Effective Business Communication

Learning some of the key elements of effective business communication will give you a significant advantage over others who don’t have this skill.

The earlier in your life that you master these skills, the better.

Communication in the workplace has many elements.

Below are samples of the key ones. Click the links to learn more.

If you find a topic or two that interests you more, there are many great books and courses to advance your knowledge further on this fascinating and powerful subject.


Types of Communication
There are many types of communication between people. Some of the normal ones are: family communication, student/teacher communication, communication in the workplace, social communication, emotional communication and intellectual communication.

Other types of communication include common interest communication, common spiritual belief communication, and more.


Effective Listening Techniques
Effective listening is a critical listening skill. It includes four steps:

1. Hear the message
2. Evaluate the message
3. Probe and understand the message
4. Respond to the message

Practicing is the best way for improving listening skills. It takes time, but the rewards are better relationships with less misunderstandings.


Learning Conflict Theory
Conflict theory is an important skill to acquire.

It’s easy to communicate in a relaxed comfortable environment. But, when people become upset because of unresolved conflicts (communication barriers), communication falls off rapidly.

As conflicts intensify they lead to barriers of isolation as well as communication lines that are damaged or broken. Learning how to navigate in these uncertain waters is important since conflicts are a part of our daily lives.


Nonverbal Communication in Business
Nonverbal communication in business has many of the same characteristics as regular non verbal communication with some significant subtleties.

These subtleties are: Emotional intelligence, professionalism, inexperienced bosses, insecurities and power issues.


In Conclusion
Effective business communication is tough. The information provided here is broad brush definition of business communication.

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