Friday, June 28, 2013

Effective Communications – Life Lessons

By Terry Orr

While we all believe that best practice of effective communications are part of your good skills sets – all to often they fall short of the desired mark.  Thus some life lessons to share to help improve and sharpen those skills.

Keeping it SimpleEnsure the receiver easily understands your message

Ask questionsClarify what has been transmitted to ensure the right message was received.

Trust but VerifyVerify information to ensure it is correct – before beginning actions.

Set the exampleGood leaders establish the right way to do things by their actions.

Follow-up with written recapImmediately after meeting, sit down and capture the essence of what was communicated, identify any actions or questions to be answered and forward that back to the other parties involved for their comments to ensure all are working from the same sheet of music.

For more information on Effective Communications, please follow these links to earlier articles: 

Give it a try and let us know your results.

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