How can you enhance your communication skills?Before you send an email or start a conversation, identify your top points to communicate. Present your bottom line up front, and then follow up with supporting details and reasoning.
SCIENCE SAYS:Intentional communication not only makes your message clearer; a top-down approach to sharing ideas encourages others to stay curious and reciprocate effective communications. Direct communication creates less room for emotional bias and errors in thinking.
- Identifying the main points you want to communicate
- Using simple language to express these takeaway ideas clearly
- Focusing on the end goal as you plan and fine-tune your message
- Considering the context of your message, including your audience, purpose and values