The 5 Essentials of Effective Communication

The 5 Essentials of Effective Communication Skill

Effective communication is not just a discussion but also it is a part of impressing other people involved in communication.

While talking about utility, communication has enough capability to construct/build your image as you want but on the other hand, certain mistakes during communication can destroy all of your efforts.

Thus the need for communication rather than the need for effective communication is everywhere.

The businessman needs effective communication to convince his clients, a politician requires effective communication to display his work to the public as well as to ask for votes similarly a teacher needs effective communication to teach or explain something to his students.

Let us have a look at the essentials of effective communication,  which are as follows:

1. Confidence

This is the most important phenomenon in effective communication.

If a person is talking something, then it is necessary that he must firmly express his thoughts.

When we talk about effective communication, the confidence level of the speaker does matter in most of the cases.

If a communication participant wants to convince another participant, then he should be confident about what he is saying.

Another person will not take it seriously if the first person is not confident in his statements.

Thus the confidence plays a vital role in communication.

2. Body language

When a person speaks and shares his thoughts, emotions, or ideas to another person is known as verbal communication, whereas when a person remains silent and still transfers his thoughts, emotions, or ideas to another person is known as non-verbal communication.

Body language is the main thing that deals with non-verbal communication.

Effective body language can be used as supplementary to verbal communication.

To follow the general etiquette relating to body language is a good practice during communication.

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3. Eye contact

Although it’s a part of non-verbal communication, I find this is an important factor in the communication process.

When a person expresses his ideas, emotions, or thoughts through the words, he can convey up to just 60 or 70% of what he wanted to convey but the remaining portion is conveyed by eye contact.

It is also a medium for expressing integrity or honesty throughout the communication.

Someone has said, “when your words will fail to deliver the message, your eyes will do that easily. ”

4. Listen

Listening to another speaker is an important communication to express your thoughts.  

In fact, listening is one of the fundamental etiquette of the communication.

You can express your thoughts and ideas only when you will understand what other person is saying, and to understand better what other person is saying you must listen to him carefully.

5. Verbal tone 

When you speak something, it is necessary that the other person who is a participant in the communication should understand it properly.

An effective communicator should always maintain low/high levels of verbal tone during his speech.  

The verbal tone includes tempo, loudness, pronunciations of words used. In important situations like during interviews, verbal tone plays a key role in expressing thoughts or opinions.

In some cases, a verbal tone highlights the politeness of a speaker.  Thus verbal tone is an essential part of effective communication.

Although we have covered just five essentials of effective communication, all of them are equally important, and each of them makes the communication effective in a different way.

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