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.
WAYS TO BEGIN:
- Identify the main points you want to communicate.
- Use simple language to express these takeaway ideas clearly.
- Focus on the end goal as you plan and fine-tune your message.
- Consider the context of your message, including your audience, purpose and values.