"Clear and Concise Communication"
Being able to communicate effectively is the most important of all life skills. Developing your communication skills can help all aspects of your life, from your professional life to social gatherings and everything in between. The ability to communicate information accurately, clearly and as intended, is a vital life skill and something that should not be overlooked. It’s never too late to work on your communication skills and by doing so improve your quality of life.
Communication is simply the act of transferring information from one place to another, whether this be verbally, written (using printed or digital media such as books, magazines, websites or emails), visually (using logos, maps, charts or graphs) or non-verbally (using body language, gestures and the tone and pitch of voice).
Professionally, if you are applying for jobs or looking for a promotion with your current employer, you will almost certainly need to demonstrate good communication skills. The ability to: speak appropriately with a wide variety of people and maintaining good eye contact, demonstrate a varied vocabulary and tailor your language to your audience, listen effectively, present your ideas appropriately, write clearly and concisely and work well in a group all require good communication skills. Many of these are essential skills that employers seek. As your career progresses, the importance of communication skills increases; the ability to speak, listen, question and write with clarity and conciseness are essential for most managers and leaders.
Another form of great communication skills are interpersonal skills. Interpersonal skills are the skills we use when engaged in face-to-face communication with one or more other people.What we say and how we say it is an important way of getting our message across. Listening is a vital interpersonal communication skill. When we communicate we should spend 45% of our time listening. Most people take listening for granted but it is not the same as hearing and should be thought of as a skill. Good interpersonal communication skills enable us to work more effectively in groups and teams, which may be either formal, like at work, or informally - in social situations.
Always keep the lines of communication open.
~Ingrid Campbell White