In a recent survey, 5000 executives from US companies, from various industries and various types of businesses, both large and small, were asked what was the most important skill they needed in order to do their job well as the leader of the company. Almost all of them ranked effective communication as the number one skill they needed to do their job well.
In my experience as a communication coach I have found that many people believe that they communicate well enough and do not need to focus on improving their communication skills. However, many of you probably have felt the pressures and faced the challenges both personally and professionally in today’s workplace that often are the results of ineffective or poor communication.
So what’s in it for you?
These are the major benefits you get from being an effective communicator which affect all of your personal and professional interactions.
Your ability to communicate well and effectively produces confidence, which is an important factor in your success on the job. When you exhibit confidence others take notice. When you project confidence everything about you shifts and people that you meet or work with can feel and see your confidence. When you feel confident, you feel good about yourself, when you feel good about yourself your self-esteem improves. Confidence and self-esteem go hand-in-hand.
Your skill at communicating well positively affects the people you work with and interact with and that improves your professional image. This in turn leads to better business and personal relationships.
Good communication skills lead to less stress because projects and work effort are moved forward more efficiently. By doing the work right the first time because of effective communication throughout the process, stress levels are greatly reduced.
Mastering your communication skills ensures that you are able to express yourself in such a way as to accurately convey exactly what you mean without being misunderstood or misinterpreted.
Contact Coach Linda about her “Effective Communication Programs” at firstname.lastname@example.org or 973-722-9961