There are two types of communication- Verbal and non verbal. Both have there own significance for selection.
The first most common inappropriate verbal communication error is –
Um, ah, you know, and like are common filler words, and lots of freshers overuse these words. Listen to mock interviews or record your own mock interview. Listen, You will definitely come to know how bad they sound. Slowing down your talking speed will give you more time to yourself seek out the proper word, instead of diving into a filler word by default. Or you can use some conjunctions as fillers.
The second error that freshers commit in inapt verbal communication is ending statements on a wrong note which causes misunderstanding.
Ending statements with an upnote makes it sound such as you are questioning yourself, instead of making confident declarations. That’s why completing statements with an uptick in your voice is such a complaint – it undermines your credibility.
To eradicate the uptick habit, exaggerate your sentences in order that they end with a downward tune
Ask different people about whether you talk too fast – aim for a mixture of ages, industries, levels, and cultures. If people haven’t said anything so far , you’re probably OK, but since many of us feel uncomfortable giving feedback. Aim to require a breath after every sentence. this may slow you down naturally.
Talking too slow may be a different problem. It comes across as low energy, sometimes even disinterest.
Talking too loudly.
It is strange to speak loudly in a small meeting room because it appears like you are shouting, and yet sitting right across from me.
You’ll not catch this during a recording, so you’ll need to ask people. Practice speaking at different volumes, so you get conversant in what your voice seems like and what your ear hears at different volumes. this manner you’ll course-correct on your own going forward.
Talking loudly and having a high pitch is different, so you don’t need to worry if you have a high or harsh pitch.
Talking too softly is another problem in verbal communication, because the person usually self-corrects when he notices the interviewer leaning forward to listen better or the interviewer simply says, “I’m sorry. I can’t hear you.”
Mumbling is the second version of shouting error in verbal communication.
This might happen because you’re speaking too quickly. But it also can happen because you don’t clearly pronounce your words. during a employment interview , mumbling may be a problem because interviewer might miss a key a part of the story you’re relaying, or just because it’s hard to sound credible when you’re eating your words.
If there are certain words that offer you trouble but are necessary for key interview responses – Either practice to learn speak them properly or find their alternatives.
Using too many jargons is the common verbal communication error
Some words are unavoidable, but jargons are avoidable. There is a difference between HR and team manager. Your tech team manager might understand those technical terms. But HR cannot.
Answer what is asked, instead of answering what you know. If you are not able to understand the question, then ask. Interviewer will either repeat or re-frame it. instead of answering what you thought.