Lesson 5: The Art and Science of Effective Communication Skills

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Communication Skills


The objective of this lesson is to equip adult learners with a deep understanding of the art and science of effective communication skills. Focusing on the balance between methodical approaches and creative aspects, the goal is to provide learners with practical strategies and techniques that can be directly applied to enhance personal and professional interactions.

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Effective communication is both an art, requiring creativity and empathy, and a science, demanding structure and understanding of human psychology. This lesson will explore the core components of effective communication, including verbal and non-verbal communication, active listening, clarity and conciseness, feedback mechanisms, emotional intelligence, and the role of technology in communication.

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  • Verbal and Non-verbal Communication: We communicate not just with words but also with our body language, tone, and facial expressions. For instance, maintaining eye contact demonstrates confidence and interest, while slouched posture may convey disinterest. A practical exercise could involve recording a speech and analyzing non-verbal cues..
  • Active Listening: This is about fully concentrating on the speaker, understanding their message, responding appropriately, and remembering the information. Active listening can be practiced by summarizing what the speaker has said and asking clarifying questions..
  • Clarity and Conciseness: Clear communication involves avoiding jargon and using simple language. Conciseness means being brief but comprehensive. Practice this ...
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