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Mastering Your Communication Skills
Have you ever been told that you are too quite? Do you think of yourself
as 'too quite'? Has your significant other ever said to you, 'You just don't
listen?' If either is the case, you may need to sharpen your communication
Communication is a two-way street. Picture a conversation between 'A' and
'B'. 'A' speaks, 'B' listens and then 'B' speaks and 'A' listens. It's is
a very good plan and as long as one listens while the other speaks, there
Some people think that when communication skills are being discussed that
the entire idea is to give voice to your own thoughts and ideas. But
communication requires both speaking and listening. You can't respond to
what you don't understand and if you don't make convey your thoughts and
ideas effectively others won't understand you.
Other people think that good communication requires speaking in long compound
sentences and using big words. That couldn't be further from the truth. You
speak using terms and phrases that those who are listening understand and
can relate to.
Some of the 'experts' say that those who are quite by nature must have low
self esteem and be suffering from a lack of self confidence. I really don't
think that at all. Some people are just not talkers, they are better at
listening. When these quite people do speak, they usually have something
to say. They will have listened to and understood what has been said, taken
time to think about it, and when they respond, their words will have meaning.
However, these quite ones need to master communication skills. Talking is
half of communication.
Then there are those who talk and never really listen to what others say.
These people also need to master communication skills. A full half of
communication is the ability to listen to and understand what others have
to say. Real listening is more than just hearing words and understanding
the spoken word. People communicate with voice inflections and body language
as well as with the spoken word.
The bottom line is that good communication skills require TWO things; talking
1. Speak clearly and don't mumble. If you slur your words or mumble, others
cannot understand and grasp the meaning of what you are saying.
2. Speak loudly enough to be heard but don't speak too loudly. It has been
proven that a whisper is more powerful than a yell.
3. Have something to say when you speak. If you are naturally quite, then
prepare a list of topics before a meeting or a date so that you will be more
1. Be quite when you others are speaking. Listen to the words that they are
saying and try to understand them.
2. Not talking is not the same thing as listening. You listen with your ears
as well as with your eyes and your brain must be engaged for either to
3. Pay attention. You can't be thinking about what you are going to say and
be really hearing and understanding what the other person is saying.