Communicate Now!

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Welcome to Communicate Now! - YOUR Communication Skills Resource

Our website is here to help you improve your communication skills. Whether you are interested in:-

o Elocution & vocal skills

o Interpersonal communication skills

o Body language

o Public speaking & presentation skills

We hope to be able to provide you with some help.

We have a number of recommended books on various topics associated with communication skills.

We have also identified a number of communication training suppliers and coaches that will help you improve your communication skills.

Top ten tips for Effective Communication Skills

1 Be honest. Dishonesty will show up somewhere along the line.
2 Be interested in the people you are communicating with. Remember people are more attracted to those who are interested in them, and will pay more attention to what they are saying.
3 Be relaxed. Bad body language such as hunched shoulders, fidgeting, toe-tapping or hair-twiddling all give the game away.
4 Listen first. Communication is a two-way process; getting your message across depends on understanding the other person.
5 Smile and use eye contact. It’s the most positive signal you can give. (A relatively simple yet very effective way to improve your nonverbal communication skills.)
6 Think before you speak or put pen to paper: what message you trying to convey? What outcome do you want to elicit?
7 Be direct (but not aggressive). A lot of flannelling around can make people lose interest and miss the vital point.
8 Dont use jargon – and the acronyms, and the technical expressions, unless you are sure your listeners understand. Our communication with external customers can often be impacted by using too much jargon.
9 Write as you would speak. Don’t fall into the trap of using long words just because it’s written down.
10 Take your time. Whether in speech or on paper, rushing can make you seem nervous, unconfident and downright scared.

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