Effective communications work is of uttermost important. It does not matter how brilliant you are but if you cannot articulate your ideas or give clear instructions for implementation, the work does not get done properly. The most important thing about effective communication is first to clearly know in your mind exactly what you want to say, and what outcome you desire. If it is not clear in your mind, it will not be clear to others. The shorter and simpler it is, the better.
Here are some great videos on how to improve communication skill:
Materials that cover communications on a high level — focus on leadership and how to get people to follow you:
- How great leaders inspire action by Simon Sinek . This is a good video to help you talk first about the WHY before you address the WHAT or the HOW. If people don’t care about reason why they should do something, they won’ do it.
- How to speak so that others want to listen
Materials that cover the technical skills in communications:
- How to read body’s language. This article shares practical advice on how to read body’s language. This is an imo