Communicating Effectively Kalamazoo MI

Success often comes to those who know what to say, when to say it and how to say it. And those with talent who don't communicate effectively often never get the satisfaction of fulfilling their potential.

Western Michigan University
(269) 387-6004
3110 Schneider Hall
Kalamazoo, MI
 
Western Michigan University
(269) 387-6004
3110 Schneider Hall
Kalamazoo, MI
 
Washtenaw Community College SBTDC
(734) 547-9170
301 W. Michigan Avenue Suite 101
Ypsilanti, MI
 
Michigan SBTDC
(616) 331-7480
510 W. Fulton Street
Grand Rapids, MI
 
Eastern Michigan University SBTDC
(734) 487-0355
306 Gary M. Owen Building, 300 W. Michigan Avenue
Ypsilanti, MI
 
CEO Focus of West Michigan
(269) 870-0861
1700 Greenbriar Drive
Portage, MI
 
Michigan SBTDC
(586) 469-5118
1 S. Main Street, 7th Floor
Mt. Clemens, MI
 
Kettering University
(810) 762-9660
1700 W. University Avenue
Flint, MI
 
Grand Valley State University SBTDC
(616) 331-7370
401 W. Fulton, 286C
Grand Rapids, MI
 
Delta College Corporate Services SBTDC
(989) 686-9597
1961 Delta Road, H Wing
University Center, MI
 

Communicating Effectively

Success often comes to those who know what to say, when to say it and how to say it. And those with talent who don't communicate effectively often never get the satisfaction of fulfilling their potential.

In the busyness of life and work, we can sometimes forget the impact of our words. A few words spoken hastily can ruin a relationship or an opportunity. So can a few words gone unspoken. Sometimes the people around you need to hear you speak clearly about where you stand on certain issues or how you feel about them. The missing piece that will solidify success is in your relationships, job or entrepreneurial endeavors may be right under your nose! I have five simple ideas to share with you this week about the words that come out of your mouth:

1. Learn when to be quiet. Some of us are more inclined to speak than others, but those who find the most success are often those who know when to be quiet. There may be a situation in your life right now that is hindered and not helped by more talking. Don't be afraid of silence. Sometimes life's best answers appear when we are quiet enough to listen.

2. Give yourself time to think. We have all heard the saying, "think before you speak." Consider this a reminder that it is always wise to consider the impact your words will have after they are spoken. Think of the best way to communicate what you need to say before you even open your mouth. Even when you are in a conversation and must respond...

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