Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Overcoming the barriers to Communication

Following are some of the remedies to overcome the different types of barriers that we confront in our day-to-day life.
  •  Always deliver the messages skilfully with proper plan and clarity to avoid miscommunication.
  • Try to avoid using jargons and ambiguous words to the extent possible.
  • Have a positive attitude about communication. Defensiveness interferes with communication.
  • Prepare and deliver the message by keeping the understanding capability of the receiver.
  • Contents of your message should be as brief as possible and take care of your tone, accent and language.
  • Make sure that your content of message will be beneficial and very much useful to the receiver and with this you will achieve the effectiveness of communication easily.
  • Never forget that you should be an attentive listener to overcome any sort of communication barriers.
  • Maintain a strict time sense if you wish to be appreciated by your listeners.
  • If you can adopt question-answer technique, you can eliminate misunderstanding and you can also deliver your message easily and clearly.
  • You can reduce the risk of miscommunication by delivering your message keeping the feelings and attitude of the receiver in your mind.
  • Avoid unnecessary repetitions and over-elaboration in your message to the maximum extent.
  • Forget not to collect the feedback from the listeners.
  • Take care of your body language and use appropriate facial expressions, gestures and maintain proper eye contact while delivering your verbal messages.
  • Try to highlight the main points in your message.

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