As a professional, your communication skills can make or break your career. No matter how much you excel in your technical skills, if you can not say it right or write effectively, it’s time to look into Business Communication Training.
There are many corporate training programs available online and offline to help you with your business communication skills. Talk to someone at HR (Human Resources) department of your organization to learn what corporate training programs are available at your workplace.
If you’re self-employed, or your company doesn’t believe in offering corporate training programs, try to find a suitable communication skills program on your own.
Here are some of the aspects of business communication training that I cover:
Body language and Gestures – Even if you don’t open your mouth, or write anything, your body is communicating with everyone around you. Maybe it’s the way you stand, lean against a wall, gesture with your hands or eyes, or simply stare, you ARE sending out signals, and people around you ARE reading those signals, LOUD and CLEAR.
So getting a control on your body language is the first step in conquering your business communication skills.
Assertiveness Skills – Do you have difficulty saying “NO’? Most people do. So it’s not about being a coward by saying “yes” to everything and everyone. All you need is a boost in your assertiveness skills to understand AND say “No” when it’s required.
Personal Impact training – What is your personal image at your workplace? Are your colleagues afraid of you, joke about you behind your back, or love being friends with you?
Your personal image is your personal impact at your workplace. It affects the working dynamics in the office, but plays an important role in your job satisfaction. So it is essential to project the kind of image you want, rather than confusing others with a jumbled image.
Business Networking skills – Networking is essential to succeed as a professional and as a business (especially if you’re self-employed running your own business). Business networking is connecting with like-minded professionals in your line of work, who can recommend, help, or collaborate with you (or your business) down the line.
For networking, it’s important you understand the kind of etiquette and grooming skills expected from someone in your respective line of work, and that’s what business networking skills’ training does for you.
There are many more aspects to business communication training. As an image consultant, it becomes my duty to improve your listening, responding, and presenting skills – verbal and non-verbal, to make you more successful at your workplace and in your life.