Did you know there are some misconceptions in communicating that can be detrimental to being an effective communicator?
Here are 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. Because of this, people tend to only focus on their messaging. This neglects the importance of your delivery.
The truth is – the words you say plays a small percentage on how people perceive you. Instead of words, prioritize things like your body language and your tone of voice. This is how you become an effective communicator.
2. Communications is not a one size fit all model
Another misconception is that 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.
This is incorrect. Strategic communications actually changes based on who you are talking about and what they care about. Your delivery should be tailored to these two in order to effectively get your message across.
3. Why communications is like learning a new sport
Good communicators are born with this skill.
This is a huge misconception. If you stick to this mentality and your natural communications ability, how will you be able to grow and improve?
Just like learning a new sport or really any skill, break down the fundamentals, study the techniques, and then start applying your learning!
In the end, you need to be eager to learn. 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!
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