I’m celebrating right now because I’ve reached a milestone: I’ve written and published 50 articles full of tools, techniques and strategies to help my clients and my network achieve more success in their communication!
The tools, techniques and strategies I share are the very same ones I use myself to communicate on a daily basis, and these help me, and my business, to be successful. I use them when preparing proposals, training materials, and capabilities presentations. I use them when I participate in calls and meetings. And those ‘business’ communication skills help me in my personal communication as well.
How to summarize the best of the best content from 50 posts? It’s tough, but here goes:
Communicate clearly and concisely.
Develop a style that works in your business environment, communicate with consistent tone and quality, and add a dash of structure. Your communication will resonate with your audience. This article will help you assess how well you communicate: Are YOU An Excellent Communicator? 7 Fool-proof Signs
If you communicate clearly and concisely, you will …
Know your audience.
I’ve written it dozens of times in my articles. Understand their role in their company/business, what motivates them, and what their pain points are. Then you’ll know how best to serve them. How much should you know about your audience? Find out here: Knowing Your Audience is Key to Your Success
Because if you know your audience, you can …
Offer something that adds specific value.
Keeping your audience’s needs in mind means you will always, yes always, deliver valuable content. For me, that means sharing techniques and strategies that are proven, in over 150 workshops for more than 1500 participants. This article about slide techniques was read by over 600 LinkedIn members: 11 Smart Slide Creation Techniques Your Audience Will Thank You For
Sharing valuable content will help you to …
Whether it’s through face-to-face networking, social media, or picking up the phone. Strong, trustful relationships mean better results. Period. You’ll find your perfect customer, increase sales, increase satisfaction, and take pleasure in helping others achieve more. To find out more, try this article: Want a Better Business Relationship? Try These 5 Communication Strategies
To build relationships, you have to …
No one wants to be pushed into buying something from someone who is not passionate about what they do, and committed to excellence. Wake up every day loving what you do and change the world. Taste it, smell it, see it, live it. Want to be a communication superhero? Here’s my take on how to do it: 5 Characteristics of the Communication Superhero: How Do You Measure Up?
To be authentic you have to …
Because by learning and practicing, I improve my skills. I read, I listen, I watch. And then I implement. The learning becomes internalized, and I don’t have to think about and focus on implementing that particular thing anymore. It just comes naturally. If you want to learn more about writing effective, have a look at this article: 5 Mistakes You’re Making in Your Business Reports (And How to Fix Them)
By focusing on your communication skills, you will be more successful. I’m a believer.
If you want more communication tools, techniques and strategies, check out all of my articles.
Keep learning and keep communicating. You’ll impact, influence and inspire your business partners in positive ways that will help them achieve success, and in turn, will influence your own success.