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Are You a Good Communicator?

Updated on January 4, 2020

Having great communication skills is a vital asset to have in life. How great are your skills? Today, we will examine helpful ways to become a better communicator.

Relationship building

It is always a great idea to build strong and healthy bonds with others. How we relate to each other greatly effects are daily lives. You must understand that we are very much different but also there are common experience that generally tie us all together.

No one is exempt from this powerful rule. Listening more is an effective way in understanding others. Good listening skills will carry you very far in life and help you build stronger relationships with people.

The better your relationships are the more successful you can become in whatever you do in life.

Networking is also a great skill to have. Social media is a great technology we should value. It can lead to much success especially if you're a blogger or writer. Using social media to build great relationships with readers can prove effective in improving one communication skills.

Become an Extrovert

Are you a introvert or extrovert? I am a introvert which makes it hard to communicate effectively with others. I turn to my writing skills which enable me to be a better communicator. Do you generally have great talking skills? Do naturally draw people towards you? Are you funny or charismatic? Do you give great advice? Do people trust your judgement? These are questions that can be answered will a sure yes for those individuals who are natural extroverts.

Being a extrovert or a least having these great traits can greatly enhance your ability to communicate with others.

Extroverts great talking skills make them highly likeable and approachable people. They are usually managers, lawyers, business professionals etc.

Writing and Verbal skills

It is always good to have great writing or verbal skills. You will need it in many areas of life. Children often learn how read and write properly in school. This in the long term prepares them for adulthood.

Reading and writing is a skill all of us should value. It is never to late to stop learning. College and vocational schools can enable one to become a great communicator. College educated individuals are easily great writers. Their academic degrees help them advance in all aspects of life.

I learned never to empty the well of my writing, but always to stop when there was still something there in the deep part of the well, and let it refill at night from the springs that fed it.

— Earnest H

Dont Overthink Yourself

The art of thinking clearly is a great asset to have. Sometimes we all may struggle with overthinking. This blocks are ability to make good decisions and to communicate effectively with others. Learning to relax and to write down the pros and cons of a decision can help us all become better communicators.

Fear, emotions, stress and others factors can stand in our way of communicating more effectively with others. Learning to suppress such emotions can elevate our ability to overthink.

Public Speaking

Learning how to speak clearly to get your point across is an important factor in becoming a better communicator. Public speaking can better enhance your skills. You can speak at events, school, church, work and poetry readings. This will give you confidence and make you a better public speaker.

Public speaking can help you built confidence and self esteem especially if you have a introvert personality. It will give you a lot people skills. The best thing to do is to always speak with confidence, being shy can make individuals less apt to relate to you. It will also make others not trust your judgement.

Always push yourself to put your best foot forward to better relate to others. People generally respect individuals who speak with confidence.

Learn From Others

Do you know someone that's a great communicator? If so, trying asking them questions. You never know what good advice they can lend to you. It's also great to listen to motivational speakers. They are great communicators and you can really learn a lot from them. You can attend a motivational speaker event or just listen from the comfort of your home. YouTube is a great website for finding wonderful motivational speakers. Remember, learning from others has never really gotten old.

Read Books

Reading books can also enhance your communication skills. There is a wealth of information on the subject. If you're on a tight budget just go to your local library and see if you can find some books on being a better communicator. If you have a few extra bucks to spare try purchasing some books on the subject.

You can never go wrong with reading books. There a great tool to have around. Content and information is everything, use it to your advantage. You will in no time become a better communicator

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    • Theblogchick profile imageAUTHOR

      Theblogchick 

      4 months ago from United States

      Thanks Rachel L Alba for taking the time to read my article. Blessings to you as well.

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      Liz Westwood 

      5 months ago from UK

      This is a thought-provoking and discussion encouraging article.

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      Dennis Thorgesen 

      5 months ago from Beatrice, Nebraska U.S.

      I find many of the people I know are introverts. They do well with creating written information, and most do well with it in more than one language.

      Sometimes I wonder if like myself, that for those with English as a second or third language feel a barrier that others do not.

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      Rachel L Alba 

      5 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      I used to be an introvert when I was younger. But, getting a job after my children got old enough to take care of themselves for a while helped me out of that. Being a secretary and having to answer phones helped me do that. Also participating in church also helped me. Thanks for the information in your article.

      Blessings to you.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      5 months ago from Sunny Florida

      I totally agree with you about reading books as this is something I love to do. I am an extrovert and fairly comfortable speaking to one person or a group. I do like your suggestions, however, and I think they will help. This is a well-written article that is helpful.

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