4 situations where good communication is highly necessary in aiding your own professional development.
Communication can be defined as a discussion involving two parties or more. It’s something we all do on a regular basis. However communicating effectively in various professional situations is something, which takes time and practice. Fret not however, as I lead you through various professional situations with key tips on how to approach each one. Further coming to a conclusion on ‘Situations where good communication is highly necessary in aiding your own professional development’.
Preparing for interviews can be challenging and a little daunting. However going into your interview can equally bring about the same emotions. However by standing up tall, keep consistent gaze and wearing your smile confidently you’ll be able to communicate even better and more efficiently with every questions that’s thrown your way. Just be sure to take your time when answering each question and avoid fillers. This will help keep your responses much tighter and more fluid.
- Client meetings
For client meetings, communication can involve group and/or solo communication. It’s best to remember your own points of discussion and how best you want to sell your respective idea. Think of it as like this, how would you pitch your idea to a nine-year-old? Would they understand your idea? If no, then go back to the drawing board and rephrase, re-formulate all information in order for you to come across more easier and snappier.
Presentations are certainly the most challenging when it comes to communication. This is because you’ll most likely find yourself pitching to a large group of people that are either your peers or the top of management. It’s here that you really need to showcase your own vocational skills and how you yourself can carry an audience. It’s important that you take your time with each of your main points but also that you stay on topic. This is because our nerves can get the best of us very quickly, leading us to go off topic. Why not try reeling in each topic, by going with your gut and assessing your own crowd in order to see what’s working and what’s not as you go along. Just remember to always project your voice and keep a steady pace in order for your respective audience to understand and stay on board with all that you are saying throughout your presentation.
Finally, networking is also a very key situation for you to effectively communicate with respective communicators. It’s really here that you should think about your own strengths and traits. Further demonstrating some of your strongest assets and making sure that they come across well to all of your respective communicators. One thing to remember however is listening, this involves giving all of your enough to your respective communicator/contact in order for them to listen to you attentively in return. Communication here is so important as it certainly determines what type of impression you will leave on the opposite party. Therefore make sure that you take a few deep breaths before networking and also key full clarity and colour within your voice adding to engagement, focus and above all prolonged interest.
Overall, communicating effectively is all about YOU. It’s about how you carry your own self and how you bring your own key skills and individual personality to the table. Above all remember who you are and what you represent, be your own authentic self don’t try to emulate others too much. Think about what you represent and how you best want to sell yourself. Further demonstrate your own communication skills and also your own presentation skills too. In the words of Paul J. Meyer (businessman) “Communication – the human connection – is the key to personal and career success.”
Written by Ashish Patel