When you are thinking about what you need in life that can make your personal relationships and business relationships better, what comes to mind? I have three main skills that I believe I need to work on to better myself as a whole, and maybe you can use them as well.
Business etiquette has to be number one for me when it comes to work, or personal life. You have to know how to carry yourself, and speak to others no matter what situation you are in. Being courteous should not be hard, having respect for others should come naturally, and common sense we hope to all have it. I think this skill can take you far with a company and with your relationships. You can listen to others, solve problem, and best of all you make them feel good about themselves. Those are the kind of traits you want in someone that you work with or that you look up to.
Let’s talk about the next important skill, constructive feedback. This is a great skill to give and receive when it comes to communication. I have always been thankful for the people in my life that have done this with me because it has helped me become the person I am today. I know this can be a hard step for some people to climb, but once you do you will never look back. There is a right way to do this you do not just insult a person. Wording is everything and reasoning as well. Say you start a new job doing something completely new to you, and someone comes up and is explaining that if you try this method it will work better than what you have been doing you should take the advice. Acceptance of these critiques can take you far in the workplace, and in your everyday life as well.
My third, and final skill I believe will be beneficial to communicate in my professional and personal life is ethics. Ethical communication is very important when dealing with most every one you meet. You want to have that knowledge of things you are talking about, and not lead anyone in a wrong direction. Giving out false information can not only hurt your reputation as a individual, but also that of your companies. You need to be sure that when selling something or trying to push a product that you have crossed all you t’s and dotted all the i’s.
When all three of these communication skills are set into place and followed everyday I believe I will be in a great place in my life. I can be a trusted and respected individual in my every day life and my professional life. These three skills are not hard ways to live, and offer some of the best ways to communicate with others.