The 5 Essentials of Effective Communication

Effective communication is not just a discussion but also it is a part of impressing other person involved in the communication. While talking about utility, communication has enough capability to construct/build your image as you want but on the other hand certain mistakes during the communication that is bad communication can destroy all of your efforts. Thus the need of communication rather the need of effective communication is everywhere. The businessman needs effective communication to convince his clients, a politician requires effective communication to display his work to the public as well as to ask for votes similarly a teacher needs effective communication to teach or explain something to his students.

The 5 Essentials of Effective Communication

Let us have a look on the essentials of effective communication,  The 5 essentials of effective communication are as follows:

# 1   Confidence – 

This is most important phenomenon in the effective communication. If a person is talking something, then it is necessary that he must firmly express his thoughts. When we talk about effective communication, the confidence level of the speaker does matter in most of the cases. If a communication participant wants to convince another participant, then he himself should be confident on what he is saying. Another person will not take it seriously if the first person is not confident on his statements. Thus the confidence plays a vital role in the effective communication.

# 2   Body language – 

When a person speaks and shares his thoughts, emotions or ideas to another person is known as verbal communication, whereas when a person remains silent and still transfer his thoughts, emotions or ideas to another person is known as non verbal communication. The body language is the main thing which deals with non verbal communication. Effective body language can be used as supplementary to the verbal communication. To follow the general etiquettes relating to body language is a good practice during the communication.

# 3   Eye contact – 

Although it’s a part of non verbal communication, I find this is an important factor in the communication process. When a person express his ideas, emotions or thoughts through the words, he can convey up to just 60 or 70% of what he wanted to convey but the remaining portion is conveyed by eye contact. It is also a medium for expressing integrity or honesty throughout the communication. Someone has said, “when your words will fail to deliver the message, your eyes will do that easily. ”

# 4   Listen – 

Listening another speaker is as much important in the effective communication as to express your thoughts.  In fact, listening is one of the fundamental etiquette of the communication. You can express your thoughts and ideas only when you will understand what other person is saying, and to understand better what other person is saying you must listen him carefully. Thus listening is necessary part of effective communication.

# 5   Verbal tone – 

When you speak something, it is necessary that the other person who is participant in the communication should understand it properly. The effective communicator should always maintain low/high levels of verbal tone during his speech.  The verbal tone includes tempo, loudness, pronunciations of words used. In important situations like during interviews verbal tone plays a key role in expressing thoughts or opinions. In some cases, verbal tone highlights the politeness of a speaker.  Thus verbal tone is an essential part of effective communication.

Although we have covered just five essentials of effective communication, all of them are equally important, and each of them makes the communication effective in a different way.


Yashodhan Walimbe

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