The best way to learn how to be a great communicator is by watching people who are already good at it.
Look for people who have the following qualities:
They listen. They don’t just wait until they can talk again. They’re listening, waiting to hear what you have to say, and then responding to your point of view.
They say what they mean and mean what they say. They’re direct and honest, and when they make an apology, it means something.
They’re flexible and open-minded in their approach to problems. They don’t get stuck on their own ideas because they know that there are always other ways of looking at things.
They use positive language — not negative or critical language — when communicating with others (and themselves). For example: “I want this done,” instead of “This needs doing.”
Do you know people who do this will? Start looking at them a bit closer and learn from them!