Communication skills are all around us, from the day we are born untilthe rest of our lives. How many times have you seen communication skillsrequired for a job in the classifieds and wonder what it actually means. Acommunication skill is some type of skill used in communication, From talking,body language to even listening. Many things can effect the way one can conveyhis or her communication skills to others.
All of these skills are verypersonnel to one another. Everyone has different ways of expressing some kindof communication skill within them. One communication skill is speaking, by far one of the most importantskill we posses. To be a good speaker one must be able to convey ideas clearlyand briefly. One must also have a clear and pleasant tone to his or her voice. This makes the person you are talking to more attentive, thus, more interested.
The speaker must also be aware of his environment and the people he is speakingto. Environment plays a lot with what you say and try to convey to people. Ifyou hear a bird chirping, you might incorporate it to what you where just aboutto say. This makes the person you’re talking to even more comfortable with whatyou are trying to convey with your thoughts and ideas. This is how differentthings can effect one’s communication skill, speaking. A second communication skill is body language, a very personal way ofexpressing yourself without words.
One’s body language can carry a wholeconversation without even saying a word. Sign language is an excellent exampleof this, one can spend there whole life communicating only with there body. Still one can be able to understand exactly how a person is trying to expressthemselves. Speaking and body language goes hand to hand, without gestures whentalking one cannot truly explain certain things to someone.
Also there is novisual effect for the person listening. When there is sound as well as somekind of visual movement one is more interested in what someone is trying to say. Through body language one can tell if a person is sad or happy, glad or mad. Body language conveys a lot of expression to are inner feelings and thoughts. Body language can show many things about you and the way you think. It can alsoshow the way a person reacts to what you try to convey to them.
If the listenerisn’t responding one must try and change the topic without losing the listenersfocus. One can only know this threw the listener’s body language. Bodylanguage is essential to a good way of showing and conveying ones’ ideas. A third and final major communication skill is listening, one of themost useful communication skills. A good listener is someone who canconcentrate and not loose focus on a subject. When someone listens to someonesometimes they might start daydreaming or think of something else and loosefocus on a speaker’s subject.
Listening is what connects people together. One”cannot speak if no one is listening,” without a listener there would be no needfor a speaker. Listening is a skill that takes a long time to develop and toreally understand how to listen. One can hear but are they really listening towhat is said?. One way to make a listener’s job easier is to have a speaker whois clear and brief. This way the listener won’t drift away and the speaker hasstated his or her point.
This way the listener has understood what has beensaid and can make his or her own interpretations. An active listener is alistener who is involved with what the speaker is trying to say. He or She forexample may nod, lean forward or make eye contact and Also may take notes. Thisshows that the speaker has done his job successfully and the listener isresponding and being active to what has been said.
A listener can be biased andnot even listen this does not effect the speaker cause he or she mayberesponding to others. These effects show how important listening is to everyoneand what an important communication skill it really is. Communication skills will be around us forever and will continue tothrive and develop as time goes by. These effects on communication skillsshowed that one can interpret different things threw one’s communication skills. As one improves their communication skills it shows us how to talk, listen andcommunicate better with one another.
As the world progresses we will see morepeople taking more time to develop this skill to there fullest. One willunderstand to control the effect’s communication skills causes and how to handlethem. Category: English