Interpersonal Communication – The KEY To Building Relationships!

jennifer avilesBy interpersonal communication expert, Jennifer Aviles

Interpersonal Communication is a skill we use when engaged in face-to-face communication with someone.

Interpersonal Communication includes communication skills such as:

Verbal, Non-Verbal, Listening Skills, Emotional Intelligence, Team-work, Negotiation, Persuasion, Influential Skills, Conflict Resolution, Mediation, Problem Solving and Decision-Making.

Most of us engage in some form of interpersonal communication on a regular basis. How well we communicate with others is a measure of our interpersonal skills.

Per the title of this article, it is the KEY to building relationships, and can be used to:

  1. Give and collect information
  2. Influence attitudes and behaviors
  3. Obtain contacts and maintain those relationships
  4. Express our needs and understand others
  5. Give and receive emotional support (show empathy)
  6. Make decisions and solve problems
  7. Assist in making decisions and solving problems
  8. Predict behavior
  9. Regulate power
  10. And more!

To improve your interpersonal communication today:

  1. Pay attention to HOW you say something.

Be mindful of your tone, facial expressions, and gestures.

  1. Be a good listener.

Don’t interrupt the speaker and show you are listening by nodding or asking appropriate questions.

The use of material has been provided from articles such as: concordia.edu and skillsyouneed.com

 

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