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jueves, 26 de diciembre de 2013

How to Improve Business Communication Skills

Tips to Improve Business Communication Skills

Business communication can be defined as “communication used to promote a product, service, or organization, relay information within the business, or deal with legal and similar issues.” In other words, it is that critical thing that enables exchange of ideas and allows a business to reach out to customers. As is quite evident, without proper business communication, there can be no business success. After all, what use is a revolutionary product unless the business is able to convey its advantages and attract customers?

Here are some tips to improve business communication skills:

1. Get expert advice
There are numerous firms that offer business communication training for executives. Before choosing one, try to do some research on what they offer, who their customers are and what they cost. If you are looking for an executive training firm in Chile, you cannot go wrong with Executive English Solutions (http://www.ees.cl/). Here, you will learn all aspects of business communication – memos, letters, emails, presentations, RFPs (Request for Proposals), etc.

2. Watch business programs
Whether it is your local business channel or an international one like CNBC, you can learn a lot about business communication by watching the anchors and presenters go about their work.

3. Volunteer to give presentations
A study had identified that more people fear speaking in public than they fear death. In order to overcome this fear, it is necessary to take risks. The first step would be to volunteer to give presentations, an integral component of business communications. Of course, you must learn to work before you can run, and hence, should start off with presenting to a small audience where any shortcomings won’t affect your career.

4. Practice, practice, practice
Like every field of human endeavor, success in business communication depends on practice. Even the most experienced speaker practices his speech multiple times before going on stage. Try to get some like-minded friends together to practice the art of business communication. For speaking practice, you can use the mirror.