Topic 2 The main elements of an effective communication

Effective communication considered the act in which sender and receiver have the same meaning of the message. In this way the message is successfully delivered, received and understood. It also includes non-verbal communication and the ability to understand the recipient feelings as well as and your emotions, engaged listening and ability to speak assertively. Please watch the following video, in order to explore more the meaning of an effective communication.

Characteristics of an effective communication


Communication requires listening.  People feel valued when they feel heard.  The biggest benefit of talking the least is you learn the most. Whenever we listen to others, most times we get the chance to absorb and learn something new.

Non-verbal communication

A message is not only made by words.  Body language is an appropriate  communication tool. It should help you convey your words. It includes, voice’s tone, hand gestures or eye contact. Signals of body language give an insight into other person’s feelings.

Be Clear and Be Concise

Whatever communication channel, you should use as few words as possible. Using so much words involves the risk the listener will either lose focus or just be unsure as to what it is that you want.

Be confident

If you’re scared and you’re acting unsure about what you’re talking about, it won’t be communicated effectively to the audience. Confidence underpins all effective communication. Other people will believe you will do as you say if you sound confident.

Be personable

In a face to face communication , if you ask a personal question to the other you will encourage him to engage in honest, open communication.


Concerns the ability of understanding and sharing someone else’s feelings. Even if don’t agree with their opinions, it’s necessary for an effective communication to respect their view.

Always Have An Open Mind

Even it’s difficult to be achieved, an effective communicator should be flexible and has an open mind in the approach of every issue. In this way, ensure  honest and productive communication.

Give and Receive Feedback

Receiving feedback helps you know if the message you wanted to communicate has been received in the intended manner.  Listening carefully the feedback  and act positively on it ,it will increase you motivation.