Effective Communication

EMP2 - L33T Index

What is Effective Communication?



Effective communication is defined as verbal speech or other methods of relaying information to share a point with someone else. An example of effective communication is when you talk in clear and simple terms. Effective communication extends the concept to require that the transmitted information/message has been received and understood by someone in the way it was intended. Goals of effective communication are: creating a common perception, changing behaviours and acquiring information.





General Communication



Almost everyone claims that they have ‘excellent communication skills’ and every job requires them. Most jobs need good communicators, people who express themselves clearly and positively, both verbally and in writing. Having good general communication skills mean that you are able to communicate with people in an understanding and sophisticated way so that none of the information is interpreted in the wrong manner. General communication is a two-way process of reaching mutual understand, in which participants not only exchange information, but also create and share meaning. The means of connecting people or places. When communicating with someone, consider their culture, their age, their language and their knowledge on the subject in which you are sharing with them





Interpersonal Communication



Interpersonal communication is the sending and receiving of information between two or more people. It is also a process of exchange. The components of this process include sender, message, channel and receiver. The sender is the person in whom displays and shares the information. The message is the information that will be sent. The channel is the manner in which the message is sent. The recipients are the people who receive the information from the sender. When communicating with someone, be sure to pay attention of their reaction. Your reactions can also be dependent on the recipient’s posture, body language, any questions they may have and the method of communication. Are they showing a positive or negative response? Does the recipient have any active engagement with their response?





Written Communication



Written communication plays a huge part in today’s business world. Although speech came before writing, writing is a lot more unique and formal compared to a speech. Effective writing involves careful choice of words, to make sure the organization is correct and everything is presented in the appropriate order and manner. Although speech is spontaneous, writing causes delay and takes time as feedback or a response is not always immediate. Written communication is a permanent means of communication due to it being a lot more precise and explicit. It’s used to develop and enhance the image of a business in today’s world. Consideration for your recipient is always key. Presenting yourself and information in a sophisticated manner makes it easier for the recipient to understand and interpret. Being sure that you are professional with your content and structure. The most important part is to stay on topic and not to fill an email with no relevance to the subject. Always be sure to proofread and double check for any errors, etc. Maybe taking notes is beneficial for yourself to break down the topic for an easier understanding.