20 Effective Communication Techniques

Do you struggle with feeling heard when you communicate with others?

Here are some techniques you can use now to improve your skills.

  1. Maintain eye contact.
    This shows active listening.
  2. Maintain appropriate body language.
    Consider whether nonverbal techniques could confuse, promote, or negate the message.
  3. Use people’s names.
    Using someone’s name can begin and maintain rapport while reinforcing a sense of belonging. Make it a point to learn and remember the name of the person you were introduced to. To help with remembering say their name as soon as they say it, if the name is difficult to pronounce you should ask them for help in pronouncing it. This shows a genuine sense of respect and personal devotion to the speaker and the conversation.

See more techniques and the benefits of using them here.