Listening is most rightly considered a forgotten art. With the advent of technology and learning advancements, we have set ourselves away from this required skill. There are occasions that make us realise that we have been mistaken in ignoring Listening as a part of our Communication.
Phonetics is not a thing that sounds alien now. From the foundation classes at the school levels, we have Pronunciation exercises in the syllabus.
Communication aims at forming relationships. These are earned both at the social level and at the workplace as well. However, we tend to celebrate the social
The age of growth has never been a result of huge financial investments. This is true that the dividends depend on the amount of capital, any kind, which you have put on the task or the mission. However, there are other agents that drive investment in a meaningful addition.
Every day is the right day to start working on your Resume. You can update it every hour-every moment. Being a student who aspires to get placed in a good job profile, one has to look for the appropriateness in RESUME.
"You never get a second chance to make your first impression." Of course we do not get another chance 'unless the recipient of our communication allows' us to do so.
A Salute-Tribute-Thanks to Sam Berns 'The Communicator' who said: “No matter what I choose to become, I believe that I can change the world.” Happy Life is an easy thing to accomplish. We seldom give it a try and forget that it has been available around, but we ignored.
When you get a call on your telephone/mobile phone, it means that someone has done the effort to reach you. Now what remains is the courtesy and empathy on
A joke’s a very serious thing. Charles Churchill (British Poet; 1731-1764)
A Presentation is known as an oral activity but without the support of a multi-media presentation, one can not bring a good understanding of the concept. PowerPoint presentations are widely used by educators and students now. Let's learn how to make a Good PowerPoint Presentation.
You need to make your Communication with your career a good one. It is not just a linear sending off your resume. It is not just going for an interview and facing the questions. It is a big thing in this age of ultra-advanced preparation by all candidates coming for the job. Your RESUME is your first warrior. When you know this is the first impression you are making, you must ensure this goes as the BEST.
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Reading remains a Skill where most of us lack the required maturity. We believe that reading and comprehending the content in hand is easy and the task of 'compressing' or storing it is quite easy.
Communication is about the sharing of information. We term this information as emotions, facts or emotions. There are times where there is a single motive behind the interaction and that is to PERSUADE. At times, the communicator does not want to influence the thought process of the receiver and communication serves the purpose to INFORM. Sometimes, the audience is required to be served with pleasure and delight. Then the purpose becomes to ENTERTAIN.
Hence, there are primarily three things that we do through Communication:
Effective Communication remains the key in all these objectives and their manifestation through various tools-techniques or form of presentation. The Presenter has to prove that there is a presence and that has to be taken seriously. One needs to make sense of the content and the delivery of the content. A Presentation is defined as "a live mode of sharing information with a select audience." It is an organized representation of your thoughts and ideas, substantiated by facts and research. Hence, preparation remains the foundation of a successful presentation. It is an oral communication to an audience that has come or is being invited to give time. When we take time from someone, we need to make sense to them.
Presentation Skills have been discussed, taught, imparted for many decades and still, we see people who tend to forget what they really knew before they went to the dais. The butterflies in the stomach are our friends and we need to channelize the negative energy into positive. A lot can be shared about becoming a Good Presenter and we all have been reading thousands of articles about becoming a good presenter. I am sharing here some observations that we need to keep in mind before we take up the charge of giving a PRESENTATION.
A simple process of Presentation is given below:
- Plan (Audience, Resources, Venue, Time, Objective, etc.)
- Prepare (Information Packaging, Organising Content, Tools, etc.)
- Practice (Simulation or Rehearse the Presentation to Time it.)
- Present (The Real)
These four steps are followed as they are mentioned above. There are THREE main components of Presentation:
"Tell them what you are going to tell them — tell them — and tell them what you just told them."
The resource shared below has SEVEN Steps of Presentation and Audience Analysis Questions:
An interview is not a torture chamber where you have to encounter what you are afraid of. It is rather a stage where you perform with the best of your 'skills and expertise'.
Communication Skills are made of Four Skills: Listening-Speaking-Reading-Writing. These four are divided into two: Receptive (Listening and Reading) and
Letter Writing is one of the simplest things to learn! But most of us forget that this is not about writing a single letter only. This Simple-Special Art of Communicating the 'Persuasive' content demands precision, accuracy and care.
It is the divine decision that nature has made to give the faculty of speaking to us. What we speak and what we intend is altogether our prerogative.
'To tell a story and to be in a story are two different things and a writer must be aware of this'. I heard it from a writer and since then, I believe that understanding of the text in hand depends on how much involvement we create with the writer and the thought.