5WPR President Gives Tips for Improving Communication Skills

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NEW YORK, March 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Dara Busch, notes the president of 5WPR, in a given work environment, each employee has their own tasks to perform, but everyone works to achieve the same goal. With a number of people working together, there is bound to be some kind of friction when it comes to agreeing on how to implement different strategies or ideas. The best way to succeed with the least friction is through communication. Through communication, everyone can listen to each other, openly share ideas and effectively reach agreement.

Active listening
It is important that everyone really listens when someone is speaking. If someone ends up writing an email while on a Zoom call, interrupting with their own thoughts, or even scribbling during a meeting, they’re not actively listening. Active listening means shutting out distractions while someone is talking and making eye contact with them. It also means waiting until he’s finished speaking, paying attention to the speaker’s body language and tone, and not planning an answer or question until he’s finished speaking.

Explain the reasoning
When a person in a managerial position asks another employee in his department to perform a certain task, he must also explain why he is being asked to do this task. Without explanation, the employee who is in charge may worry that they have performed poorly in the past and are now having problems when in fact the manager just needs them to keep working. Whatever the task and the reason behind it, it’s important to share why someone asks an employee to do certain things. This strategy is also useful for avoiding misunderstandings and misunderstandings within a team.

Effective meetings
If a company starts holding meetings every other day, there will be a lot of disgruntled employees. Improving communication skills within a company does not mean having more meetings, but rather making meetings more meaningful and effective. This means determining which meetings are essential to hold and which are preferable as an email to specific people. Holding ineffective meetings just wastes time, especially if people who aren’t supposed to attend are invited and need to be there. Each meeting should also have a clear plan to keep everyone on topic, it should end with defined and achievable tasks, and it should be followed up with the same people who attended, to ensure that everyone understands what to do. following.

Feedback
Open communication is a two-way street, which means that in addition to checking on employee progress and holding effective meetings, companies must also be open to employee feedback on their own performance. Feedback can happen through a regular survey that employees fill out anonymously or in a one-on-one meeting. Then, when feedback is received, it should be addressed in a way that minimizes the weaknesses described in the feedback, rather than ignoring employee feedback and moving forward as planned.

Dara Busch is president of 5WPR, a leading public relations agency.

About 5WPR
5W Public Relations is a full-service public relations agency in New York known for its cutting-edge programs that interact with businesses, issues, and ideas. With over 250 professionals serving clients in B2C (beauty and fashion, consumer brands, entertainment, food and beverage, health and wellness, travel and hospitality, technology, non-profit), B2B (corporate communication and reputation management), public affairs, crisis communication and Digital Marketing (Social Networks, Influencers, Paid Media, SEO). 5W was awarded the PR Agency of the Year 2020 award and offers large companies an ingenious, bold and results-oriented communication approach.

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