Three Tips for Effective Communication

During my time scrolling through job boards and looking at hundreds of job ads, I noticed a common trend between them all. Every job called for communication skills, either written or oral. Every job, from the highest paying CEO positions to the very bottom entry level positions, requires communication skills. This shouldn’t be surprising: we live in a world that has become increasingly connected via the internet. With people now communicating over text, email, Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, and a whole list of other communication apps, it’s no wonder that communication skills have become an...

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The Importance of Communicating Well

Communication. It’s a word that everyone agrees is important, yet many people have difficulty accomplishing it well. There are a lot of measures to define communication effectiveness. The one that I use is to ask myself 6 questions about my communication to ensure that I am communicating well individually and organizationally to build trust, and also ensure that I am accomplishing what I say I will accomplish. Why? When I think through the purpose of a message/conversation, I ask myself what I am trying to accomplish.  I think we’ve all seen the e-mail chains in which everyone makes a...

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