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- Listening: Listen! Listen! Listen! Yes, listen. Whenever possible listen. People usually confuse listening with hearing, but they are very different activities. Hearing is a physical ability, which is typically inborn, while listening is a skill that can be learned. Listening skills allow one to make sense of and understand what another person is saying. Listening is never exclusive to the receiver it also helps the sender to make appropriate modifications in the message. Thus, listening avails others’ perspectives and their understanding of the event.
- Writing: Writing is one of the widely used modes of communication. From writing e-mails to preparing resume, all involves writing. In today’s scenario, people are making differences in the world through their writings. We all are involved in some or the other way in writing. Therefore, it is desirable to increase the effectiveness of this tool. An effective writing combines good syntactical structured sentence, error free spelling and precise presentation of ideas. It follows the need of the reader, presents information with proper punctuation s and simple words, and avoids jargon s and redundancy. Hence, taking help and suggestion from any expert and reading your text multiple times before sending is a good practice.
- Speaking: We always admire some speakers and appreciate their speaking skills. Speaking skill primarily focuses on the language and tonal quality of the speaker. A good speaker shares his/her thought with proper and precise words. His/her voice is clear and audible to the audience. He/she maintains variation in speech by varying in the speed of talk, emphasizing certain phrases or words within talk and pausing for few seconds where highlighting of certain message is required. These factors helps in keeping the audience engaged.
- Body language: Body language or nonverbal communication includes all features that do not depend on verbal expression. It includes broadly body movement and gestures, posture, facial expressions and eye contact. Thus, it makes us clear that the way we look, move, listen or even react to another person tell them more about how we are feeling than words alone ever can. Here I have tried to give an overview of certain skills, which one may use to be succeeded in desired dimension of life.
I hope this discussion have clarified your doubts related with leadership and communication and now you would have understood that we all have potential to progress, what we need is to believe!. Do ask your doubts and share your views on leadership skills with me in the comments section. Kriti.....
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