How To Be A Communicative Person
Everyone now and then, we are put in a situation where we have to communicate with the people. It can be a class presentation, job interviews, handling argument, and much more.
If you have good communication skills, this is very easy for you. However, if you are not, this is a nightmare.
Fortunately for you, there are some tricks which you can learn to become better at communication. They will make you seem more confident and friendly. So, let’s learn them:
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1. Your body does more than you think:
According to a recent study, body gestures accounted for 55% on how the audience perceives a presenter. Hence, your body does more than your words. To communicate confidently and clearly, you need a proper posture.
So, no more slouching, folding arms, anything that makes you appear smaller should be dropped immediately. Adopt this, and 50% of your work is already completed.
2. Understand your audience:
Each audience is different from the previous; hence, you need to check the waters before you dive in. Look at their reaction from the initial exchanges and then speak accordingly. For example, if the interviewer or the audience doesn’t
3. Don’t rely on visual aid:
Whenever you are giving a presentation, interview, or talking to someone, it is your words that hold them and not anything else.
For example, A bad presenter can mess an excellent presentation while a good presenter elevates a bad presentation.
Hence, think of stories, words that you will use beforehand. Because people are here to hear from you and not see the visuals.
4. Engage the audience in a discussion:
No matter how compelling a speaker you are, the audience have limited attention. Hence, it is advised to engage the audience in a discussion to catch their attention.
You can ask them a question, or make them think about something so that their focus is back on you. But don’t overdo it, and plan it beforehand.
5. Stress on key points:
There are certain things that you want the audience to pay attention to. Now to make the audience catch them, you need to stress them.
You can repeat them at regular intervals in the speech, or you can put stress whenever you talk about them.
In this way, the audience will recognize what you are saying, and to validate your perspective, they will listen more closely.
6. Timing is important:
Have you ever watch a standup comedian special? If so, then you know that people get glued to the special, not because of the jokes but how compelling their show is. This is because they have mastered the art of timing.
They know when to change the topic and which joke to crack. In a similar way, you need to read the audience’s vibes and move from topics if you see them get bored. You will better at this with time.
7. Try speaking extemporaneously:
If you are unable to remember everything you want to say, try making mental notes about the topics and things you want to speak.
For example, if you want to bring up a particular topic while discussing, make a mental note about it and bring it up naturally by posing a question or indicating it.
Lawyers are excellent communicators, and they do this everything.
8. Crave out a story:
Whenever you speak, try to carve out a story. Start off with a premise or argument which the listener should be familiar with.
Then build on it with supporting evidence and deliver the conclusion at the end, which makes it clear for the listener.
For example, if you are at a ticket window and you are handed the wrong ticket. But for that, you need to break the line. You can approach the person at the head of the queue, show them your ticket, which is a premise.
Then tell him where you are going and lastly the conclusion that if you are late, what will happen. Add a please at the end for safety. We use this trick unconsciously most of the time, so it is a safe bet.
9. Be a good listener:
Last but not the least is to be a good listener. You need to listen to what the other person is speaking and then communicate according to it.
The basic foundation of a good listener is not to interrupt and try to find a solution instead of arguing.
So, these are some simple tricks which you can use to become better at communication. You need to polish them before you see the full shine, which will take some practice, but it is worth it.