Communication – An Essential Life Skill

As a Toastmaster, I spend a lot of time reading articles on communication to enhance my skills in public speaking.  Here is a quote from an article I recently read and a link to the full article.

Good communication skills are key to success in life, work and relationships. Without effective communication, a message can turn into error, misunderstanding, frustration, or even disaster by being misinterpreted or poorly delivered.

Communication is the process by which we exchange information between individuals or groups of people. It is a process where we try as clearly and accurately as we can, to convey our thoughts, intentions and objectives.

Communication is successful only when both the sender and the receiver understand the same information.  In today’s highly informational and technological environment it has become increasingly important to have good communication skills.

While many individuals still continue to struggle, the inability to communicate effectively will hold them back not only in their careers, but in social and personal relationships. ”

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To your speaking success

Fran Watson

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