When you look at someone speaking and listen to them, you can tell if they have good skills in communication
. The best speakers have a way of conveying their opinions in an effective
manner with the use of expression
, body movement
, eye contact
, and tone
of voice. Even perfecting communication
skills can help you in your daily conversations.
Marty met Larry at a football game. Both men engaged
in a conversation
about their favorite
teams and players. Marty left the game with a great impression
of Larry. Marty couldn’t help but wonder
why Larry had made such a great impression
on him, and why he had enjoyed talking to him so much. He had met many guys at games before and none left such an impact
. They really didn’t’ say that much about their teams and players that Marty had not heard or said before. Marty had no idea that it had been Larry’s wonderful communication
skills that made him such an interesting and fun person.
The following tips are recommended by experts across the country.
1. Remember a name
When being introduced to someone remember
their name and use it at least once or twice in speaking with them. Just don’t constantly use or overuse it!
2. Eye Contact is a must
Look at someone when you are talking to them. When talking to a group be sure to look around the group, too. Of course, do not move your head too quickly or glare
at anyone. Making eye contact
3. Body Language and Voice Tone set the mood
Learning to ask questions that lead to someone giving their opinion
or telling a story about themselves leads to developing good relationships.
5. Be a Listener
It becomes hard to communicate
when others look at their phones, watches, or turn away. Focus on what the other person is saying and respond
to it accordingly
Find at least one good positive
to make to the person you are communicating with before the end of the conversation
Use the best grammar
you can possibly use, but do not try to over speak someone by using “big word” vocabulary
. These skills can be learned
or perfected so that you can enjoy conversation
and speaking one on one or even to large crowds!