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Communication Deficiency, Are You Having Problems Getting Your Point Across?

July 04, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 140

Having the ability to have a group of people hang on to your every word, shouldn't be something that is really that difficult, yet with the technology age that we're in, we've lost sight on how to speak to other people effectively.

We know what we want to say in our heads, yet when we open our mouths, we are unable to get the same point across.

Confidence is a huge essential when you are speaking. Whether you are presenting a business plan to an investment group or just giving advice to some friends, you have to be sure, that you know what you are talking about. You can't just be regurgitating someone else's words, and claiming that the words are yours, you have to know inside and out what you are explaining. You will also need to be able to relate your own experience to the message as well.

If you are lacking confidence, it really means that you are lacking information.

We all have different levels of comprehension, so no matter what you are saying, your listeners are all taking in something a little different. When a question comes up, you will need to be able to answer that question in a way that can help that person understand you better. Simply repeating what you have already said, is not going to work. This is why you need to know what you are talking about inside and out. Trying to BS your way out of it, will just make you look like a fool, and your credibility will be gone, as well as your listeners.

The key is really finding a way to relate to your listeners. When we can relate to someone or something, we have a better understanding of what they are talking about. This is why using metaphors can sometimes help people to relate to what you're speaking about, if it's something they are unfamiliar with.

Talking to people as equals is also a very important point to add. If your listeners are adults, they need to be talked to like adults. Having a big ego, thinking you know it all, will not help you communicate anything well. No one likes being talked down to, or likes being treated like a child. So when communicating to others, always leave you ego at the door, and remember you are speaking to inform not to criticize.

Another tool to help you get your message across is to be patient and speak clearly. Speak to your listeners like you were having a simple conversation with a friend. Even though there may be a few hundred people in front of you, treat them all like you've been pals for years. This helps your listeners see that you're just like them, and they will be able to relate to you on a more personal level.

Finally, always be honest. Your character and credibility will translate through your words, and there is nothing worse than hearing a lie from someone who's trying to teach or sell you something. Even the smallest little white lie, could damage your credibility, and once that happens, you'll be lucky if anyone ever listens to you again.

Learn to effectively communicate what you want to say, and no one will misunderstand you ever again.

If you're not ready yet, try using a voice actor to help get your message across at, or check out a program that will train you how to speak more effectively so you can be your own voice over artist.

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