5 Ways To Become A Master Communicator

1. Master public speaking

This is an area that everyone should want to master and it will have an immediate impact.  Think about it.

Every verbal interaction with another individual is  part of the definition of public speaking, or the “act of speaking face-to-face to a live audience.” Have you ever said, “Let me rephrase that” or “Does that make sense”?

When we say either one of those statements, I believe it’s because there is a lack of confidence that what we are saying to someone is being understood by the other person or persons.

Do you view yourself as a public speaker?  Do you view what you do as part of a public speaking role?  If you are serious about mastering your communication skills, then you have to accept the fact that you are a public speaker first and foremost.

After accepting this, it’s time to go to work on becoming confident with how you speak.  The more effective you are with how you speak and communicate with others, the more self-confidence you will have. You will start seeking out opportunities to create new conversations and improve on the ones you’re already having.

2. Master Listening

Communicating is such an important skill that you have to be great at, regardless of your profession.

In order to best serve your customer base, staff, and/or community at large, you have to be great at speaking to them; however, if you aren’t actively listening, you will limit your ability to successfully communicate with others and ultimately lose credibility as well.

Asking great questions and then writing down the “hot button” responses to those questions you’ve asked is crucial to becoming a master at listening.  In my opinion, people believe more of what they see than what they hear so your actions in the listening process are paramount. Whatever you do, don’t write things down; just write them down.

Write down what is important to those you are speaking to because they will see the benefits of that and feel more confident that you’re someone who is listening to them, not just appeasing or hearing them.

“The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives.” Tony Robbins

3. Master your personality.

The way you’re “easy to talk to” or “difficult to approach” is part of the way your personality is engineered.  It’s important to understand your energy level during the communication process because it will create the impression that you’re either someone others want to talk to or someone they don’t.

Your personality is a reflection of how you will be to work with and/or communicate with long-term, and it can either be an asset for you or a liability in all of your interactions.  Do you sound confident and excited to others when you are engaging with them?  Are they moving towards you in the communication process or are they retreating from you?

To best start mastering your own personality, reverse engineer the process by studying and auditing how others communicate with you.  Remember that personality is reflective. So being able to observe how others communicate with you and what their personalities are like with you is a great way to see how they might already perceive you and your personality with them.

How did they make you feel during the interaction?  Did you feel they were excited to be speaking with you or just going through the motions?

4. Master Your Tonality

Your ability or inability to inflect during the conversation and the timing of your inflection are exactly how the person on the other end of that conversation is going to react to you so that they match your current level of communication as well.

By becoming a master of your tonality, what you are showing is a discipline for controlling your emotions.  What I want you to do right now is think about two conversations that you’ve had where one went well and the second one went bad.

I can almost bet that you can identify the exact moment in those conversations where you knew it was moving in the right direction and where it had taken a wrong turn.  One great way to begin mastering your tonality is to record yourself having a phone conversation with a customer, prospect, or family member.

Now replay that conversation back and write down the areas during the conversation where you hear yourself shift the tone of the conversation as well as the same areas in which the person on the other end of the phone or in-person interaction does the same thing.  This is a great way to start identifying how to master your tonality right away.

5. Master Your Ability to Transfer Emotion

This is where your current state of mind, mood, and knowledge on the topic being communicated about are shifted by you to the other party you’re communicating with.  When you’re around someone who captivates you, peaks your interest, and holds your attention, it’s because they’ve created an emotional reaction in you that you want to invest more in.

At the same time, if you are around someone who frustrates you or makes you want to cut the interaction off with them, it’s because they’ve created a reaction in you where you feel that they are withdrawing energy from you.

Imagine if you were the cause of that happening to someone else. Possessing a grateful mindset and having the best attitude are keys to mastering your ability to transfer emotion and this is where you need to start right away.

It’s important now more than ever that our ability to communicate with one another is transparent, in a state of reciprocity, and that we deposit more first into others than we withdraw.

If you focus on being great at these five things, you will become a master communicator and dominate your professional and personal interactions with precise efficiency and effectiveness.

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