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Communication Skills Self Assessment

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``The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.`` George Bernard Shaw

 

Communication Skills

Interpersonal communications is the process of sending and receiving messages with another person. This process sounds and appears to be easy. However, in reality, communication involves a very complex set of skills, as complex as those necessary for driving a car or reading a map. Part of the reason for this complexity is that messages can be communicated and received in a variety of ways, i.e. listening, speaking, signing, touch, eye contact. People need adequate communication skills in order to survive and thrive in our challenging society. Effective communication skills are critical in many walks of life including:

  • Developing and maintaining friendships

  • Participating in the community

  • Being effective in educational settings

  • Parenting successfully

  • Finding a job

  • Succeeding in the workplace

  • Maintaining intimate relationships

As indicated from the list above, the better the communication skills, the more effective and successful people will be. The good news is that communication skills can be taught. Effective communication skills can be learned and improved through practice. Most people typically learn their communication skills from their family, teachers and friends. Problems arise when these influencers are poor role models. When people learn ineffective communication skills it is important for them to identify their areas of weakness, learn more effective ways of communicating with other people, and find ways to practice these critical skills.

You are encouraged to get in touch with our experienced, ICF-certified coaches who can be a great partner in leveraging the results of the Self-Assessments and a trusted guide in going deeper in your learning about your potentials.