"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.

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Non-Verbal Communication: Knowing KOPPACT

Communication is what it does! All living beings are empowered with special faculty to communicate. They use a language that is not denoted in the dictionary. We know this medium as Non-Verbal Communication. Communication through body language, gestures, face, eyes, time, objects or appearance, touch, and space etc.

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Comprehension Skills For Everyone

I went to watch a movie; I read a novel; I watched a play; I listened to a speech; I read a letter; I observed a labourer... I remembered them all! I was asked about the Movie-Novel-Play-Speech-Letter-Labourer and I was able to respond to them, about all of them!

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Humour in Communication

A joke’s a very serious thing. Charles Churchill (British Poet; 1731-1764) The Intellect maybe, or the speaking skills or you want to stand up for writing skills or you might be eager to claim it is the capacity of listening. I acknowledge all these as significant and integral to communicative intentions but I do not take them as the indispensable features of modern communication.

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How Far is the River? Podcast by Amity Students

How Far is the River? By Ruskin Bond, a writer with name and fame for his simple stories, characters. This podcast has been prepared by students as their class learning assignment and has been submitted as EduSoMedia Podcast work. The students have done hundreds of such podcasts.

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E-Mail Etiquettes - Basics

 Electronic Mail does not need any introduction to highlight the importance it has in our communication culture. From the Internet to the Web, from simple computers to advanced notebooks, from basic phones to modern-day smartphones- e-mail has travelled a lot.

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Summarising and Paraphrasing

Writing information in your own words is a highly acceptable way to include the ideas of other people in your writing. There are two ways you can do this: paraphrasing and summarising. It is very important, however, to paraphrase and summarise correctly because there is a fine balance between acceptable and unacceptable paraphrasing and summarising (plagiarism).

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Business Memo Format and Guidelines

Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary says: Memo is an official note from a person to another in the same organisation. It is a REMINDER to the office or the authority to do what they are supposed to do. As both the parties are accountable to each other and are well known, being part of the same working mechanism, very few formal elements remain with the information conveyed.

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Vocabulary: Knowing It the Better Way

Communication Skills are made of Four Skills: Listening-Speaking-Reading-Writing. These four are divided into two: Receptive (Listening and Reading) and Expressive (Speaking and Writing). It is said that the one who is skilled in all these skills is the learner who has a good 'VOCABULARY'.

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Under the EduSoMedia Model of Learning, students at Amity University Noida recorded their podcasts and this way they initiated a new wave of learning that stands for their professional development along with the academic contribution. These Podcasts are the pioneer works in HigherEd Podcasting. 

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Business Memo : Format & Characteristics

Organised workplaces keep their communication organised. It is the adherence to the protocol and code of conduct that makes an organisation successful on the communication part.  When we start knowing the various tools of business or office communication, we find that there are two major categories of Official Communication:

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Techniques of Reading Comprehension (Unseen Passage)

'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 at hand depends on how much involvement we create with the writer and the thought.

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Amrita Pritam (born 31 August 1919) is a household name in Punjab, being the first most prominent woman Punjabi poet and fiction writer. After partition, she made Delhi her second home. She was the first woman recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Award, the first Punjabi woman to receive the Padma Shree from the President of India in 1969.

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Business Communication for Managers

The need to foster employability and management skills has emerged and the educational world has taken a considerate note of it. Industry wants 'Freshers with Perfection',  which somehow seems difficult. Hence, being, students, need to maximize their learning and gain as much exposure as possible.

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Spoken English and Broken English - Podcast

George Bernard Shaw speaks English in English! He underlines what he means by English Speaking. The insights that he gives are deep and one can really understand the English Language's nature by it. It is at the same time light-hearted and fluent.

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Reading: Types and Techniques

The fundamental feature of life on earth is the assimilation of learning by means of Listening-Speaking-Reading-Writing. Reading and Writing stand for the existence of Language. We are here discussing READING and various techniques to master this academic skill.

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Communication aims at 'transmission of information' from the source to the target. Conveying maximum information by using minimum words. If the 'conciseness, preciseness and clarity' rules are followed, you can convince the reader. It is not said without reason that 'simplicity' attracts the viewer.

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I Have a Dream by Martin Luther King Podcast

"I Have a Dream" is a public speech delivered by American civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr. on August 28, 1963, in which he calls for an end to racism in the United States. Delivered to over 250,000 civil rights supporters from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington, the speech was a defining moment of the American Civil Rights Movement. (Wikipedia)

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Understanding what is being said is an important aspect of Listening Skills. One who can Comprehend the meaning and message of what is being heard can return the communication with more accuracy. In the 21st century skills, listening leads the race as this has become a rare thing to see in people.

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