Communication, That Is, Good Skill

It is very important in every aspect of your life to have a good and effective communication skill

Aug. 30, 2014, 5:45 p.m. Published in Magazine Issue: Vol: 08 No. -6 August. 29- 2014 (Bhadra 13, 2071)

When you are trying to move ahead in life, whether it is in terms of career, or personal relationships, you will find that one of the most important things you need to consider is good and effective communication skills. Good writing, listening, and speaking skills can take you a long way ahead! Good communication skill is an important ingredient to a successful life, work, as well as relationships. Without effective communication, a message can cause misunderstanding, frustration, or even a disaster in both your personal and professional lives.

In today’s highly informational and technological environment, it has been absolutely important to have good communication skills. A lot of people in Nepal still seem to struggle with communication. The inability to communicate effectively will hold them back not only in their careers, but also in their social and personal relationships. Lack of good communication skills will turn things into a chaos. If you are in a place where you are looking to improve your life and the situation around you, you need to first consider improving your communication skills.

One thing that you need to understand about communication skills is that while some are born with them and some aren’t, almost anyone can learn as well as sharpen their communication skills. These skills can be taught, and people who make an effort to learn this important skill profit much from this experience. Looking at it, people are always working towards improving this skill. In the last two hundred years, we have made impressive leaps and bounds when it comes to putting ourselves in contact with each other.

Organizations in Nepal should give high importance to good communication skills. It should be made a priority! Effective communication skills will promote more effective business practices and will allow individuals within the organization to feel comfortable communicating with each other, and it will also help them feel informed with the various information that they are receiving. This skill in turn will help employees and business perform better because everyone will know what’s expected of them, and how to perform.

Here are some basic tips to improving communication skills:

·         To have a better command of the English language, expand your vocabulary by reading and writing more. While you are reading, look up words you are not familiar with. When it comes to writing, the better you are able to express yourself, the better your ability to communicate.

·         Practice your listening skills! Be a good listener! Be considerate of other speakers, and wait until they are done before starting your views. Process what was told to you before responding.

·         Understand and appreciate opposing views. Be open-minded and make an effort to see things from another’s perspective. It will not only educate you, but it will in turn gain you more cooperation and understanding.

·         Avoid trying to communicate when in an emotional state. While emotional, you lose objectivity and you might say something inappropriate or regrettable. Take time to cool down and think your position through before speaking.

·         Get apps on your phones and tablets, or join an organization that encourages you to develop a variety of communication skills as well as allows you the opportunity to meet new and interesting people.

·         Finally, socialize as much as you can! The more you listen and talk to people; it helps you sharpen your skills. Like any other skills, the more you practice communication, the better you are going to get.

Lastly, it is very important in every aspect of your life to have a good and effective communication skill therefore; there is no reason why you should not focus every ounce of your energy on improving these skills. Good communication skills are an important part of working with other people, and those that have it do much better than those who don't.

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