Communication Skills – The 6 Keys Of Powerful Communication

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Communication Skills – The six essential components you need to master in order to become a great communicator.

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Video Summary:
Issues in communication can be devastating to careers and intimate relationships. Conversely, remedying communication issues will reap rewards for your whole lifetime. Six key areas sum up the most common failures that contribute to communication issues.

The six pillars of effective communication are: assertiveness, authenticity, open-mindedness, empathy, clarity and listening.

If you have something to say, say it assertively, so you will be taken seriously. Identify your values, boundaries, and own agenda, so that you can communicate them authentically. Smiling and being afraid to contradict someone may be interpreted as being inauthentic. Be open-minded to the positions of others, which helps you grow as a person.

Be empathetic to your listener, which builds common ground. The more clarity you use in communicating, the less likely it will be misconstrued. And don’t just hear; demonstrate active listening.

Disclaimer: All personal development advice and information is provided as-is and may not suit your specific circumstances. It may also contain errors or omissions. Neither, nor any of its employees, nor Leo Gura is liable in any way for any potential damages that may be incurred from this information. By listening to this advice you agree to take 100% responsibility for your life!


  1. livinginfaith75 says:


  2. Zoe Rastegar says:

    Great clip. Very useful and practical

  3. Jonah says:

    I've always seen and heard people using "CLARITY" in their communications and i have always been fascinated and wondered what that is and how they do it. Well thanks to you Leo, now i know. I'll work on that and incorporate it in my communication skills from now on. Thanks one again.

  4. Stanley Veus (ShutupStanley) says:

    Omg i love this video

  5. Kingdom Of Light says:

    Okay. I'm in a part of my life when I want to say things but I talk really low so I just stay quiet. I used to be so confident during school but people just got to me. I stopped talking when I always tried to make my friends happy and now I've lost my 2 closest friends because all they did was trash talk me. I dunno what to do anymore. My family doesn't help…all they do is call me a "loner" without knowing the reason why. My confidence and self esteem has decreased dramatically. I need to know myself all over again but I don't know where to start…

  6. Craig Busic says:

    This is a perfect introductory video for my Health classes as we enter the unit on healthy communication! I teach at a school for kids with various learning differences in Portland, OR. I'm so happy to have found this video! Thank you!

  7. WEI ZUO says:

    Could u try to add subtitles for us non native English speakers?

  8. sami hassan says:

    I used to be really nice to people because I didn't like to let them feel less or I don't care about them but after years people have grow up they have change almost of them become a real assholes now they treat me in a real bad way like if I am a child or something less the way they talk to me treat me really annoying they don't even care when I talk I know I have made mistake by being so nice now it's time to stop being nice …so should I stop being nice to those people ?

  9. anthony santhosh says:

    Very helpful in terms of delivering topics in more simpler more effective way.

  10. Shanice W says:

    I struggle with communication issues on a daily basis. As an aspiring politician I need to be more assertive and clearer when i am speaking. This video is very helpful.

  11. um jinhyun says:

    talk too much. Everyone in here came to improve their communication skills owning their own purpose. You don't need to equalize(?) why people in here need to build communication skills

  12. Vicente Carretero says:

    Hi, this video helped me a lot. I really have problems communicating with people (I really don't talk). But now I'm having problems at school trying to express my opinions to a group about a story we have to write. I disagree in some things, but I can't talk about it without the fear of creating an argument. There are some very stubborn people who want to make everything by themselves, and I don't want to remain silent like always.
    Any suggestions will be helpful! Thanks!

  13. Positive Learner says:

    Please make two videos one on interpersonal skills and other on intellectual skills. Thanks

  14. Hala Shahoud says:

    why talking that fast :3 relax

  15. nezha el says:

    Missed hearing your videos..

  16. damodaran munuswamy says:

    thanks for steps to practise for effective communication and improving life both in personal and professional life.


    Leo how about communications skills for non-native English speaker.

  18. Rigoberto Cordoba says:

    hey thank you, i actually was looking for find videos like this because i really want to improve my skills..

  19. vaishali singh says:

    hey this is nice keys for me..but how can we stop overthinging and start doing anything….could you please give me some idea about this……

  20. Mofo Outdoors says:

    The squeaky wheel gets the grease

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