English Communication skills are the ability to use language (receptive) and express (expressive) information. Keeping this definition in view this project seeks to put forward some ways to become effective in various forms of communications. It also presents a view that active listening and effective reading are key to good communication. Here we begin by defining communication skills then move on to the types of communication available. In this page, you can find active listening exercises and improving active listening skills.
TYPES OF COMMU SKILLS
Intra-personal communication skills: This type of communication forms when we do prayers and rites and rituals.
Interpersonal communication skills: Its “a conversation between two or more individuals”. These can be:
- focused interactions
- unfocused interactions
- non verbal communication skills
Next the project talks of the importance of communication and states in detail the various stages of communication. It also explains each of this stage in detail and with suitable examples. Just to mention a few stages here:
- The phatic stage
- The personal stage
- The intimate stage
IMPROVING COMMUNICATION SKILLS:
Here it is shown how important communication is in personal life so one needs to practice it on a regular basis. Speaking of English languages is not only a requirement it is an essential fact of life. The project then moves to give various examples of common errors made in everyday communication. Along with clearly pointing out the mistakes the project also provides a comprehensive list of corrections alongside. This will make the project suitable as a self study material for students.
This project puts forth the view that there are certain skills that are absolutely important for effective communication. These are:
Among these high stress is laid on active listening and efficient reading.
Listening and hearing are not the same. Hearing is the first stage of listening. To listen actively, you should help the other person speak using attentive body language and encouraging words. Sometimes encouragement is best with silent attention. Active listening is “highly prominent to bring differences in people”. Three major points in active listening are:
- Listen for total meaning
- Respond to feelings
- Note all the cues
TYPES OF LISTENING
· Biased listening
· Evaluative listening
· Appreciative listening
· Therapeutic listening
· Sympathetic listening
· Empathetic listening
Next we talk of efficient reading. Reading as a skill for communication is very important. It not only gives you confidence it also improves your vocabulary. There are however a few points one should remember to make their reading efficient.
- Reading materials: Choose reading materials to suit your level of study.
- Concentration: If you are new to study, start out with short periods of reading. Take notes. Question everything
- Lighting: Always read with a strong light shining onto the page.
- Selection: Go to a library and preview the books you want to use.
- Multiple readings
In the end the project talks of extensive use of vocabulary which is very important if you want to communicate effectively. For this purpose a list of antonyms and synonyms is attached with their possible usage.