Effective communication is important in the workplace. It is especially important for those who have moved from being a mechanic to a supervisor or DOM.
I wanted to share some tips on better communication in this blog. I started by searching for “effective communication tips” on Google. One of the top results of the search was an article “Effective Communication: 6 Ways to Improve Communication Skills” on MasterClass.com.
In addition to the six ways to improve communication skills, the article highlights four skills that we should work on to be better communicators. In a nutshell, here are those skills we should work on:
1. Listening skills: Clear communication starts with active listening. If you’re just focused on how you are expressing yourself, chances are you are not listening or reacting to what others are bringing to the table.
2. Empathy: Being able to understand the feelings of those around you is an integral part of being an effective communicator. Empathizing means both understanding and relating to someone else’s feelings.
3. Nonverbal communication skills: In addition to verbal messages, effective communication relies on nonverbal cues. Developing an awareness of your body language and tone of voice will improve your messaging and presentation skills.
4. Teamwork: The ability to actively engage in team-building and consistently collaborate with coworkers is an important part of building your business communication skills.
I would encourage you to read the entire article by visiting https://www.masterclass.com/articles/how-to-improve-your-communication-skills#why-is-effective-communication-important. You don't need a subscription to MasterClass.com to read the article.
In closing, I’d like to say, “Damn You MasterClass!” I have seen ads for MasterClass for quite some time now on TV and various social media platforms. Up until today, I had resisted the urge to join. However, after reading this article on effective communication and seeing all of the content MasterClass offers, I finally bit the bullet and signed up for a one-year membership.
I’m looking forward to a whole year of career and professional development on MasterClass.com.
I’ve been a lifetime learner throughout my 55 trips around the sun. It looks like this is the next step in my learning adventures.
Thanks for reading!