being heard. Are you allowing for a free exchange of ideas? Are you picking up on the subtleties of emotion in your office? With these simple tips, you’ll learn the pillars of effective communication in the workplace. Lead your team to success!
Language and Writing
If you’re not someone who considers themselves good at writing, shift that mindset immediately! You need to be able to communicate in writing and through speech effectively. Emails with succinct wording lead to action items, just as face time leads to progress.
Try these tips:
Use smaller, shorter and punchier words
Communicate via email and don’t write more than five lines
Create an agenda for meetings and in-person discussions, even if it’s personal to you
If you can focus yourself on the tasks and ideas at hand, you’ll be much more effective at communicating and getting your point across.
Confidence and Attitude
Your attitude defines the outcome. Are you confident and understanding, or do you assume you know best? The way you approach a conversation can be just as important as what you say. Have you ever spoken to someone who is distracted? It doesn’t feel good to try and communicate with someone who clearly isn’t listening.
Instead, try to exude confidence in your own ideas and in yourself. Have trust that those around you can understand you and work with you, rather than talking down to them.
Remember, attitude and thankfulness go a long way in business.
Bio: Herb Kimble is both an entrepreneur and a film and television producer. His roots as an accomplished actor gave him a passion for the arts. Today, Herb Kimble is co-founder of CineFocus Productions and launching Urban Flix, an inclusive streaming company based in Los Angeles.