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Sometimes, we find it extremely hard to get our point across at the workplace. Whether it is because you are shy, or everyone else at work is extremely outspoken, or your coworkers are unable to understand your point of view. But workplace communication is key. It allows for clear demarcations of roles, brings your ideas to the forefront and opens you to a variety of opportunities. Here are some tips to improve your communication skills at work:
Do your Research: This may mean reading up, talking to your colleagues or reviewing previous work. Make sure you know your facts and use them to highlight your point.
How to Communicate: It’s not what you say it’s how you say it. Make sure you are confident, be clear and precise, be open minded and open to others’ ideas. Sometimes it is also beneficial to understand what the other person needs to hear in order to be convinced of your idea (please exercise reasonable caution here!).
Listen and Observe: Many times, people say more with their body language than with words. Pay attention to what they are saying and look for cues such as posture, eye contact, and the positioning of arms and feet.
Practise Speaking: If you are shy and have trouble talking to people in a group, practise in front of a mirror or with friends. Doing your research and looking for friendly faces in the crowd will help you gain confidence and improve your skills.
Feedback: Feedback is extremely important to the communication process. Give accurate feedback and ask your coworkers for the same. This will help improve your message delivery system and listening and comprehension skills.