Communication skills are an absolute must for any business. It is
not only necessary for senior executives but also essential for
middle level and lower level management executives.
A senior level executive has to communicate with investors and
managers. At the lower levels one has to communicate effectively
with their peers.
For selling any product or services good communication skills are a
must. It is not the most intelligent and capable people who succeed
in business. People who can communicate and make good impression are
the one's to succeed.
Good communication skills are not just considered an additional
weapon in your armory, but they are absolutely essential to succeed.
negotiate any deal, to meet the suppliers and get the best terms
and conditions or to meet your own teams to generate ideas for the
next quarter, good communication skills come in very handy.
In business people generally have a quite a few issues to sort out
with their clients, government agencies and suppliers etc. Good
communication skills are required to resolve any of these issues
If your communication skills are inadequate it would be hinder your
ability to resolve these issues successfully. Communication skills
require listening capabilities. So is the ability to speak
skillfully is not very easy. Particularly talking to an angry set of
people or frustrated people could be far more difficult.
Communication skills have to be developed and honed over a period of
time. Even though most people in business think that they are good
communicators, this does not have to be necessarily true.
You have to identify the defects in your communication skills and
modify it, while retaining the good parts.
If you are a good communicator people will listen to you and engage
you in a dialog. It means that you will be confident of facing any
The author has a master's degree in science blogs