Do you know what is number one fear that even outruns the fear of flying, financial ruin, sickness, heights and even death?
It’s Public Speaking!
It is believed that around 75% of people have been found to be dreaded by this fear also called glossophobia.
“According to most studies, people’s number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you’re better off in the casket than doing the eulogy.” – Jerry Seinfeld
The fear of public speaking, also known as stage-fear, takes a huge toll on a person’s self-confidence and self-esteem. To some people, it is so dreadful that they rather opt to leave the job or pass up a promotion. The primary reason behind this stage-fear is the lack of communication skill.
Many people are curious as to how wealthy, celebrated leaders, such as self-made billionaires achieved their success. Warren Buffett, widely regarded as one of the most successful investors in history, considers communication skills priceless.
“If you can’t communicate and talk to other people and get across your ideas, you’re giving up your potential. You have to learn to communicate in life – it’s enormously important.” – Warren Buffett
It has been proven that any relationship in the world, may it be the relationship with client or vendor or family or friends or relatives or society, any problem can be solved with the power of communication. Right and effective communication is the most powerful yardstick to all your problems. In fact, communication is the most preferred tool used by the millionaires.
It is not an overstatement to say that rich people communicate effectively. So, how rich people communicate? One continues to be poor because of his/her habits. Yes, if you can work diligently toward honing this skill, you can become rich.
Communication is one area where rich people score very high compared to poor. Research shows that most poor people lack communication skills. It proves that majority of poor people are more self-concentrated.
This makes them uninteresting for other people. Being only self-concentrated does not help the communication chain. Try talking to people more about themselves and you will see that communication flows more smoothly and fruitfully. As majority of poor people are more egoistic they prefer thinking and talking more about themselves. This is very damaging when it comes to building relationships. Self-ego does not help in building relationships.
So it will not be wrong to comment that wrong communication habits keep people poor. So how rich people communicate in their day to day life?
They know how to speak simple and clear. They use the words with great accuracy and what they say always has deep meaning. You can study the whole dictionary and learn the meaning of each word, but speaking pompously you kill opportunities with your own hands. In short, millionaires never drown people in a sea of verbiage.
6 steps to Effective Communication
Effective communication is more than just the exchange of information from the sender to the receiver. Communication is a two-way process. Thoughts and feelings need to be clearly articulated and shared for mutual understanding to be achieved.
It seems simple. Speak, be heard, and be understood. But ensuring that understanding is achieved is actually an art. Here are the six steps to achieving productive and meaningful communication every time.
- Identify the desired outcome
- Choose the best mode of communication
- Consider your tone
- Identify potential barriers
- Check for understanding
- Ask for feedback
What we try to communicate to others, and what others try to communicate to us, is usually not understood in the right spirit. Hence, most people fail to become good speakers. By learning these effective communication skills, we can better connect with your spouse, kids, friends, and coworkers. Last but not least, it can help you display your accountability in the coaching business and connect with more clients. This is a surer path to become rich over time.
This program helps you to hone your communication skill and become a celebrated public speaker.