Lesson 5: The Art and Science of Professional Communication Skills

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Professional Skills


By the end of this lesson, learners will be able to apply a balanced approach to professional communication by integrating methodical strategies with creative techniques to effectively convey messages in various business contexts. The learners will master the art of tailoring their communication styles to different audiences, situations, and communication mediums, while also understanding the underlying science that makes these approaches effective.

Comprehensive Content Overview:

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Professional communication encompasses a wide range of skills and techniques necessary for conveying information and ideas effectively in the workplace. It involves understanding both the art of crafting a persuasive, clear message and the science of delivering it through appropriate channels. These skills include writing, speaking, listening, non-verbal communication, and digital proficiency.

  • Writing: Crafting clear, concise, and compelling written communication, from emails to reports..
  • Speaking: Articulating thoughts in a manner that is engaging and understandable in presentations and meetings..
  • Listening: Actively understanding and processing the information shared by others..
  • Non-verbal Communication: Using body language, facial expressions, and tone to support the message..
  • Digital Proficiency: Effectively using digital tools to communicate in an online environment..

In-depth Explanations with Actionable Insights:

Writing: To write effectively, start with a clear purpose and tailor your message to your audience. Use the inverted pyramid style where you place the most critical information at the beginning. For instance, when writing ...

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