Financial Conversation Podcast
About This Show
Welcome to Financial Conversation, the podcast where the topic of money is anything but taboo. Our hosts, Kayla, Erin, and Chonce talk openly about how to increase your income through a thriving business or side hustle, successes and failures, budgeting and saving, and how to manage it all. They believe the secret to living a fulfilling life is being intentional with your finances, whether you're a saver or a spender. So grab a seat, and let’s talk money!
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FCP S2E13 - Can Effective Communication Improve Your Life?
The importance of effective communication is undeniable. But, how do you know if you are actually an effective communicator? In this week's episode of the podcast, we discuss the importance of communication, how to be a good communicator, and how to solve communication problems with the people in your life. Being able to communicate effectively can help avoid miscommunications and help you get the things you truly want in life. Here are 5 keys to communicating effectively. Don't Talk, Listen You may be surprised to learn that the first key to communicating effectively is to practice good listening skills. Unfortunately, many of us don't practice good listening skills most of the time. Rather than listening and comprehending what people are saying to us so we can then process and respond appropriately, we are simply waiting for our turn to talk. When you do this, there may be repeats in the conversation, plus your conversations will never be deep or meaningful. Next time you are communicating with someone verbally, don't think about what you'll say when it's your turn to talk. Instead, focus on truly listening to the other person while they are talking. Speak Simply and Clearly When it is your turn to talk, make sure to speak simply and clearly. Use common language and don't use niche terms or abbreviations. People often use complicated words or niche terms in an effort to sound smart or sophistated, but all it really does is turn people off. Simple word choices with clear meanings are the best way to communicate effectively. Get to the Point Similarly, don't beat around the bush. Get the point quickly, but also without leaving out anything important or relevant. The best conversations are those that have the right amount of details, but not so much that they drag on and on. Especially when asking for something you want, be clear and get to the point. Use Good Body Language Another important thing to do to be an effective communicator is to use good body language and understand the body language of those with whom you are speaking. Make yourself open to the conversation rather than crossing your arms or legs or turning your body away from the conversation. Make eye contact and make an effort to seem alert and interested.