“Don’t use words too big for the subject. Don’t say infinitely when you mean very; otherwise you’ll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite.”
― C.S. Lewis
In our previous blog, 4 smart ways to communicate effectively, we discussed primarily about the significance, challenges, competency, and the text that you choose you to read. Once you have the fundamentals aligned and are making progress with each passing day, you will come across different types of information. You will learn new words, phrases, and tackle sentences that may sound complex.
Let us discuss practical approaches by which you can overcome these hurdles and complexities enabling you to be fluent in English Communication.
Always remain focused on the text you read. It is therefore crucial for you to choose the text that you would like to read. There are various genres and writing styles.
Which one is your favorite, are you the type that delves into fiction, or are you inclined toward non-fiction? It is all a matter of choice.
Making an informed decision is best when you want to utilize your language skills and apply them to your daily activities and professional front. Always select materials that best suit your domain where they can be easily applied to your daily communication. Remain focused on that text and read between the lines.
READING OUT LOUD
It is a simple way of improving your spoken communication. When you practice and are thorough with the text you have read, you will be able to excel in pronunciation. Read texts aloud. It will enable you to identify gaps and identify areas where you find it difficult to communicate or express yourself. Practice words with repetition that will allow you to be clear.
PRACTICE CONSTRUCTING PHRASES
Constructing phrases is one of the basics tools for effective communication. What are phrases? The basic definition of Phrases according to Word Web a leading digital dictionary is “an expression consisting of one or more words forming a grammatical constituent of a sentence”. Try and construct sentences that would best suit our everyday conversation, either at home or at the workplace.
This is a simple task but makes a big difference in improving your communication skills. Taking notes of what you read, certain words, terms, or sentences that will help you retain through note-taking. It is an effective method which will make you progress with time. Try and identify a text that expands your vocabulary and helps with your diction.
JOURNAL YOUR THOUGHTS
Describing your thoughts and putting them into words is, by far the easiest start that will enhance your communication skills. You will require descriptive skills to present yourself and become an able communicator. If you are a novice in the field, try to use everyday objects or surroundings and list them. Take a look around and test yourself. Are you able to describe NOUNS around you? Accurate descriptions including color, objects, places, or feelings such as emotion, thought process, and even sentiments will enable us to get a good grasp of the language in entirety.
As the saying goes, ‘Practice makes the man perfect’. Keeping this in mind, you should challenge yourself daily, spend time reading, exercise patience, and continue learning. The results that will follow in the following weeks will leave you feeling amazed at how far you have come in a short span of time!