Communicating Effectively Merced CA

Success often comes to those who know what to say, when to say it and how to say it. And those with talent who don't communicate effectively often never get the satisfaction of fulfilling their potential.

The Alliance SBDC - Merced
(209) 381-6557
3600 M St. TCC Box 103
Merced, CA
 
Center for International Trade Development
(562) 938-5021
4900 E. Conant Street, Bldg O-2, Suite 108
Long Beach, CA
 
Napa County SBDC
(707) 253-3210
1556 First Street, Suite 103
Napa, CA
 
Northern California Regional SBDC
(707) 826-3919
1 Harpst Street, House 71
Arcata, CA
 
Orange County / Inland Empire Regional SBDC
(714) 278-2719
800 N. State College Blvd., SGMH 5313
Fullerton, CA
 
Northeastern California SBDC at Los Rios Community College
(916) 563-3220
1410 Ethan Way
Sacramento, CA
 
San Diego & Imperial Regional Network
(619) 482-6388
900 Otay Lakes Road, Bldg. 660
Chula Vista, CA
 
Small Business Development & International Trade Center
(619) 482-6391
880 National City Blvd., Suite 103
National City, CA
 
Alameda County SBDC
(510) 208-0410
1330 Broadway, Suite 705
Oakland, CA
 
CSU Bakersfield SBDC - Bakersfield
(661) 861-7951
2000 K Street, Suite 300
Bakersfield, CA
 

Communicating Effectively

Success often comes to those who know what to say, when to say it and how to say it. And those with talent who don't communicate effectively often never get the satisfaction of fulfilling their potential.

In the busyness of life and work, we can sometimes forget the impact of our words. A few words spoken hastily can ruin a relationship or an opportunity. So can a few words gone unspoken. Sometimes the people around you need to hear you speak clearly about where you stand on certain issues or how you feel about them. The missing piece that will solidify success is in your relationships, job or entrepreneurial endeavors may be right under your nose! I have five simple ideas to share with you this week about the words that come out of your mouth:

1. Learn when to be quiet. Some of us are more inclined to speak than others, but those who find the most success are often those who know when to be quiet. There may be a situation in your life right now that is hindered and not helped by more talking. Don't be afraid of silence. Sometimes life's best answers appear when we are quiet enough to listen.

2. Give yourself time to think. We have all heard the saying, "think before you speak." Consider this a reminder that it is always wise to consider the impact your words will have after they are spoken. Think of the best way to communicate what you need to say before you even open your mouth. Even when you are in a conversation and must respond...

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