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Communication, both oral and written, play a large role in any professional’s life. Here, some tips on how to communicate positively for success.
In today’s work world, we have to ask for what we want and need in order to have success.
But first, we need to talk.
As instant as today’s times may seem, the need for longevity and a long-term goals keep staring us in the face. Our laser sharp focus may remain a blurry, distant sight if not aligned with a plan for the future.
But where do these plans come from? I truly believe that your own career path is largely charted by your own inner compass, combined with the needs of the world. Your skill set has to match a certain demand at the workplace for you to achieve greater heights. Most of us would be professionally dead if not for a willing audience or a ready marketplace. This could be the value we provide to our employers or our client base.
My own personal journey as a professional and as an entrepreneur started on one basic premise: I wanted to work with language. I had just graduated with a Masters in English Literature and for me the world was literally a playground. I could enter the media, academics, become an author or simply pursue a higher degree. But a thirst to see my skill-set at play led me to enter the media.
Once at a job, I realised that if the focus was in place, success could soon be achieved. I climbed the ladder, reached the top and finally moved onto becoming an entrepreneur and freelance writer and editor. I am currently also an educator and work with an NGO to spread quality education among the lesser privileged in India.
When I assess my career path so far, there is just one point that surfaces every now and then – the need to communicate to succeed. Communication, both oral and written, play a large role in any professional’s life. For me, words were really my only tools, and the better I got at using them, the closer I came to reaching my goals.
In this article, I would like to list a few pointers in positive communication. And I emphasize positive because in any workplace and environment, keeping positive in our words, thoughts and deeds is crucial.
Remember to sign off with words that make the person want to return for more.
This post was originally published at The Way Women Work by Ritika Bajaj. Ritika is Founder of MeritC2 – Creatives & Communications. As well as running her own design and content house, Ritika is a freelance writer and editor. She is actively involved with a NGO in India called VIDYA that educates and empowers lesser privileged children, youth and women. In her spare time, she is a spiritual enthusiast and dabbles in poetry.
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