The ability to read, write, speak, listen, and use nonverbal skills effectively with different audiences.

Communication is an essential life skill and in many professions proficiency in all of its facets is expected.  “Turns out, employers are looking for more than just a degree; they’re looking for individuals who will be successful in today’s world.” Developing communication skills can play a big part in your career success. View the video below to hear what hiring executive at some of the most prominent companies are saying.

“What keeps people from getting where they want to go at work? It’s rarely a shortfall in technical expertise that limits them, but rather a shortcoming in their social, communication, and self-management behaviors. Yet although research and companies alike are waking up to the value of soft skills in the workplace, most of us are still on our own when it comes to developing our personal soft skills repertoire.”

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Is writing your forte? Why not learn the tools of the trade; you can download a working demo of Quark Xpress the leading software package used in newspaper and publishing industries and take advantage of these excellent free tutorials. “In today’s team-oriented workplace, the development of good interpersonal communication skills is an important key to success. This self-assessment exercise is designed to help you evaluate your own interpersonal communication skills and style, and provide you with helpful tips for becoming a good communicator – and team player! Get some tips on Communication skills such as Telephone, Presenting, Giving & Accepting Criticism, Persuading & Negotiating , Spoken communication, Listening and Body Language from the University of Kent in the U.K.
It’s important to make sure that we’re talking with each other in a way that heals, not in a way that wounds.
– Barack Obama
“This quick and anonymous self-assessment quiz will help you identify your strengths and where you need improvement in the soft skills arena.” Take the “ Soft Skills Quiz“! To succeed, you will soon learn, as I did, the importance of a solid foundation in the basics of education – literacy, both verbal and numerical, and communication skills.
– Alan Greenspan
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If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
– Nelson Mandela
10 Communication Secrets of Great Leaders

“The single biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”
― George Bernard Shaw

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For more information on how you can sharpen your Communication skills visit the Core4 Communication site!