During my career, I have found that following certain ideas on communicating help keep things positive and ensure better meetings, conversations, and results. By communicating well and gaining “buy-in” from your audience, things will tend to go smoother. This takes practice so that each becomes a habit.
Over the next few weeks, I’ll be highlighting some of the tips I often use in my own business in order to keep communication open and flowing. This week’s tips include:
1. Holding Open Meetings
Communicate your passion and how you feel to your team via open meetings. In this kind of forum, they will not only hear what you are saying, they will also see and feel it. This approach remains one of the best approaches to communicate effectively with a team.
2. Using Emails
In official settings, communication via email remains potent. It will enable you to pass messages to members of your team without pulling them out of their work stations. Keep your emails concise and to the point. Don’t ramble.
3. Implement One–On-One Meetings
Experts have been able to prove that some people understand better when you take them aside and talk to them on a one-on-one basis. Ensure that you maintain eye contact with them to enable the message to sink in.
4. Use Presentations
Some people grasp messages easily when pictures and sounds are involved. Using presentations like Microsoft Power Point to communicate with your team will give them the opportunity to refer to it if they aren’t clear about certain things.
5. Communication via Training
Your training should be tailored towards communicating certain information to your team members. Most employees take training seriously, especially when it’s part of their appraisal.
Stayed tuned. Next week I’ll address another five things you can do to lead your team through the use of some great communication techniques.
As always, if you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or (716) 866-3519.