Expert communicators don’t just rely on words. How the words are delivered can be as important, or even more important, for skillful communication. In order to exude professionalism, confidence, and commitment during presentations or on video calls, it’s essential to understand paralinguistics.
Paralinguistics delves into the aspects of spoken communication beyond words, the exact same skills and abilities Dardis helps participants discover and refine. When you’ve got nerves, they might impact the tone and pitch of your voice, distorting or even weakening your intended message. Dardis programs train professionals to firmly command their voice, meaning you can control tone and pitch to great effect. One of the other most challenging paralinguistic endeavors can be achieving a mastery of body language and facial expressions. Without the right image, poise, and delivery, positive impressions can be almost impossible to obtain. This contributes to why, according to Forbes, almost 80 percent of professionals endure behavior-changing fear during and before speaking publicly.
The best ways to overcome these hurdles? Practice and advanced training. Enter Dardis. Our range of professional programs are here to help you conquer fear. Side-step the butterflies with our Leadership Presentation & Image Skills program. Or, our Personal Coaching program connects rising professionals with one of Dardis’ executive coaches. With us by your side, you’ll gain the professional polish that’s necessary for next-level achievement. And don’t overlook the importance of virtual communication skills in modern contexts. Our Virtual Communication Skills training positions communicators for success, and, like many of our workshops, they’re available both online and in live workshop formats.
As a professional and leader, you are not writing to impress. You are writing to express. We understand the temptation to write long flowing sentences. The more words, the more likely your audience understands your message, right? Wrong. Succinct messaging can elevate a mediocre communicator to a transcendent one. Consider these three tips to help get you started.