How to improve the way you communicate

How to improve the way you communicate

The best way to be confident with communication towards your fellow friends, directors, agents or who ever is below.

Not being confident can really affect your performance and chances. People who audition you will only choose the best, and they may not give you a second chance. So it's important you get the right impression from others,you don't want to be turned down because you didn't talk much.

Here is a few ways to improve communication:

. Try talking to a toy or something you like. Tell it how your day was, laugh, and enjoy it. Act silly or anything that lets your emotions out, do it in front of the toy. Just be yourself.

. Once your confident with laughing and talking with the toy, Level up to a friend or family member. Talk to them at least 10 minuets a day laughing, talking and being yourself!

. Try relaxing things like yoga, meditation, spa time. Relax, unwind. Let your emotions out.

. Do you listen to the person? Or is it just about you? Think about that, and when your talking to your person, spend 5 minuets talking about yourself then 5 minuets listening to your person. They will really appreciate it and will want to know more about you.

. Save time by helping clarify information, avoid conflicts and misunderstandings.

. Relieve negative emotions. When emotions are running high, if the speaker feels that he or she has been truly heard, it can help to calm them down, relieve negative feelings, and allow for real understanding or problem solving to begin.

. Avoid interrupting or trying to redirect the conversation to your concerns, by saying something like, “If you think that’s bad, let me tell you what happened to me.” Listening is not the same as waiting for your turn to talk. You can’t concentrate on what someone’s saying if you’re forming what you’re going to say next. Often, the speaker can read your facial expressions and know that your mind’s elsewhere.

. Avoid seeming judgmental. In order to communicate effectively with someone, you don’t have to like them or agree with their ideas, values, or opinions. However, you do need to set aside your judgment and withhold blame and criticism in order to fully understand a person. The most difficult communication, when successfully executed, can lead to the most unlikely and profound connection with someone.

. Show your interest. There's no point in listening if your texting! You need to make your person comfortable. Even if it is boring, make it interesting, ask questions that you don't know on the subject. Nod occasionally, smile at the person, and make sure your posture is open and inviting. Encourage the speaker to continue with small verbal comments like “yes” or “uh huh.”

. Practice observing people in public places, such as a shopping mall, bus, train, café, restaurant, or even on a television talk show with the sound muted. Observing how others use body language can teach you how to better receive and use nonverbal signals when conversing with others. Notice how people act and react to each other. Try to guess what their relationship is, what they’re talking about, and how each feels about what is being said.

I hope this has been a helpful article. Good luck!