It this ever changing world of job search, many people have ignore the importance of communication. There are crucial things that you need to say to the right people in order for you to find the job, make a first good impression, and convince them that you are the right one for the job. In addition to that, you will also need to negotiate with them your new salary package. In order to ensure that this is communicated effectively, it has to look natural and also in a persuasive manner. Not everyone is a born presenter or a has a confidence level of an expert in public speaking, therefore the best way to overcome any communication blunders is to rehearse your speech.
You most likely shrug of the idea and say that rehearsing for a speech or dialog is only for a room full of people. But think again, in a job search, there are topics which you need to cover during an interview. That is why you should plan and rehearse beforehand, even for telephone cold calls, interview questions, and introductions or even during the questions and answer section.
One of the most basic yet important ways to give a polish and professional verbal communication is to script it out fist. Write down the important facts that you would like to cover in the topic first. After that start filling in the words so that the communication seem more natural. Avoid being stiff when coming out with the script. The best policy is to keep it simple and natural. No one is going to punish you if you use simple terms. You will most likely sound like someone that is clueless if you were to use bombastic words that you have no idea what it meant in the first place.
After you have completed your script you will need to ensure that it sounds natural. One of the best ways is to actually read it out loud. Sometimes a sentence might look good on paper, but it does not sound too natural when read out loud. If it does not sound like something you would say, revise it again. Continue this process until your script is perfect. That way when you actually come face to face with the person that you need to communicate with, it will come naturally.
In order to make a better impression during the conversation, you will have to memorize your script. You do not have to memorize word by word, but just the important section of the script. If you have read it and rehearse it many times, it will normally come natural to you. Have you wondered why you can remember the lyrics to your favorite song effortlessly? That is because you listen to the song many times and sing along to the song as well. This brings us to out next important point.
It might sound weird at first, but you should consider recording yourself as you rehearse this conversation. That way you can play it back, listen and analyze what needs to be change. The more you listen to yourself, the more aware you are of your weakness and therefore you can improve upon it.
Practicing communication is an ongoing process. You will have to do it a couple of times before you get it right. Sometimes you can simply just strike up a conversation with someone while waiting for the train to work or someone at the grocery store. This is to boost your self confidence just in communication with a different individual. When you need this skill the most for example during a job interview, you are prepared.