‘Communication’ is a vital aspect of human life. It is a
'must' that we have wonderful communication skills if we intend to stand a
chance against any worldly competition. Possessing effective communication
skills is necessary in each and every point in the walk of life. So, we are rational
beings. Yes indeed. And 'rationality' is the very thing that facilitates us
with a leverage that distinguishes us from other animals that are inferior to
us. So, what exactly does communication skill refer to? Does communication only
mean verbal communication, or is there more to it than what just appears? What
is the correct definition of effective
Communication could be a broad term comprising both
verbal and written communication. If you intend to define effective communication you will have to take into
consideration body language, sign language and hand gestures as well since
these all form fragments of communication. Though one may feel that
communication skills are inherited, the truth is it is actually acquired. We
involve in the process of communication from the early stages of our life. As
infants we are prone to communicate via our eyes, smile, and hand and leg
movement. As we progress ahead we learn to express via words. It is after we
understand the 'symbolic world' that we actually understand that reality is not
just 'mommy' and 'daddy' and the faces that hover around us. We learn that
there is more.
It is necessary that as human beings we learn to
communicate in the correct manner. The fact is though communicating comes easily
to many people it is tough for the rest. Some people also have a lot of anxiety
and fear when it comes to communicating for expression. When you are
communicating with someone it is essential that you both enjoy the conversation.
If you are among the ones who can communicate efficiently
it is a good thing for you. However, if you have your anxiety and defenses
working against you and preventing you from communicating your mind in the
correct fashion there are certain things you need to understand in order to
improve your communication skills.
Firstly, communicating is concerned with forming the
right habits. In order to communicate efficiently you will have to give ample
room for improvement. You need to understand where you stand, in order to determine
what you need to learn to. You must ask
clarifying questions. You must make it a habit to evaluate your own
communicating skills. It might also be a good thing to ask for your friends and
family members’ and take their feedbacks into consideration.
Effective communication deals a lot with effective conversation, direct eye contact and active listening.
When you see only mistakes and dire consequences on your
way, being able to communicate
effectively will guide you through tough times. The right kind of
communication skills will not only help you meet the demands of business,
negotiations and provide you with an edge in life but also enable you to gain
the right kind of exposure as a flesh and body existence on this planet.
Communicating in the right manner also requires good listening skills. If you are not
potent to interpret the exact message coming from the other party, it is likely
that you will also not be able to process the right information in your brain.
This greatly hinders the process of communication. When it comes to improving
ones communication skills speech, delivery, intonation, pitch all play a vital
role. It is also a good thing to develop a kind of voice that will facilitate
you with the right kind of leverage.
In order to improve your communication skills it is a
‘must’ that you break your defenses and fears and communicate more and more.
The more intense and heightened your communication the better you will get.
Hence go out there and communicate like it’s your last day. Being able to make
out body languages, gestures and
non–verbal communication can
also greatly amplify your success with the opposite sex. How can you know if
the girl or the guy you have a crush on feels the same way about you. How will
you understand that he/she wants you to make the move? How will you know if you
are getting the right vibes?
When it comes to existence ones socio-economic status is
always gauzed. To say that a person is judged (in the society) by how much
property, fame and leverage he/she has would not be an understatement. In order
to be able to do better both socially and economically it is utmost necessary
that you initiate with the most basic survival skill - “communication”. It is
correctly said, “Practice makes a man perfect”. The same goes true for
developing ones communication skills as well. The more you practice the more
you learn. The more you learn the more you head towards perfection.
Last edited on 12.26.2011