There is a saying “Think before you speak“. It is very true and necessary for good communication. Avoid communication mistakes and control your life.
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Communication MistakesCommunicating effectively at work is very important. Click To Tweet
We make different communication mistakes or communication errors that may impact our professional image.
In this video, you would learn how to improve your communication skills. You will also learn how to speak effectively at work, your verbal and nonverbal communication. Learn how to respond to a situation and how to say No in sticky situations and much more.
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Communication mistakes that should be avoided
- Hitting send without a review
- Delivering good or bad news by email
- Delaying difficult conversations
- Saying yes when you want to say no
- Crossing the privacy line at work
- Making Assumptions
- Reacting not responding
06 Phrases smart people don’t say
There are certain phrases that smart people do not use. You need to drop out certain English phrases from your vocabulary while communicating with others.
People will interpret your words in their own way and showcase your negative attitude.It is important for you to use phrases that would make you sound confident. Click To Tweet
1. It’s not fair
Life is not fair. We want our life to be just perfect, but that’s not reality. Life is never fair. But you can’t use this phrase in front of people. Because when you use this phrase people would think you are immature or naive. It’s important for you to stay constructive. So stop using the phrase that’s not fair.
2. This is it how it works always
Are you very lazy? Do you reply to anyone “This is it how it works always”? Your words will show you are way too lazy and your attitude.
Don’t you want to improve on things? All you need to is work on yourself. You need to bring in new things to improve your work. So stop using the wrong phrase and look forward to changing your work style.
3. A silly question
Another commonly used phrase is ‘I will ask you a silly question’. This is a sure shot career killer. Many people use this phrase. You should remember that there is no silly question.
All questions have their own value. When you say this is a silly or an idiotic question that shows you are not confident about yourself. Do not judge yourself. You should be always self-confident.
If you would like to share a question, any kind of information or any idea with your team members, clients or with your boss, just go ahead with full confidence.
4. He is such a jerk/incompetent/lazy
Do you ever use this phrase about others ‘He is such a jerk, he is incompetent, he is so lazy.’ If yes, stop doing this. Avoid announcing or form opinions about others. When you judge others that shows how insecure you are about yourself.
Do you have the power to improve them? If not, then what’s the point of announcing them as lazy, incompetent or jerks.
What benefit do you get by judging others? It is important for you to understand that on some occasions you have to live with difficult people, work with lazy, incompetent jerks.
There can be many reasons behind their that attitude. Without identifying the exact reason there is no point in announcing them as lazy, jerk people. Never Judge A Person Without Knowing The Truth
5. It’s not my fault
Some people never accept their own fault and love to play the blame game. They use the phrase ‘it is not my fault, it happened because of other persons’.
If you have this bad habit, stop doing that because it shows your lack of accountability. People will build a negative image of you and avoid working with you.
You should have the courage to admit your fault. If it is someone else’s fault, you should inform the concerned higher authority about the faulty person. You should not point out fingers and say hey it’s not my fault.
6. I hate this job
Do you know what is the most important phrase you need to drop from your vocabulary? That phrase is “I hate“.
You may find many people around you often using this phrase. Some people have a bad habit of complaining about everything.
They hate everyone such as their boss, colleagues, friends, family and even their job. If you hate anything, quit instead of spoiling the work environment.
Try to find people who want to feel motivated and encouraged. Try to find and work on things that would improve your life and bring success in your life.
Speaking out and keeping silent
Strike the right balance
1. Speak up at work when it is for the greater good.
2. Test out your environment and ensure it is safe to speak out. If not safe, consider carefully what you speak out about.
3. Whatever the environment, speak up for your rights and justice. Sometimes it can be very hard.
4. Your values are a great harness to test out what you speak up about. Weigh up the pros and cons of speaking up.
5. Some people will only learn from experience. Know the person who you are dealing with. Keep silent if what you say is falling on deaf ears.
6. Speak only when you have something of substance to say. Never speak for the sake of impressing.
7. Some smart people may be bamboozling you with sweet or devious talk. You have to develop the gift of the smart comeback to counter them. Nip it in the bud.
If you are an introvert, you may find silence very attractive.
But you have to strike the right balance.
Any other points to be aware of?
What is your experience of speaking out?
Any advice on how to reach a magic balance?
If you want success and happiness in life, avoid communication mistakes and control your life.
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