Thursday, December 10th, 2020

Constantly Work on Your Communication

“Start from wherever you are and with whatever you’ve got.” – Jim Rohn

If you want your firm to be a place where communication flourishes, then you (no matter what your role) must constantly work on your own communication skills. Sometimes it is called the Art of Communication and that title is meaningful.

Per Jim Rohn, there are many tools available to you as you communicate; you just have to be aware of them and then use them purposefully. The better you become at using these tools, the better you’ll be at communicating.

You communicate through both verbal and nonverbal methods.

Verbal Communication:

Your Words – People will judge you by the words you use. Think about it.

Your Vocabulary – An expanded vocabulary will set you apart. If you are an avid reader and learner you are expanding your vocabulary daily. Keep it up.

Those are just two of the ways you communicate verbally. Also, consider Emotion and Enunciation.

Nonverbal Communication:

Your Hands – Use your hands, for sure but don’t go overboard.

Your Eyes – The eyes speak volumes. It bugs me when people don’t make eye contact.

Also, think about your arms and your speaking position.

Read more about each of these via the Jim Rohn site. You can find so much good information there.

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  • "Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying basic fundamentals."
  • Jim Rohn

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