As accounting professionals take on more visible roles within their organizations, the ability to communicate has become increasingly important. They must be able to deliver messages to diverse audiences — including senior management, clients and colleagues — and express their ideas through a variety of channels, such as memos, presentations and reports.
While not everyone is an award-winning writer or completely comfortable speaking in front of a group, there are steps that can be taken to improve. Following are seven tips for enhancing your communication skills:
- Learn the basics. One of the keys to effective communication is using proper grammar in your conversations and writing. Even if this isn't your strong suit, reading any of the number of books available on the subject can help you quickly master it.