Phrases to Make Sure Others Have Understood You

Phrases to Make Sure Others Have Understood You


Ensuring that others understand your communication is crucial, especially in healthcare where clarity is essential. Here are some phrases you can use to confirm understanding:


  1. Open-Ended Confirmation:

 “Does that make sense to you?”

 “I want to make sure I’ve explained everything clearly. Do you have any questions so far?”

 “Is there anything you would like me to go over again?”


  1. Seeking Feedback:

 “I value your understanding of this information. Can you tell me your thoughts on what we’ve discussed?”

 “Could you repeat back to me what we’ve just talked about to ensure we’re on the same page?”

 “I appreciate your attention. Can you share what you’ve gathered from our conversation?”


  1. Checking for Clarity:

 “I want to confirm that I’ve conveyed this information clearly. Can you let me know if there’s anything unclear?”

 “I’ve covered a lot of details. Is there anything you’d like me to clarify or elaborate on?”

 “Before we move on, let’s make sure you’re clear on the key points. What questions do you have?”


  1. Summarizing Key Points:

 “Let me summarize what we’ve discussed to ensure I haven’t missed anything. Please correct me if I’m wrong.”

 “In summary, we’ve covered [key points]. Does that align with your understanding?”

 “To recap, we talked about [main points]. Did I capture everything accurately?”


  1. Encouraging Questions:

 “I want to encourage questions. Is there anything you’re unsure about or would like more information on?”

 “Feel free to stop me at any point if you have questions or if something is unclear.”

 “Your questions are important. Do you have any concerns or points you’d like me to go over again?”


  1. Using Confirmatory Phrases:

 “If I’m not mistaken, you now have a clear understanding of…”

 “It seems like we’re on the same page, but I want to confirm your understanding.”

 “From our discussion, it appears that you’ve grasped the key concepts. Is that correct?”


  1. Creating an Open Environment:

 “I want this to be a collaborative conversation. What are your thoughts on what we’ve covered?”

 “Your input is valuable. How do you feel about the information we’ve gone through?”

 “I’m here to ensure you feel comfortable and informed. Let me know if there’s anything unclear.”


These phrases can help you gauge understanding and promote effective communication by addressing any potential misunderstandings in a proactive manner.


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