Improving our Communication

Communication is at the heart of our lives. Whether it's getting messages across in writing or orally, managing our individual or group relationships, coordinating projects... We spend 50 to 90% of our daily lives communicating. Knowing how to "communicate well" is therefore an important skill in getting others to understand us and creating a better flow in our relationships, especially in a professional setting.

Through individual or group coaching and/or face-to-face or online training , we regularly support professionals, helping them acquire the fundamental tools and techniques of interpersonal communication needed to better interact with their employees on a daily basis, unleash their communication skills and grow in mindset./

Here is an overview of some key elements to learn how to communicate better.

Active listening and empathy

Did you know that, on average, our interlocutors retain only 33% of what we say to them? (adapted from "Reaching Out" by David H. Johnson, 2003). The most important element for communication that is effective is knowing how to LISTEN. Active listening builds trust and allows your interlocutor to honestly explore their difficulties.

Be present with your body

When we communicate, there are 3 main dimensions in our interactions, the impact of which varies depending on the person we interact with. Research (Albert Mehrabian's theory) shows that when we communicate, 55% of our message is conveyed through non-verbal (body language, appearance, gestures, facial expression, eye contact.) language, while 38% of transmitted by tone of voice (volume, speed, flow, rhythm) and only 5% of the message is carried by words (what you say).

Create quality relationships

To communicate is, first and foremost, to share, respect and understand the other in order to convey or receive messages. In any communication, our reaction is 80% a response to our relationship with our interlocutor, hence the importance of our ability to know how to create bonds with people. Communication can be improved at any time.

Structure your messages

You need to be clear about what you want and how to phrase it. It is often best to keep your statements simple and concise. Consider applying the famous 5W+H journalistic rule to your speech: Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How.

Practice constructive feedback

Most often, in the professional environment, we are uncertain of where we stand within a team, how we are perceived by our manager, our colleagues, our subordinates, what we do well and what needs to be improved... These questions can create a certain emotional insecurity, which is usually not beneficial to everyone's performance and development.

At Beautiful Soul, we have developed our own feedback tool that we regularly use internally, among colleagues, but also during our group coaching and training sessions. In particular, it allows each individual to gradually feel more and more comfortable, to take more initiatives and more risks in relation to their strengths.

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