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5 Communication Skills That Help Me Get Better at Solving Problems
Communication helps you connect with other people who may have better expertise in the domain area in which you're attempting to solve the problem.
When you communicate well, you can extract the right information to help you make critical decisions to solve the problem.
The better you are at communication, the faster you can solve your problem.
Some communication skills that help you become a better communicator are:
Ask great questions. The greatest communicators don't know everything, but they know how to get everything. And to do that, they always learn to ask great questions to get what they need.
Listen for the key information and to fill your knowledge gap. Great communicators focus on the key information that can improve and strengthen their understanding of the subject.
Ask follow-up questions. A great communicator can ask follow-up questions or lead-up questions to learn in depth.
Present your point of view and look for critical feedback. Great communicators are open to share what they know and open to receiving any feedback they get from other people.
Make the other person feel comfortable sharing their best answer with you. Great communicators are also able to get people to talk and feel comfortable sharing their best secrets with them.
When I was building my online business, there were so many things that I had to solve along the way, from getting the business started to grow the business, marketing my products, selling, closing, and many others. Each of those domains consists of plenty of problems that I don't have the capacity to solve. One day I decided to reach out to business coaches and people who have done that before to ask for help. By talking to the right people, which took a lot of courage and communication skills, I was able to get the solution and execute on it.
Even though I spent around $5,000 to get those solutions, I was able to find the answer faster and save time to execute, and potentially save more money down the road. I learned what to spend and what not to spend just by finding the right business coaches, talking to them, and asking them to help me navigate the right path.
Communication is an essential skill for any person to learn and develop. It takes time to become a great communicator, but with the right mindset, commitment, and dedication, anyone can get better with their communication, which can help them solve many problems facing this world.