Communication is key for success. If you want to have a quality experience as a parent, teacher, leader or team member good communication is essentially. I am convinced that many of our problems is because we fail to communicate with each other effectively. In this post I will outline 3 strategies which I have observed that quality communicators do.
Quality Communicators Are Repetitive
A quality communicator does not say something one time and assume that their audience gets it. A quality communicator takes the message they want to communicate and they are constantly repeating it. In business this is essentially. If you are adding new team members they may not be as familiar with the vision, this will help them get on board. If you are trying to sell to your customers you cannot just state your marketing message once. What if they were away the 1 time you did it? Well, if you are highly repetitive, they will get it over time and can see the value of what you are selling.
Quality Communicators Tell Stories
People love to hear stories. A quality communicator takes the message and uses a story to apply it so that the audience gets it. A great story helps people to understand the point of the message. A leader that is sharing a vision for a team should always be telling stories about how the organization is using that vision to serve their customers. That will help the team to get it.
Quality Communicators Appeal To The Audience
A quality communicator does not take the exact same message regardless of who they are talking to. They adapt the message to the audience so the audience understands. I do this with my kids. They are small so we build towers with shapes and I explain the difference between a circle, square and triangle and at the end we build the tower just so they can knock it down, what fun! What I don’t do is to try to explain how to use the pythagorean theorem to calculate the hypotenuse of a triangle. We will get to that eventually, but they are not their yet.
To summarize quality communicators repeat the message, use stories to tell the message and adapt the message to the level of the audience. I hope that this article has benefited you and given you some quality strategies for communicating.
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