Being able to communicate effectively is the most important of all life skills. As well said by Paul.J.Mayer “Communication – the human connection – the key to personal and career success”.
Communication is a prerequisite for meaningful relationship. The way one expresses oneself speaks volumes about the attitude, personality and confidence of the speaker. Effective communication skills are the capacity to express oneself successfully by being conscious of the comprehensive levels as well as background of the target audience. It is also said that communication is not only about speaking but is also about listening. One should be in a position to even understand what the speaker is trying to convey. Only such part of message registers in the mind of the listener which is of interest to him/her. This brings us to the basic understanding of the concept of content and style in communication.
Our great philosophers and reformers spread philosophy and profound spiritual message through very simple concepts and songs. With the passage of time, scriptures have been rewritten or simply translated with the spread of faith and learning.
The basic techniques known centuries ago remain the same. Training in communication skills, however is not only a big need but also a big business today. Even city boasts of spoken English classes. Management courses are incomplete without cramming of lessons in communication. The art of communication is the language of leadership.
Leadership is organizing a group to achieve a common goal. In order to lead a group effectively one must possess effective communication skills. It is true that technical skills may get you the job but communication skills can make you or break you as a manager.
Interviews for lucrative jobs focus primarily on fluency and clarity in communication. Some of the glaring examples of communication gaps can be seen in the film and television world with glittering star cast, lavish settings and blasting music, but finally leaving the audience yawning with boredom. What is the result?? Producers and financiers go bankrupt. On the other hand the ad world capitalizes on the genius of the captions and messages by the celebrities. There is no doubt many a times the breakdown in family relations can also be attributed to lack of communication between family members especially husband and wife.
Let me discuss about the 7C’s of communication which are listed below:
Thus, be it at family level or at the society level, the bond of relationship depends upon success of communication. And the success depends on effective communication skills.
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