Performance review phrases – Communication

Communication skill nowadays is such an important skill that almost employees are required to have, except for those working in certain divisions such as operation line where they are not required frequently contacting with people. It is even more important that a manager must know to communicate with his employees in an effective way to developing a successful working relationship.

You can use positive and negative performance review phrases as follows:

Positive Appraise Phases on Communication

  1. John communicates very effective both in verbal and written language.
  2. John gets on well with every division in the company. He is a very friendly communicator.
  3. John can deliver exactly what the job requires and the outcome to be expected to his employees. He also frequently communicates with them to keep them in the right track.
  4. John is such a good communicator that he works very well with his team members.
  5. John speaks very friendly and openly with others. Therefore, he has a good relationship with them.
  6. Greg is an incredibly charismatic and friendly person.
  7. He has good attitude by speaking very friendly and openly with others. So everyone wants to make good relationship with him.
  8. We can always ask Barry for information. He knows many thing and is willing to share with everyone.
  9. Angela has a great sense of humor. She easily builds a friendly environment at business meetings.
  10. Aaron develops concise and professional presentations for clients.
  11. Bruce has a knack for summarizing and communicating results of the work to investors.
  12. Cindy is very confident and convincing when speaking in public.
  13. Emma is very proficient at technical explanations.
  14. Frank speaks persuasively and compellingly. He is an excellent presenter.
  15. George maintains a positive work environment. His subordinates are willing to participate in discussions and share their ideas.
  16. Harry is an articulate and well-organized speaker.
  17. Isla pushes coworkers to share their thoughts and suggestions at staff meetings.
  18. Jake helps every new employee to become a part of the team.
  19. Katie regularly holds meetings to improve communication between team members.
  20. Lionel writes rational and convincing business proposal letters.
  21. Marta has a friendly attitude toward other employees.
  22. Nigel delivers a positive image of our company when communicating with customers.
  23. Olivia prepares brief but comprehensive reports that keep all the other employees up to date.
  24. Portia works on eliminating communication gaps between employees.
  25. Richard easily shares his ideas, instructions and other information with coworkers and clients.
  26. Sadie is a very talented orator. Both clients and colleagues respect her.

Negative appraisal phrases on Communication

  1. John lacks communication skill. He cannot keep up with others and the schedule.
  2. John is shy and ineffective in speaking in front of many people.
  3. John’s message is easily mistaken by others due to his lack of communication skills.
  4. John fails to communicate with his team members in an effective way.
  5. John shows appearance in front of crowd with shyness and ineffectiveness.
  6. John’s message is easily mistaken by others due to his lack of communication skills.
  7. John often fails to meet effective way in communicating with his team members.
  8. Stephen often speaks bluntly when dealing with clients and colleagues.
  9. Tom is not dependable anymore. We cannot continue believing in what he says, in fact, we cannot understand well what he says, too.
  10. Justine will only make our customers think of us as only aiming for profit. We should not let her in that sales position.
  11. Tamara lacks confidence for speaking in public. He becomes overly nervous.
  12. Aaron makes many speaking mistakes. He damages the image of our company.
  13. Sara is too afraid to host teleconferences. She needs to improve her English speaking skills and become braver.
  14. Michael does not demonstrate reliability and integrity in communication.
  15. Peter is a very experienced employee but he cannot overcome communication barriers when dealing with younger coworkers.
  16. Hayden frequently fails to keep team meetings on schedule. She has to improve her communication skills.
  17. Natalie tends to mix her personal life with the workplace communications. It distracts other employees.
  18. Sean often makes unnecessary assumptions that impede communication.
  19. Robert has a negative attitude, which impedes the communication process in the workplace.
  20. Fred avoids difficult conversations. Sometimes such attitude causes further problems.
  21. James blames and censures subordinates in public. No wonder why they do not like to work with him.
  22. Ethan never takes disciplinary actions when his subordinates fail to perform the job. He needs to improve communication skills to become a better leader.
  23. Joseph does not like to use modern communication methods. He slows down the rest of the team.
  24. Valerie fails to maintain good communication with her colleagues.


The sample of performance review phrases for communication skills is a great/helpful tool for periodical/annual job performance appraisal. Note that, an communication review phrase can be positive or negative and your performance review can be effective or bad/poor activity for your staffs.

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