Tips to Enhance Communication Skills

Effective Communication Tips: –

For any effective communication following factors must be considered: –

• It is important to make worthwhile contribution to the conversation so have clear purpose and objective of the conversation.

• Develop effective non verbal communication skills. Right smile, eye contact, posture, handshakes do create a positive impact.

• Make appropriate gestures with hands and face.

• While speaking and listening making an appropriate eye contact and looking into the eyes of the person with whom we are conversing can create a significant impact and make the interaction more successful as it coveys interest and courage.

• Being confident is vital.

• Try to break down barriers that exist in the communication process.

• Be clear and concise.

• Be firm about your opinions, views, ideas and suggestions so that it can be confidently conveyed.

• Ensure that your words, gestures, facial expressions and tone match with each.

• Analyse the audience before communication.

• Conveying right message to right person is important because what is critical or worthwhile to one individual may not be to another.

• Develop effective probing skills by asking the right questions.

• Take initiative yourself. Don’t wait for suppliers, customers, buyers etc to call you. Instead call them, take the initiative to start the conversation. It helps to build healthy two way effective communication between both the parties.

• Try to highlight critical points.

• Learn the art of dealing with difficult conversations.

• Ensure that you give and receive appropriate feedback.

• If the message is too lengthy, dis-organised or contains errors it can often be misunderstood, confusing and misinterpreted.

• Practicing good communication skill everyday is important as “Practice makes man perfect.”

In addition to the above attributes a good communicator also focuses on the following factors to enhance his/ her communication skills: –

1. Interpersonal Skills: –

• Such skills are used when engaged in face-to-face conversation with one or more persons. For effective Interpersonal skills not only verbal communication and effective speaking is vital but also our voice, on-verbal signals, gestures, facial expressions, body language, our appearance and active listening skills are significant.

• The advantage of having good Interpersonal skills is that it enables us to contribute effectively in groups and teams and become a ‘team player’.

• It builds a strong relationship with other members of the group and leads to better communication and building better rapport with others.

• Good Interpersonal skills also help to enhance our problem solving and decision making ability.

2. Presentation skills:

o Although we may use this skill infrequently, but for any management student who intends to become future business leader effective Presentation Skill is critical.

o There will be times in your life, when you need to present information to your customers, employees, buyers, trade unions, sellers, government employees, suppliers, agents or even overall community at large.

o They can either be individual or group of people in a formal or informal setting.

o Effective Presentation Skills requires good planning, preparation and practice.

3. Writing skills:

§ For any manager communication skills are not only limited to face-to-face direct verbal/ non verbal interactions with others but also good Written Communication.

§ It involves the ability to write clearly, concisely and effectively.

§ It involves avoiding grammatical errors, spelling mistakes, knowledge of formal and informal writing styles/ techniques, knowing the importance of structure in any business letter or report.

4. Personal Skills: –

ï It emphasis on improving self-esteem, building self confidence, developing positive attitude, knowing anger management and stress management techniques which helps in maintain a healthy body and mind and develop positive feelings about ourselves and helps to enhance our communication skills.

The Power Behind the Internet and How and Why It Was Invented

It is the miracle of ages. Speaking to people around the world in seconds and publishing one’s knowledge, opinions, and thoughts for free is an immense achievement. The question is why now and how and why was it invented? To answer that we must go back at least two millennia to the first mathematical calculations and follow the path of all inventions to the present.

There is another consideration, however, that is overlooked but stands out a mile in the context of a plan of the Spirit of the Universe. It is the ultimate power behind everything man does. While few hear of or contemplate this Supreme Being it is known to me.

Memory of reincarnation remains the motivation for the path my life took. Between lives while in the Spirit true understanding of the purpose of our being was shown to me. We are tested for our connection to that source and everyone is back as we approach the last days.

The majority are not spiritually connected and strive to achieve in wealth, power, and the control of others. They are the bullies and dictators, and those who like to be above others in achievements, social status, and lifestyles. We see them among the religiously correct and the Presidents and leaders of countries.

Those who are spiritually connected are more content with their lot in life and achieve in a different way. They are driven by the Spirit into inventions and creativity that is amazing. So it has been with the accomplishments behind the Internet.

From the first calculating machine in the Greek and Roman Empires and then slowly through much striving we have things like computers, electricity, and power. The telephone, radio, and even wars contributed to the final worldwide connection.

Was this from the Spirit? It was written thousands of years ago in prophecy and could only be so if it was planned. We are at that time when knowledge is free and all in the world is on an equal footing to see and hear the latest news instantly, as promised for the last days:

“In the last days it shall come to pass that the mountain of God shall be established in the top of the mountains and all people will flow unto it.” Micah 4:1

In ancient terms a mountain is a place of learning and the Internet sits above all such institutions and places where knowledge is stored. Not only that but the truth can no longer be hidden because of it. So the truth is setting people free and allowing the Spirit to penetrate otherwise their deaf ears and closed eyes. That fulfils another of God’s prophecies and proves why it was invented.

How to Improve a Cage Nuts Manufacturing Business

Train Employees.

Every cage nuts company should train their employees to make them more efficient and safe in the workplace. Besides training programs on the industry and the like, they could let new personnel work hand in hand with the more experienced staff so the latter can coach them and teach the best practices.

Mentoring and in-house training programs will provide them with value and support plus increase retention rate.

Ask for Feedback

Product managers who want to be the best in their field of work should ask for feedback from both customers and employees. While businesses should primarily look after the interest of customers, they should also align the company’s values and vision with that of their employees and market.

It would be useless to manufacture cage nuts that people have no interest in, or lose money on operations by not knowing the costs of producing an item or batch.

Continue to Improve

Cage nuts manufacturing companies might think that it is enough to make some modifications in their business processes and go ahead with developing their facilities. However, they should not be complacent but instead, have a plan to continuously improve the company with the use of Lean principles.

They should try to observe if there are any inefficient processes and tell their staff to highlight such problems in time for them to step in. It would be helpful if they could let their managers undergo basic Lean training so they can apply these principles.

5S Lean System

The 5S Lean system is among the most important for cage nuts manufacturers. They will have to sort through materials needed to complete different tasks, organize all things in a logical way to maximize productivity, keep the working area clean and orderly for it to shine, come up with a set of standards to measure quality, productivity, risk and waste then finally, sustain these new practices.

Though these may seem easy, it will require a trained senior manager, who will be responsible in delivering the 5S Lean system in order to get the reports needed to deliver more improvements.

Six Big Losses

Cage nuts manufacturers should make cost-cutting and waste management their top priorities. When employees or machinery are not efficient, they will let the company lose money, time and resources. In their plan to improve processes, they need to consider the different types of waste, which include breakdowns, waiting time, small stops and rejects, among others.

They should address the most problematic big loss then work their way through so they can manufacture their products more efficiently, at a much lower cost and in turn, minimize their expenses.