The 6 Key Factors to Successful Communication


Communication – The Human connection – Is the Key to Personal and Career Success

Paul J. Meyer

Communication is a two-way street. This means that both the person communicating and the person being communicated to have to participate. Communication happens when information is shared between two people. Since communication is a two-way street, successful communication relies just as much on the person receiving the message as it does on the person sending the message.

When most people think of communication, they probably think of talking, or verbal communication. However, it is important to remember that talking is not the only form of communication. In addition to verbal communication, you communicate non-verbally with body movements and facial expressions. Communication can also be in written or electronic form.


With each form of communication there are different rules to guide you and help you become a better communicator. Good communication skills not only help to improve your personal relationships, but also your success in the workplace. This six part blog series will cover the following six rules of effective communication.

1. Listening
2. Verbal Communication
3. Nonverbal Communication
4. Emotional Awareness
5. Written Communication
6. Communicating in Difficult Situations

Stay tuned for our upcoming blog posts about communication! In the mean time if you are interested in learning more, sign up for one of our Soft Skills 101 webinars:

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By |2017-04-30T16:18:21+00:00May 6th, 2016|Emotional Intelligence, Soft Skills|1 Comment

About the Author:

Terry Schmitz is the founder and owner of The Conover Company. Terry has been involved in the development of assessments for both education and corporations for over 30 years. He has developed hundreds of job-specific assessment systems that link to skill building systems.

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