As a Communication Coach I get asked all the time “How can I improve my communication skills?” by accountants and engineers, by ESL students, by immigrants, by counselors. I always start with the same response: “Become a great listener!” When they ask me how they can do that, I then start to break it down. I can’t tell you all the secrets to listening just now, but here is some quick advice to help you become a better communicator with friends, family, co-workers, and employees.
Do you make it a habit to let others know how they’re doing, or do you save it for an annual performance review? Perhaps you’re in a small office, and reviews don’t occur on a regular basis. Now is the time to put a system in place to ensure they do.
Explore the Internet and search for possible topics to be taken during the Project Management Training Program. For Project Managers, make sure that these lessons are implemented from the borders of Project Management Institute (PMI). The PMP Certification Exam is done by the PMI. So, look for topics approved by them.
You need multiple sources of information. Winning a complex sale hinges on gathering information about how the decision will be made, who will make it and why. If you meet with only one person, how will you know if the information that person gives you is correct? Meeting with at least three people also helps you create greater momentum in the buying process – three people who want to buy from you are better than one. And it helps you better understand the customer’s needs. By the time you’ve met with three decision-makers, you’ll know if there’s someone else you need to meet with.
By adopting this sort approach we can start to develop a structured and objective way of evaluating how training is helping the organisation. This should help to weed out unnecessary expenditure on courses that have been authorised for the wrong reasons.
Prioritize your plan: it’s not advisable to haste from task to task throughout the day. This will make you stressed by the end of day without accomplishing much. Review your tasks each day and make priority list. Go working on the list one by one according to the priority. Ensure that once you have completely finished an assignment only then you start the next one on the list. This will give you a good feeling of accomplishment by the end of the day.
Remember that we are in control of our time if we choose to be. It all depends on how effectively and wisely we spend the amount of time that we are given. Identifying and prioritizing our daily tasks can be – to some – a great way to get your projects done on time, and under budget – if applicable. Try it and see how it works for you. Let me know if concentrating on just one or two time management skills increases your productivity like it did mine.