It is also important to learn how to relax, and we have a series of pages covering Relaxation Techniques.
Our section: Conflict Resolution and Mediation can help here. You must also then listen to their replies, and if necessary, clarify further. Deliver your words clearly. Good listeners use the techniques of clarification and reflection to confirm what the other person has said and avoid any confusion.
Maintain a positive, cheerful attitude to life: when things do not go to plan, stay optimistic and learn from your mistakes.
The best way to rapidly and reliably relieve stress is through the senses—sight, sound, touch, taste, smell—or movement. In sociological terms it is communication strategy which is goal-oriented.
Effective communication is therefore a key interpersonal skill and learning how to improve your communication has many benefits. That is not, however, to say that it is not worth starting the journey. Our eBooks are ideal for anyone who wants to learn about or develop their communication skills, and are full of easy-to-follow practical information and exercises.
However, an awareness of emotions, both positive and negative, can definitely improve communication. Nonverbal communication, or body language, includes facial expressions, body movement and gestures, eye contact, posture, the tone of your voice, and even your muscle tension and breathing.
Accept compliments graciously, learn from your mistakes, ask for help when needed. It therefore requires both speaking and listening, but also—and perhaps more crucially—developing a shared understanding of the information being transmitted and received.