By Farzeen Amin
The communication skills highlight your abilities more than your appearance, dressing and looks. The minute you start speaking, it marks the difference in your personality as whole. The art of communication is not an instinct but learning. The speaking skills can always be modified and improved through practice. The leaders of the world are always master of communication art, their vocal abilities make the nations obey and accept them as a leader. The communication tactics is must to learn for every student because it is the key for reaching your desired goal along with the precision and hard work in the relevant field. How will you properly portray your information and ideas if you cannot engage the people in communication with you? Here we are sharing some simple and easy tips for better speaking and communication skills.
The communication is combination of words, the dialect use and the way it is delivered. We have a touch of our native language or mother tongue in the every formal and foreign language we use a medium to communicate with others or outsides. Here you can do things firstly try to counter it as you speak in English and Urdu , practice more and more to avoid using your mother tongue expression but if you cannot mange to control it then it is okay. Secondly you can own the dialect you have, be very confident about the dialect you have, but it is important to use proper and right words of the language you have chosen as a medium.
If you are speaking in English it is always better to try to communicate in the proper accent but if you cannot adopt it do not fake it. The fake accent makes you look weak and unimpressive. You must learn to be comfortable in your own skin.
It is commonly perceived that speaking fluently is a sign of confidence but no its not. When you speak too quick it shows that you are trying cover your hesitation and confusion. A confident person would always speak calmly and clearly. You must take small pauses between the sentences so that it becomes very clear for the listeners to understand what you are saying.
Do not say half words while speaking, it is must for you to clearly speak every word, here we are not asking you to take unnecessary long pauses but small ones for your and listeners ease and understanding. The people who speak clearly with appropriate selection of words always stand out in the crowd for better communication and speaking skills.
The communication is a two way process, speaking and listening. You must give a proper change to others to complete talk and answer accordingly. Do not speak for the sake of speaking but for communicating. It can only be called effective communication if all the participants have equal chances to speak and deliver their message. The one on one interaction is the most important one way to communicate. Listening to what is being asked from you at first or the response given to you help you to analyze better so that you can react accordingly. When you give proper scope to others to speak it shows your content and satisfaction with interaction which in turns makes comfortable and healthy outcomes.
The body language speaks louder than the words that you utter. Here by body language does not mean how you look or dress up but how your body movements are coordinating with your words. Stay as calm as possible in any interaction do not stretch your body, do not rub your hands. You must sit firm with a casual smile on your face. In case of addressing audiences you must take the maximum use of your body, do not shy away but stand in front move in the space available to you. The eye contact plays a vital role in the communication, do not keep looking down or away from the people you are interacting with but also avoid ling eye stare. Look in the eye of people while you are talking and then casually move your eyes around where it is needed. Learn to use the body language according to the situation.
You must be very calculative about the time you have given or it is been allotted to you. The timing makes a great difference. It is very important for you to avoid unimportant details so that the issues you have targeted are not left behind. You must learn when to say what.