Maybe the Number one key to success in business today is communication. Do you agree?
It is a way by which individuals or teams share information or convey their thoughts and feelings, both amongst themselves and with your customers. Communication can be the life blood of human existence, which may be the reason we spend a good deal of our time trying to master it. A lack of communication creates unnecessary challenges and builds barriers within our lives and companies. Having the skills to exchange information with others is crucial to the success of the individual, family or businesses. We all know how to communicate, the problem is, can we do it effectively? Communication which is ineffective usually results in failure; it creates a breakdown in the flow of information. Many of the companies that I work with tout this as their number one challenge. The inability to communicate effectively can be a companies or a manager’s top reason for the failure. Your company or your managers may think that they are good communicators, but are they?
We communicate in so many ways in today’s business world, one on one/face to face, telephone, email, video conferencing and teleconferencing we conduct interviews, texting, and occasionally we still may send a letter via snail mail. All of this with the hope of getting a response that we would like to receive. Yes, this is what effective communication is all about, the ability to make sure that the information is presented in a way that the recipient understands the message and responds positively. In other words, effective communication is the one that achieves the results for which it is intended.
We can find many communications guru’s, just go online and search. Consultants, companies, teachers, books, editorials, radio shows, television shows, webinars, the opportunities are endless it seems. The first step is to realize that you need to improve, and then make a commitment to improving. I cannot think of a better way to improve your communication skills than our Dale Carnegie Course, but the key is to seek the improvement. Opening up the lines of communication in your home, in your business and within yourself is a key component to being successful in today’s clustered business world. So take action, seek advice, enroll in one of our programs and the results will be a more effective set of communication skills for you and your team.