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The 10 Essential Effective Communication Skills You Need in Business and Life

10 Essential Communication Skills for Surviving and Thriving in Education, Job Interviewing, Jobs, Relationships and Life!

Finding your voice, it’s one of the most vulnerable things you can do. Public speaking is one thing, but speaking your truth is another thing entirely! To truly be comfortable saying what you need to say is challenging, but it’s one of the most freeing things that can ever happen to you. I’d love to help you learn how to master these 10 essential effective communication strategies. Don’t hesitate to reach out if I can.
Here are the 10 essential effective communication skills you need to master, once you do, no matter who you have to deal with or what throws you, you’ll have more freedom than you ever had before.

The 10 Effective Communication Skills that will give you freedom and benefit beyond measure.  Mastery of these will also give you tremendous freedom from and skill in dealing with challenging people.  How do you rank on these?

One: Verbal Communication-Ability to say what you need to say, beautifully, with integrity and credibility.

Two: Non-Verbal Communication-Actions, not words and do they line up with the message, delivered with clarity.

Three: Active Listening-Really listening to someone else and reflecting on what they say.

Four: Expressing Feelings-Being able to express you needs, wants, desires, hopes and dreams.

Five: Giving Feedback without being defensive and blaming-Ability to be honest with others in a helpful way without any agenda but with the sole purpose of helping and seeing them thrive.

Six: Receiving Feedback with gratitude-Knowing that everyone has an opinion, not taking feedback as personal attacks and having the ability to cull through what is important and should be applied for your growth.

Seven: Negotiation and the ability to say no (or right of refusal)-Being able to say no and feel okay about it, having the ability to operate from a place of knowing there is give and take and being okay with that.

Eight: Conflict Management-Knowing how to communicate concerns and intervene in a calm, rational and reasonable manner.

Nine: Assertiveness Skills-Having the ability to stand up for yourself and ask for what you need, want, desire etc…

Ten: Empathy-Truly understanding where another person comes from, accepting, no judgement.
I’ll cover each one of these in detail over the next few days with tips to strengthen your skill in each are in preparation for the holidays, which can be stressful on communication. If you want a crash course, don’t hesitate to reach out. 4 sessions and 30 videos for mastering effective communication can be found at