Communication Styles and Public Speaking Techniques:- Communication is a process through which ideas, feelings, emotions are transmitted to a subject who will be considered the recipient. It happens that many times what we say is not the same as our interlocutor, so that there are different styles of communication. It will depend on the style we use to communicate, that our message is received as we wanted from the beginning and that we are not misunderstood. The efficient use of communication will favor our interpersonal relationships and strengthen the bonds that we develop throughout our lives.
Communication Styles in Business
There are several basic communication styles, but below are the the common ones.
- Inhibited or Passive Style
This is the one used by the person who, faced with a situation, prefers not to say anything, not to react, for fear of facing. Although it supposes a not to do, not to say, it communicates a feeling or an attitude of insecurity in front of a certain situation.
- The Assertive Style
This is the most balanced in communication, is between passive and aggressive style, those who use this style express their ideas clearly and directly. They know when to silence and when to express their points of view.
- The Aggressive Style
This one lacks all empathy, he who employs it has no interest in the other’s ideas, simply imposes his views, sometimes using intimidation and violence.
- The passive-Aggressive style
In this the person prefers to be silent and assumes a passive position but expresses their feelings in secret or other people.
All people assume some of these communication styles and will depend on who is our interlocutor or what is the subject that is being discussed.
Application of Communication Styles
In many cases a person may have an aggressive style in their home and be incredibly passive at work as it will depend on how confident and confident they feel in a given environment so that they can make their unconscious choice of communication style to use. Many times we prefer to keep quiet so as not to cause displeasure to other people or we are not sure that it is right to defend our points of view. However these behaviors only act to the detriment of ourselves and cause us anxiety and frustration.
However a person with a healthy self-esteem, who is confident and confident will always choose the assertive style. An assertive person will be able to always defend their points of view with firmness.
This is undoubtedly the most effective communication style, however it is almost impossible to be assertive in all situations and with all people. It would be well to try to be one in as many as we can, because it is the best way to pursue our interests and strengthen our ideas in the world.
Public Speaking Techniques
To achieve communication it is necessary to acquire a series of skills that will make the difference between a good or bad communication, in the personal or professional, because the goal of a good message is that it is delivered and understood by its recipient.
The preparation of the content to be developed in public is of paramount importance, because it will be the base with which the message will be built. A good speaker will determine what kind of content will be able to adjust more to the audience who will listen to his message, will ensure that his viewers study well and that, through what he says in his speech, an interest is created that will be constantly fed by the same speaker.
- Stage Mastery
A good speaker should not isolate himself in the environment where he is in contact with his audience, even with a well selected content, the speaker needs to be able to “click” with the majority (if not each) of those who They serve you, this is achieved through visual contact, good management of space and confidence when speaking properly what you want to convey.
- Improvisation Ability
When speaking in public situations can occur that were not foreseen, for this humor is a good incentive, it is important to always provide an impression of control and tranquility at the time of the speech, this will help make it more transparent.
A good way to defeat stage fright is to know as much as possible about the topic that will be exposed at the moment of a speech, if you include anecdotes or curious data where you can produce feedback, the interaction will be more beneficial because More information about whether or not the public (or someone in particular) agrees with what the speaker preaches and make the decision to change focus , or more support the argument that is being advocated at that time.
Mastering the above concepts, it is possible to provide the speaker with clarity in his language, security in his prose and general domain of his audience, because at that moment will effectively capture and transmit the message he chose to transmit.