HOW TO BE AN EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATOR?
Hello everyone! I am Teacher Micah from CNN International Language School. Today, I want to share some
tips on how to be an effective communicator.As you may know, being an effective English communicator doesn’t
mean that you have to speak in a fast manner.Let me give you some effective ways to be an effective
- Keep it short and simple.
Don’t beat around the bush. Be direct to the point. You should not say everything in details
if you just want to make it longer. Other ESL learners think that if they speak a lot,
they are an effective communicator, but it’s not. You just need to keep it short and simple.
And another thing, you don’t need to use“out-of-this-world” vocabularies to sound smart.
Use the easiest word as much as possible because you need to consider the English level
of the person whom you are talking to.
- Widen your vocabulary.
As I have said, you don’t need to use difficult vocabularies to communicate effectively. On the
other hand, you need to widen your vocabulary for listening to speakers in order for you to be
an effective English communicator. For instance, you are watching an American movie,
they used the word “peculiar” in a certain situation, of course, and this word has
a lot of similar meanings.Peculiar means unusual, not common, or rare. They can actually
use easy words,but remember,they are native English speakers, and English is their mother
language, difficult words for non-native English speakers are very common words for them.
Knowing a lot of words doesn’t mean that you have to use them. You need vocabularies
in able for you to understand what other people want to say,whether they are native English
speakers or not.
This is a very simple reminder, smile. No one would ever listen to you if you speak without
smiling. Listeners would find it boring or not interesting. Even they want to listen to you, they
would not because they might feel that the speaker’s not enthusiastic or not having interest
in what they say.
Being an effective communicator is the most important thing in communication. If you are an
effective communicator,you can avoid misunderstanding not only at work but in your daily
activities such as in restaurants, shopping malls,
airport and other places.
I hope you learned something from this! Thank you and have a good day!