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Tips for Communicating More Clearly and Briefly

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Often, we waste a lot of time and energy on communicating effectively when we don’t actually know why we’re bothering. So, think about what you would like to accomplish.

This can be applied to your personal life; even idle chit-chat can have some type of purpose, whether it’s bonding or getting to know someone.

When others initiate a conversation, consider why it’s taking place. If you can’t understand why, try to gently guide the dialogue to determine the why. The purpose of this is to focus and understand the way to avoid rabbit trails and side issues that detract from the manner at hand.

1. Direct Communication

Have you ever fallen out with someone over a text message or WhatsApp?

Or watched a fight unfold on social media because one person read someone else’s tone wrong?

If you’re dealing with a highly emotional issue, then it should be addressed in person. If it’s impossible to do so in-person, at least do so via video call. This goes for positive and negative emotions. If you’re delivering great news, then you want everyone to get sucked into your positive energy.

As far as bad news or negative conversations go, they will be received better if you do the job in-person.

2. No Speaking, Just Listening

Stop spending so much time doing all the talking and start listening. Unless you are the one who came to the table to start a conversation, give others the respect they’re due when they are trying to communicate their ideas or feelings. Don’t dominate conversations with your motor mouth.

3. Simplicity

We live in a society of information overload, so simplify your messages. You might use five sentences, but you can probably say it with one.

4. Email Information

People often lose concentration when they are being given facts and figures verbally. If you’re dealing with a formal channel or important information, or otherwise, opt for emailing so the other person can easily look back when necessary. 

5. Understand your target audience.

Think of the main questions and objections that the audience you’re speaking to has. What is most important to them? What issues are they attempting to address? Most importantly, why should they listen to you in the first place? How will the information you’re sharing with them help them save time or do their jobs more effectively? Consider how your audience will be impacted as you frame your message.

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