Communicating Effectively

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Communicating Effectively
shahid imran, Student (University), Pakistan, Member
How to communicate in an effective way?
1. Remember the definition of communication i.e. what the communication means
2. What's the purpose of your communication
3. Bring the process (elements) of communication into your mind
4. Work on following communication elements:

  1. SOURCE - Identify the exact source of communication... From whom the information flows

  2. ENCODING - Is the proper ideas for which purpose you are working for present into your mind... For this read, read.. Read and read to "mature" your ideas

  3. MESSAGE - Bring your ideas, feelings or thinking into meaningful, clear to understand and easy words... Don't use cliche or jaw breaking of tongue twisting words... Personify your ideas in a simple way... In other words make your message according to the demographic and psychographic features of your audience... Keep in mind the education level, age, gender, financial status, cultu...Sign up

Effective Communication
Tleli Makhetha, Business Coach, South Africa, Member
The key to effective communication is understanding what you are communicating, with whom and why you are doing it.
To simpl...Sign up

Communicating is Handling Information Effectively
Paul jansen, Netherlands, Member
Communicating is exchanging information. The definition of information I use is: "Information is the meaning of the representation of a fact (or of...Sign up

What is Effective Communication
naomi husein-siregar
From my point of view effective communication is simple; the exact word is "mutual understanding".
In Indonesia there are more than 500 di...Sign up

Naomi Nailed it Perfectly
Paul jansen, Netherlands, Member
Naomi wrote: "[communication is] that you understand each other and can response or react." I truly love it!...Sign up

Mary Carmen Garcia Tapia, Professor, Mexico, Member
Yes indeed, body language is important to see, it gives a lot of information....Sign up

Body Language > Lie to me
SATISH PANDE, Business Consultant, India, Member
Body language definitely contributes to communication. I recommend 'Lie to me' on Starworld at 10pm on week days. In India. Excellent!!!...Sign up

Communicating Effectively: Tone of Voice
Ericka Alonzo, Student (University), Nicaragua, Member
Thanks so much for all the extra information!! It will help me a lot with my communication skills I completely agree with every input here. I would li...Sign up

Effective Communication Requires Effective Listening
Mohamed Hisham
To have good communication, you need to have effective listening skills. Lots of people forget ...Sign up

80-20 Rule in Communication
michael harwig, Analyst, United States, Member
I was told (wisely) that there is an 80 - 20 rule to effective communications: Listen 80%, Talk 20%...Sign up

Communication - When it is Effective
LAKSHMAN PURIHELLA, Accountant, Saudi Arabia, Member
Let there be an excellent talker. But as long as he/she is not aware of how the other person has perceived it.... How on earth would that be an...Sign up

Communication Skills: 3 Factors. Listening: 2 Factors
Moses Arun Chander, Management Consultant, United Arab Emirates, Member
One can communicate effectively with 3 major factors: knowledge, language and feelings. The most important is to understand the receiver's (tar...Sign up

Communicating Effectively
Bomo Albert-Oguara, Manager, Nigeria, Member
AIDA, DAGMAR, Two Step Flow, etc. Beautiful in thems...Sign up

Interpersonal Communication
ANTONIO BARRANCO RUIZ, Manager, Spain, Premium Member
The real thing in communication is not what the speaker says, but what the receiver understands....Sign up

Effective Communication: Relevance of Topic to Audience
Emmanuel Kakuru, HR Consultant, Tanzania, Member
Apart from what has been said on communication skills (methods, models and theories), one thing that is central to effective communication is the a...Sign up

Using the Right Channels of Communication the Right Moment.
Coman Anca, Entrepreneur, Romania, Member
I highly appreciate what Mr. Bomo Albert-Oguara mentioned. The right moment along with the right channel of communication is the art of the insight fo...Sign up

Effective Communication: Funnel Theory
GS RADJOU, CEO, France, Member
Funnel theory for solving communication problems.
Most of communications are unclear because of our perceptions.
Rule: The sender mes...Sign up

Provide Attribution
Adam Imiolek, Manager, United States, Member
Shahid, nice contribution. Can you please provide the author?...Sign up

Effective Communication
Waseem A. Nisar, Consultant, United States, Member
All contribution is great. However, I believe to be effective communication, we should cite the source(s) we got our material....Sign up

Effective Communication: Feelings First
Stella Ang, Singapore, Member
Communication is about listening and trying to understand what the other person is feeling about the issue. Deal with the feelings first. Later...Sign up

Communicating Effectively
Rob Head, Project Manager, Australia, Member
The key to effective interaction is to communicate with the other person / group's perspective in mind.
This means considering things like...Sign up

Learning - Communication
S.PONNURAJ, Professor, India, Member
All living organisms learn through senses. Senses are the receivers of communication - the more pleasant something is to the senses - the mo...Sign up

Communication: Keep it Simple
Jean Claude Perrault, Manager, South Africa, Member
Albert Einstein is quoted as having said "If you can't explain it simply, you don't know it well enough".
Irrespective of body language, eloquent...Sign up

Non-verbal Communication
ANTONIO BARRANCO RUIZ, Manager, Spain, Premium Member
Non-verbal language speaks louder than words, and unless you're a professional actor, is far more sincere than the spoken language.
Genera...Sign up

Non-Verbal Communication
GS RADJOU, CEO, France, Member
Yes! I am agreeing with you. Some recruitment tools are based on using these non-verbal behaviors. Machines to test lying effect on questioning...Sign up

Simple is Better
Ericka Alonzo, Student (University), Nicaragua, Member
I agree with Jean Claude Perrault, simple things are better because we can communicate with everybody at every level....Sign up

Simple is NOT Always Better. Why not?
GS RADJOU, CEO, France, Member
A) For managers communicating is making decision / processing activities.
B) Take models in math, economy, etc. They are simple because it allows...Sign up

Communication and Culture
Bomo Albert-Oguara, Manager, Nigeria, Member
Communication and the impact of culture on its deliverability, reminds me of the Esso campaign in the 1980's in Italy. The campaign tag line had liter...Sign up

Reactions are Chances for Improvement
Ibrahim Mendahawi, Manager, Member
All the above comments from our friends are right. Listen to the reactions of the audience and take them as a chance for improvement....Sign up

Theoretically Simple
Dilip Khanal, CEO, Nepal, Member
Effective communication is very simple in theory, but difficult in practice. Articulating the audience is always difficult. So, although the me...Sign up

Theory and Practise of Communication
ANTONIO BARRANCO RUIZ, Manager, Spain, Premium Member
Effective communication occurs when a person INFLUENCES another. Otherwise we cannot speak of real communication.
In addition, communicati...Sign up

Theory and Practise of Communication (2)
ANTONIO BARRANCO RUIZ, Manager, Spain, Premium Member
One of the major problems of communication is that most people, by the simple fact that we can talk and write, consider themselves good communicato...Sign up

The ABC of Good Communication
sudhakaran, Professor, India, Member
Accuracy, Brevity and Clarity are the ABC of good communication.
Another guiding principle is the Sign up

Effective Communication - Main Points
Waseem A. Nisar, Consultant, United States, Member
1. The general understanding of communication is that one talks. For effective communication listening is even more important. We should remember 80-2...Sign up

Russian Communication
Dilip Khanal, CEO, Nepal, Member
I read somewhere that a utility company advertised its services in Russia but no one was interested. The company knew that there was huge demand for s...Sign up

Listening is the Key
Waseem A. Nisar, Consultant, United States, Member
@michael harwig: I totally agree with you, Michael. Generally speaking, when we think of communication, we think of ...Sign up

Communicating Effectively Means to be Brief
NVDS.RAJU, Professor, India, Member
Many speakers go in for impressing the group (showman-ship) rather than for expressing their view point / opinion. It's often said that every word we ...Sign up

The Importance of Communicating Effectively
Arshad Syed, Coach, India, Member
Your quality of life depends on the quality of your communication.
So said Roger hamilton in his book "wink and grow rich".
We are always co...Sign up

Understand Verbal Communication and Body Language
miguel, Consultant, Mexico, Member
it is impossible NOT to communicate. People are communicating orally and via body language all the time.
Understanding body language and learning...Sign up

The Sweet Tune of the FLUTE in Interpersonal Communication
Mirza Fareed Beg, Management Consultant, Pakistan, Member
F - Focus on issues -- not on people (their weaknesses, their misgivings, etc.)
L - Listen; and listen with interest and empathy -- know and feel...Sign up

The Flute in Communication
Jaap de Jonge, Editor, Netherlands
Thanks for sharing this acronym FLUTE, Mirza. It features some good thoughts for communicating effectively.
The flute is one of the oldest known ...Sign up

It Takes Going Beyond Elementary Communication Theory to Communicate Effectively
ANTONIO BARRANCO RUIZ, Manager, Spain, Premium Member
Dear Shahid: The text that you've provided is a good summary of the elementary theory of communication and its elements. It refreshes the memory. Even...Sign up

Communication is All About 'How your Message is Perceived'
shahid imran, Student (University), Pakistan, Member
@ANTONIO BARRANCO RUIZ: Thanks. Being a research student of media studies, I strongly believe that Communication...Sign up

RE: Communication is All About 'How your Message is Perceived
ANTONIO BARRANCO RUIZ, Manager, Spain, Premium Member
If the real thing in the communication is not what the issuer says, but what the recipient understands, we must bear the following aspects in mind for...Sign up

The Art of Communication
NVDS.RAJU, Professor, India, Member
@Mirza Fareed Beg: Indeed effective way of abbreviating with letters. I complement the contributor.
Communicat...Sign up

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