Lesson 3: Strategic Approaches to Enhancing Styles Of Communication Skills

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Communication Skills


The objective of this lesson is to enable adult learners to strategically enhance their styles of communication skills. By incorporating strategic planning and forethought, learners will be able to communicate more effectively in both personal and professional settings. This will involve understanding different communication styles, recognizing the appropriate context for each, and tailoring communication strategies accordingly.

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Communication styles are broadly categorized into four types: assertive, aggressive, passive, and passive-aggressive. Each style has its characteristics and can be effective in different scenarios. Strategic planning in communication involves anticipating the needs of the audience, understanding the context, and choosing the most effective style to convey a message.

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  • Assertive Communication: This style is open, honest, and direct without being offensive. It involves expressing one’s own needs and rights while respecting others’. Example: When a team member is not meeting deadlines, an assertive approach would be to say, “I’ve noticed the project has fallen behind schedule. Can we discuss how we can get back on track?” .
  • Aggressive Communication: This style is often forceful, hostile, and sometimes disrespectful. It may get immediate results but can damage relationships. Example: In the same scenario, an aggressive approach might be, “You’re always late with your work! This is unacceptable!” .
  • Passive ...
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