Good Communication Equals Good Business
Communication is a vital tool. Good communication equals good business. How else can you expect to run a successful business if you don’t know how to talk to people?
I’ve always heard that your ideas are as good as your ability to communicate them, so it’s important to master the art of effective communication. Robert Kent, former dean of Harvard Business School, has said that “In business, communication is everything.”
You could have an excellent product, but if you’re unable to promote it and your services successfully, the possibilities of growing and expanding become limited.
Relaying accurate information is very important, so you have to know your product inside and out. But you also have to be passionate about what it is your doing. You have to believe in it, in order to get others to believe it too. Failure to communicate properly and effectively can result in loss of clients, sales and future business ventures.
How can a public speaker be expected to get up in front of his/her audience to deliver their message when they don’t know what it is they’re trying to inform people about? How can a sales person sell clothes when they don’t know anything about the design, the fabric, how to wear it, what to wear it with and where to wear it to?
We live in such an advanced technological time that communicating with people, either by written or oral communication, has become quite simple. We do it everyday, whether it’s through the use of social media, email, blogs, text messaging, or a simple phone call -- there are many ways to deliver a message. The key is not only being able to communicate your message, it’s about the deliverance, which will in turn bring in results.
Another part of good communication is knowing how to ask the right questions. You have to know your client’s needs before you can sell your product/services. Do your research, don’t go in blind. Once you know what their needs are, you can then offer them the services you think will benefit their business.
Be sure to address any problems. If a client is unhappy, ask them why and what you can do to help find a solution. Your willingness to address the issue and face the problem, allows your clients to see that you care and are serious about them and their business.
Be confident, shake hands firmly, smile and make eye contact when communicating with your clients. Don’t try to be someone you’re not, find what works best for you and own it. Don’t be afraid, relax and be yourself.
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