Communication is an integral part of daily life and positive communication is an integral part of communication skills. Positive communication is any kind of communication that shows positive response or actions from the intended listeners. It has a power to turn negative feelings in to positive thoughts and helps you in creating a good impression. Communicating in a positive way is very important for everyone as it helps them in their career growth. Here are some tips to communicate positively:
Do not use negative words: This is one of the major mistakes that most of us do while speaking. Avoiding usage of negative words might be harder, but it can be achieved through practice. Avoid using words like ‘cannot’, ‘will not’ etc while speaking. If you really have to use these words in your conversation, phrase the sentence in a manner that conveys your message positively. Do not force people to do tasks and also avoid using negative words like ‘you should’, ‘you should not’, ‘you must’, ‘you must not’ etc. Nobody likes being forced to do work. So, try to rephrase the sentence by using some positive words like ‘can we’, ‘shall we’ etc. Using these kind of words will not only create a positive vibe, but will also motivate them in working better.
Look at the positive aspects: You may come across many conversations which include both positive and negative elements. Instead of thinking negatively, try to identify some positive aspects and include them in your conversation. Also maintain a positive attitude as having a positive attitude will help you in communicating positively.
Recommend substitutes and solutions: You may face situations where you cannot find a way to communicate positively. In such situations, look for the alternatives and try to find out a solution. Never feel shy to accept responsibilities of outcomes from your actions. If you try to put your fault on somebody else’s shoulders, it may lead to unpleasant situations and you might feel guilty later.
Don’t criticize people: Don’t be critical about other’s mistakes, this will create differences among you and your colleagues as they may also take a chance to criticize you at times. Therefore be positive and think positively about other people. It will not only help you in looking at their positive light, but also act as a positive vibe in boosting them to look at your efforts more positively.
Having a positive image is very important to have a successful career. So, always be positive, maintain a positive attitude, sound helpful and be helpful. Try to adapt the positive aspects of communication and use them in your conversations. This will surely help in you learning to communicate positively and improve management skills.