Ten Ways To Empower Your Communication. Hello everyone, I hope you are all well. In today’s post, I will be sharing ten ways you can do to empower your communication. I feel this is an essential topic for those with a problem communicating with people. I am disabled, and one of my disabilities is hearing loss (I wear two digital hearing aids) from a young age. This has changed how I communicate with people and how people communicate with me. It can be transferred positively or negatively between the individuals I may be conversing with. However, I also feel some people have difficulty in communication. This could be due to shyness, anxiety, or don’t know what to say or can not to hold the conversation flowing smoothly.
Ten Ways To Empower Your Communication
A Little Thought…
The Blarney Stone is a historical stone or part of the Blarney Castle in Ireland, where it was believed that kissing the stone could grant you the gift of gab.
Yeah, it seems strange in this day and age, but who are we to question tradition?
It’s not like I’m saying that Santa Claus doesn’t exist (OOPS!).
There is so much to know about conversation that anyone, even I, could ever realize. You can go through watching talk shows, radio programs; clubs dedicated to public speaking; ordinary exchanges; specific rules still apply when it comes to interaction through words.
It may sound tedious, I know, but even though your mouth is doing the work, your brain works twice as hard to churn out many things. So what better way to start learning to be effective in communication is to understand the person closest to you: yourself?
What You Know
Education is about learning the basics but practising what you’ve learned to be an effective speaker. My stint as a guest at every Toastmasters meeting taught me that we all have our limitations, but that doesn’t mean we can’t learn to keep up and share what we know.
It’s just as important as asking questions. Sometimes listening to the sound of our voice can teach us to be confident with ourselves and to say the things we believe in with conviction.
We all make mistakes, and sometimes we tend to slur our words, stutter, and probably mispronounce certain words even though we know what it means, but rarely use them only to impress listeners. So in a group, don’t be afraid to ask if you’re saying the right word correctly and if they’re unsure about it, then make a joke. I promise it’ll make everyone laugh, and you can get away with it.
There’s a lot to say when directing your attention to your audience with an eye-contact would help if you must keep your focus when talking to a large group in a meeting or a gathering, even though they may be gorgeous.
A little bit of humour can do wonders to lift the tension or boredom when making your speech. That way, you’ll get the attention of the majority of the crowd, and they’ll feel that you’re just as approachable and as human as those who listen.
Be Like The Rest Of Them
Interaction is all about mingling with other people. You’ll get many ideas and know what people make them as they are.
Me, Myself, and I
Admit it. There are times you sing to yourself in the shower. I know I do! Listening to the sound of your voice while you practice your speech in front of a mirror can help correct the stress areas of your pitch. And while you’re at it, you can spruce up as well.
With A Smile
A smile says it all, much like eye contact. There’s no point in grimacing or frowning in a meeting or a gathering unless it’s awake. You can better express what you’re saying when you smile.
A Role Model
There must be at least one or two people in your life you have listened to when they’re at a public gathering or maybe at church. Sure they read their lines, but taking a mental note of how they emphasize what they say can help you once you take centre stage.
Make the best out of preparation rather than just scribbling notes and often in a hurried panic. Some people like to write things down on index cards, while others resort to being a little sillier as they look at their notes written on the palm of their hand (not for clammy hands, please). Just be comfortable with what you know since you enjoy your work.
And That About Wraps It Up.
These suggestions are rather amateurish, but I’ve learned to empower myself in public or private speaking. It never hurts to be with people to listen to how they make conversations and meetings far more enjoyable and educational.
I hope you enjoyed that.
Love this, there are so many important points and good tips here to reflect and learn xx
All of the points are important! For me, listening is one of the major ones, sometimes challenging but if we do listen to things that the ears can’t hear, I think that would improve communication so much.
Some great tips here. Communication is so important, and following these simple tips will definitely help to make it smoother and more productive. I especially like that you mentioned finding a role model, as that can be a great way to learn!
Erica (The Prepping Wife)
When I answer the phone, I always try to smile before speaking, because it comes out in my voice. I have often found that my tone reflects what is going through my head (both good and bad things) and to be very careful with having an open mind and heart when speaking, because it shows through posture, body language, and voice.
Eye contact is such a life changer! It makes any conversation much more open and ready to go the next level
These are important reminders. It can never be too much to hear it again and again as I often struggle with some of these, more specifically, ahem, ahem,… listening! We can always do better.
Another useful way to empower communication is to recognize when you may be projecting your own thoughts or experiences onto the other person, and if that is influencing the conversation.
Love the tips given in this post! It is so important, and communication is always something you can’t go wrong working on.
College Apps Abroad
Preparation is key! And knowing your topic. PS, as someone who’s kissed the Blarney Stone twice, I’m going to assume it had a small part to play in bringing me out of my shy self! 🙂
Great tips. Listening is always very important and it needs to be active listening. You need to be tuned in to what the person is telling you and not wander off into your own world. It can definitely be hard sometimes.
Great tips. I haven’t even thought about some of these 😅
humour and posture is so key! Love this and your blog!
Great tips, this is very helpful especially during this time. I never put some of these ideas into consideration. Thanks for sharing
Great blog post. The tips are definitely important especially when attending an interview.
These are great tips! I don’t always have the most appropriate facial expressions when talking, so maybe I need to try a little harder.