In many organizations, the start of a new business year means it’s time to establish your annual professional goals. Stuck on what goals to set? Put effective communication at the top of your list.
Professionals who consistently demonstrate their abilities as solid and confident communicators get noticed and are valued—both of which are extremely important in today’s highly competitive and challenging work environment.
Here are three communication-related goals to consider setting for yourself in the new year:
Brush Up on Your Presentation Skills
If your communications pain points are delivering presentations and speaking in public, make it your goal to become an accomplished and effective speaker. Remember: Work situations that require presentations and public speaking aren’t limited to large audiences. You’ll be called upon to speak in many different situations where you’ll want to shine—such as one-on-one conversations, team meetings or in small group gatherings.
Develop Your Writing Skills
Enhance the quality, readability and accuracy of your written communication by striving for absolute professionalism in all your writing. Some easy changes:
Consider Getting a Personal Coach
It’s a competitive world out there, and your communication skills may benefit under the direction of a personal coach. Many companies today offer leadership coaching to help their leaders maintain focus, gain poise and confidence and communicate more effectively with their teams.
Effective communication is one of the most sought-after skills in today’s workplace. Make it your personal and professional resolution this year to become an effective and accomplished communicator.
Ready to become a better communicator this year? Dardis Communications can help!