"Communication skills make you profitable."
That's the first note I wrote down after reading Pitch Perfect: How to Say it Right the First Time, Every Time by Bill McGowan and Alisa Bowman. Having strong communication skills is probably one of the most common desired skills for many jobs. Employers value solid written and oral communication because they allow one to build a collaborative relationship with coworkers.
Think about the last project that didn't go as smoothly as you wanted it to go. I'm willing to take a chance and say, better communication between the team members would have helped the project run better. McGowan says that two-thirds of ideas are rejected not because they're bad but because they were communicated poorly. There is a key formula for great communication. For McGowan, it's
"Perfection in communication is being real, casual, warm, and enthusiastic.”
Exude authenticity, it will help you become a better communicator.
Advice on How to Become a Better Communicator, According to Bill McGowan's Pitch Perfect
Finally, whenever possible practice your communication skills in a public setting:
"Be spontaneous as long as the personal and professional stakes aren't high. Life's low-key situations are perfect opportunities to try out new conversational material for the first time."
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