Did you know there are some misconceptions in communicating that can be detrimental to being an effective communicator?
We have trained over 1 million people to become more confident speakers through our courses and training programs. And through our experience, we have identified the top 3 communications misconceptions professionals and executives have to break to begin speaking powerfully and effectively.
1. Words are important, but your delivery unlocks it’s real power
People think communications is just about the words you say. While words are important, it’s not the most powerful. What impacts how people perceive your communications ability is your delivery. That means focusing on your tone of voice and body language.
You can use the most beautiful vocabulary, but if it’s delivered in a monotoned way, it won’t be impactful.
Instead of words, prioritize things like your body language and your tone of voice. This is how you can become an effective communicator. Take our Communicating with Confidence Course [limited time 50% OFF].
2. Communications is not a one size fit all model
Another major misconception is how you communicate does not change, whether you are talking to your team, your clients, your family or friends. The delivery is always the same.
Being a strategic communicator means you are in-tuned with your audience. You’ll want to tailor how you speak to what they care about. If you can speak to gain their ear, you will be an extremely effective speaker. A strategic way to think about this is:
- Speaking to your team: show care
- Speaking to your colleague: build trust
- Speaking to your manager: build credibility
In our monthly Soulcast Media Membership program, Jessica breaks down exactly what you’ll need to consider depending on who you’re speaking with. Each month she releases a brand new communications topic.
3. Why communications is like learning a new sport
The third misconception is that good communicators are just born this way. That’s untrue. Some of the best speakers in the world learned the skill and continuously practiced to get better – just like learning a new sport. You have to go in with a growth mindset and find opportunities to speak clearly and concisely.
The best time to start becoming that better speaker is today. Just imagine if you had started learning the art of communicating last year and how much more confident you would feel already today. To start, schedule yourself to practice one or twice a week for a month or so, research to find guidance, and you will see improvement!
It can be done and improvements can be made when applied and practiced. Anyone can be an effective communicator! You’ve got this.
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