How do you communicate to be understood?

You let people speak, you don't talk over them, and you listen. That way, they will feel there is open communication and that you're not hiding anything or jumping to conclusions. Confirm what you heard and what you understood, then make that the basis of your conversation and respond accordingly in a concise manner.

Speak Smoothly, Clearly & Confidently

  1. Take a deep breath. Calm yourself down before you start speaking, so that your lungs won't run out of air. 
  2. Articulate your words. 
  3. Speak more slowly. 
  4. Practice your grammar. 
  5. Expand your vocabulary.
  6. Think before you speak. 
  7. Speak with inflection.