5 Ways to Enhance Verbal Communication:
1/ Take time to listen to what the other person has to say – do not interrupt them.
2/ Actively listen to them - this is more than just allowing them to speak, it means listening carefully to what they say. Take notice of what they are trying to communicate and attempt to understand their perspective.
3/ Think about how you are going to respond - take your time to reply. Do not hurry.
4/ Speak clearly - when you have your reply, communicate it clearly.
5/ Allow them or others to have their say. Take note of their body language and respond accordingly.
If you would like some more communication tips, please see our Family and Relationships Counselling ebook.