‘N’ no. of time we have discussed the importance of communication skills training in the past. We all know how important it is to be able to communicate effectively not just in our workplace but also everywhere else. It does not matter if you are at a leadership position or you just a junior level professional, good communication is a must.
It is possible that you’re your communication skills can help you grab or make you lose opportunities. As they, it not what you say it, it is how you say it. you must have noticed that sometimes you try to say something, and the other person ends up misunderstanding you while your colleague or friend explain them the same thing in a different manner and manages to make them understand. How do you think that happens? It is mere difference in the way you communicate something.
When you are able to communicate effectively, chances of misunderstanding lessen. As a result of which your relationships are clearer and healthier. Be it at your workplace or in your personal life.
Communication is not just about you saying things and the other person listening. It is a two-way process. Right? We were thought, that communication is an exchange of ideas and information. But do we remember that? No! being open and also willing to listen to what others have to say, not just verbal but catching on the non-verbal actions and soft skill training, that is what communication is all about.
With time, people’s concept of communication has been changing. It become more of the meaning that we find convenient. Some people even misunderstand communication for language. It funny, isn’t it?
If you wish to communicate effectively, first thing you need to do is let go of all the misconceptions you have in your mind regarding communication. The moment you are ready to unlearn all your misconceptions, you will be able to understand the true meaning. Communication far deeper than mere exchange of words. It involves environment, medium, visuals, looking beyond words, listening carefully, etc.
I am sure the communication skills training programs these days also focus on how one should be communicating in a workplace, the mere dos and don’ts of it. that is not what a communication skills training should be all about.
Communication skills training should be able to team you to connect with a person on a person level. Understanding the other person. Being able to handle the difficult conversations. That is something we need our communications skills mostly for.
Begin to clear your mind of the typical understanding of the word, communication and start looking beyond it! That is when you will understand the concept of communication clearly.