Communication

noun | [ kuh-myoo-ni-key-shuhn ]

Communication is the ability to express ourselves and respond to people, both verbally and non-verbally, in ways that are appropriate to our culture and situation. This includes listening attentively and respectfully; expressing our opinions and desires, needs and fears in an assertive manner; as well as being able to ask for advice and help in times of need. It is a way of connecting with others by conveying our ideas, facts, thoughts, feelings, and values.

Effective Communication helps us better understand a person or situation and enables us to resolve differences, build trust and respect, and create environments where creative ideas, problem solving, affection, and caring can flourish.

Communication In Action

The person is able to:

  • Listen actively without interrupting their peers, friends, teachers, family, etc.
  • Recognise when to listen or speak.
  • Express their thoughts clearly using verbal and para verbal cues.
  • Express themselves in a variety of ways.
  • Say ‘’no’’ in an assertive manner without being disrespectful.
  • Consider others’ opinions and feelings before responding.

Related Life Skills

Also Known As

Hindi | 

संवाद कौशल

Marathi | 

संवाद कौशल्य

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