So you’re ready to take your career to the next level, but there’s just one thing standing in your way – your communication skills. Perhaps you speak too quickly or you find yourself struggling to find the right word or phrase? Maybe you’re mumbling or your volume fluctuates rapidly during a presentation? Or maybe you don’t know what questions to ask or how to be an active listener?
When you first applied for your current job, do you remember seeing communication as one of the required skills? We bet you did! Communication skills are one of the top soft skills employers look for, especially in leadership positions. Many individuals possess other skills needed for promotions or for leadership roles, but they lack that one essential skill.
Why is communication so important?
Well, communication is vital to productivity, efficiency, effectiveness, and daily operation.
At some point in your career, you have already had to communicate with colleagues, management, and/or both internal and external customers.
If you do not possess adequate skills to communicate powerfully there are dire consequences. It becomes difficult to gain, hold, or improve interpersonal relationships. In your workplace communication is the very lifeline. Studies believe “there is considerable evidence to suggest that those who lack a range of well-developed communication skills find it difficult to advance their careers” .”
Some of the communication skills that are vital to any leadership position include:
- Good interpersonal skills
- Successful interaction with others
- Working through issues/addressing problems
- Understanding the needs of others
- Getting your point across
Communication in a team can create trust, strengthen professional relationships, improve teamwork and morale, and increase productivity.
Do you agree that it is time to improve your skills and climb that corporate ladder? If you answered yes, we can help you!
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Jayne Latz, is an executive communication coach and trainer, and President and Founder of Corporate Speech Solutions, LLC. Jayne works with organizations and individuals to ensure they deliver their message in a clear and concise manner with confidence. For more information contact Jayne Latz at email@example.com or visit: http://www.corporatespeechsolutions.com/
Jayne Latz works with organizations and individuals that want to develop clear, concise and confident communication to accelerate career success.