Communication skills are the abilities you use when giving and receiving different kinds of information. Some examples include communicating new ideas, feelings, or even an update on your project. Communication skills involve listening, speaking, observing, and empathizing.
Verbal Communication. Verbal communication depends on words to deliver meaning and Nonverbal Communication. Nonverbal communication occurs when meaning or messages are sent or received without the use of words.
Written: Communicating by way of written language, symbols, and numbers.
Visual: Communication by way of photography, art, drawings, sketches, charts, and graphs.
*Using the right way to communicate is an important skill. There are benefits and disadvantages to talking through emails, letters, phone calls, in-person meetings, or instant messages. Communicating is better when you consider your audience, what information you want to share, and the best way to share it.
*In the workplace, people are more likely to respond to ideas that are presented with confidence. There are many ways to appear confident, including by making eye contact when you’re addressing someone, sitting up straight with your shoulders open, and preparing ahead of time so your thoughts are polished and you’re able to answer any questions.
*When you’re speaking, it’s important to be clear and audible. Adjusting your speaking voice so you can be heard in a variety of settings is a skill, and it’s critical to communicating effectively. Speaking too loudly may be disrespectful or awkward in certain settings. If you’re unsure, read the room to see how others are communicating.
*A great deal of communication happens through nonverbal cues such as body language, facial expressions, and eye contact. When you’re listening to someone, you should be paying attention to what they’re saying as well as their nonverbal language. By the same measure, you should be conscious of your own body language when you’re communicating to ensure you’re sending appropriate cues to others.
√What kills a relationship?
Lack of trust, you say. Perhaps stagnation. Maybe problems on the ol’ marital futon.
√Not getting well with others?
Lack of good communication skills. Good communication skills are essential to allow others and yourself to understand information more accurately and quickly.
√misunderstanding and frustration?
poor communication skills lead to frequent misunderstanding and frustration.