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The Importance of Effective Communication Skills

Updated on September 22, 2011

Why We Need to Communicate Effectively

When you are looking to move ahead in life, whether it is in terms of your employment, your personal relationships or with regards to your community, you will find that one of the most important things that you need to consider is effective communication. When you think about it, effective communication skills are the most basic building block when it comes to making sure that things move forward. What you'll find, is that without it, things will quickly turn into chaos. If you are in a place where you are looking to improve your life and the situation around you, you'll find that one of the first things that you need to consider is improving your communication skills.

Effective Communication Skills ...When You Need Them Most

Consider a scenario that is high stress; maybe you have a deadline coming up, or you have a doctor's visit where you need to discuss something fairly serious. In any situation that causes stress, you'll find that clear and worthwhile communication is something that can make things much easier. If you can clearly and without any stumbling make your needs known and convey information in a way that takes up the least amount of time, you'll find that things will go much more smoothly. Good communication skills are an important part of working with other people and those that have it do much better than those who don't.

Anyone Can Learn Effective Communication Skills

One thing that you need to understand about effective communication skills is that while some are born with them and some aren't, almost anyone can learn them! Good communication is something that can be taught, and people who make the effort to learn all about this important skill come out much profited from the experience. You'll find that with just a little bit of work, you'll be able to streamline many things, both in terms of your work and your personal life. When you can communicate clearly, you'll be able to make everyone's life a great deal easier.

What are your Communication Strengths ?

Looking at effective communication, you will find that this is something that people as a whole are always working towards. In the last hundred years, we have made impressive leaps and bounds when it comes to putting us in contact with each other. What mode of communication do you like? Are you someone who can chat a hundred miles an hour on the phone? Do you need to use things like instant messenger to really convey what you are thinking via text? You'll find that if you can figure out what your strengths are when it comes to communicating with other people that you will be far ahead of the game when it comes to getting your needs met.

Communicating Confidently....?

If you've ever been told to be more of a team player, or you want to make sure that you have a place in the community that you have chosen, you'll find that effective communication skills are a giant step towards what you are looking for. Make sure that you give this valuable skill some thought. Where are you less effective when it comes to communication? Are you comfortable with it, and how can you improve? You'll find that these questions can guide you towards improvement in many areas of your life, so make sure that you see what you can do about it today!

Evelyne Draper and Michael No one. Creators of the online version of the acclaimed Transforming Communication course
Evelyne Draper and Michael No one. Creators of the online version of the acclaimed Transforming Communication course

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      Areef iqbal 2 years ago

      gud micheal.i am very impress about ur writing on communication.

      how i improve communication skills? plz

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      valentine 3 years ago

      good communication skills enables a person to talk freely among pple without fear.

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      valentine 3 years ago

      good communication skills enables a person to talk freely among pple without fear.

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      aamir 3 years ago

      how i improve communication skills?

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      hussa 3 years ago

      nyccccccccccc

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      Michael Noone 3 years ago from Thailand

      I am absolutely delighted to get all of this great feedback on these hubs. While they are quite old the information is timeless. If you want me to write on this or any other related topic please contact me.

      I enjoy writing hubs..

      Mike Noone

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      BLESSING E.MICHAEL 3 years ago

      YEAR,I REALLY LOVE THIS...ITS A VERY GOOD MATERIAL

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      Leks 89 4 years ago

      Hi Mike this is Lekshmi from India

      Useful tips!!I will defenitely work on these..

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      Michael Noone 6 years ago from Thailand

      Thank you very much AREEB.

      I believe that communication is the most important skill a human being can have.

      Without these skills we are little more than sophisticated monkeys.

      Glad that you enjoyed the hub

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      AREEB 6 years ago

      Awesome explained. I think i would help me out in making speech on Effective communication....

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      Mike 6 years ago

      Thank you Zionsphere,

      I appreciate your comment and your link.

      Cheers,

      Mike

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      zionsphere 6 years ago from Oregon

      Great hub. I'm linking to it!

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      Mike 6 years ago

      Hi there,

      Thanks for your comment Egbe

      I wasn't excluding anyone when I wrote this hub. In fact if I was to list everybody that effective communication is important to then I would be here all day and most of next week too.

      Yes effective communication is important and I believe that the lack of it has caused many of the challenges we have in the world today.

      I am beginning to address that at my website http://www.transformingcommunication.com because I believe we no longer have the time to fight and that we will all lead lives that are so much happier and fulfilling through learning how to cooperate.

      Let's face it it just makes sense where nothing else does.

      Mike

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      egbe bertille obi 6 years ago

      please kindly include the importance of effective communication to trainee journalists

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      Michael Noone 6 years ago from Thailand

      Thank you Lucy. Glad you like it.

      Cheers,

      Michael

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      Lucy.Wang 6 years ago

      GOOD WRITING,I LIKE IT.

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      Mike 6 years ago

      Hi Joseph,

      thank you for your comment. I believe that we can all communicate effectively when we learn how.

      Communication skills are one way we can all improve our world

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      Joseph  6 years ago

      Hi my name is Joseph from Kenya, think i like the way you present...

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      Joseph  6 years ago

      Hi my name is Joseph from Kenya, think i like the way you present...

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      Maaz 7 years ago

      Hi Michael,

      Its Bravo!!!, Awesome explained. I think i would help me uot in making speech on Effective communication....

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      mishuexpert 8 years ago

      Hi Michael,

      I like your style of communicating the basic thing straight.

      Nice infor.

      Here, you can also check mine at: http://hubpages.com/hub/Effective-Communication-Sk...

      I am yet in developing stage but ur visit may inspire me.

      Thanks.

      Mishu

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      morrisonspeaks 8 years ago

      Michael, I like your thoughts and approach. Thanks for sharing this.

      Here's my take on this topic :)

      https://hubpages.com/education/Wise--Congruent-Thi

      ~Debra