Communication Speaking Skills English

Business Professional Practice Language

  1. Confident Sentence Starters – Come across as a confident communicator. Confident sentence starters are the way to stronger business communication competency. Build communication strength, and speak with impact.
  2. Disagree Agree – Find the right words or the right phrase to say what you want to say. Silence is agreement. What do you do when you do not agree with something at a meeting? Do you remain silent? Do you speak to a colleague, the project manager, or director after the meeting? The time to speak up is during the meeting, not after the meeting.

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Communication Skills Development Articles

  1. Proactive Assertive and Tactful – You need to communicate, and you can’t keep quiet if you’ve got something to say. Your contributions are valuable, and the manager wants to hear what you’ve got to say. Be proactive, assertive, and tactful.
  2. Accent on the next slide – Put the accent on the next slide. How do you get to the next slide? When it’s time for your presentation, you’ll need more than accent reduction to get to the next slide. What words take you to the next slide?
  3. Simple and to the point – Practice keeping communication simple and to the point. Here are a few easy-to-follow outlines to guide you in your practice. Get to the point, and do not add more than is necessary.
  4. Accent on the hourglass – Think of what you want to communicate as going through an hourglass. Pour the big and important parts in first, and let the important details filter through to the bottom. Start at the top, not the bottom or the middle.