Bert over Open Loops has posted a article called “Ten Ways to Improve Your Communication Skills“. This is a extremely good article, and it points to the meaty tips concisely.
- Use appropriate volume – Use a volume that is appropriate for the setting. Speak more softly when you are alone and close. Speak louder when you are speaking to larger groups or across larger spaces.
- Pronounce your words correctly – People will judge your competency through your vocabulary. If you aren’t sure how to say a word, don’t use it.
- Use the right words – If you’re not sure of the meaning of a word, don’t use it. Start a program of learning a new word a day. Use it sometime in your conversations during the day.
If you want to getting things done faster, you really want to avoid unclear communications so that the message will deliver clearly without duplications. Once you have effective communication skills, everything around you will go faster as well.