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  Being able to communicate effectively is one of the most important life skills to learn, and you will agree with the fact that the need for communication is everywhere, be it your personal life or professional life. Especially, for growing in today’s fast-paced work environment, you cannot take your communication skills lightly and of course it doesn’t matter the career path you choose, you must know how to interact and put forward your ideas in the midst of people.
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Communication can be seen as transferring information to produce greater understanding, and it can be done vocally (through verbal exchanges), through written media (books, websites, and magazines), visually (using graphs, charts, and maps) or non-verbally (body language, gestures, pitch of voice, and tone). All of these means of communication are essential and vital for an individual’s success in their career and also in life but most persons overlook and fail to develop it. However communication skills define how you convey and receive information, interact with others and even tackle issues such as potential conflicts in the workplace. And using, improving and showcasing your communication skills can help you advance in your career and be competitive when searching for new jobs.  Communication skills involve listening, speaking, observing and empathizing. It is also helpful to understand the differences in how to communicate through face-to-face interactions, phone conversations and digital communications, like email and social media. Also, learning from great communicators around you and actively practicing ways to improve your communications over time will certainly support your efforts to achieve various personal and professional goals. Succeeding in your career requires good communication skills, because being able to articulate well provides a significant advantage, and to do your job effectively, you have to discuss problems, request information, interact with others, and have good human relations skills which are all part of having good communication skills. They help in being understood well and in helping understand the needs of those around you. There are various communication skills that you need to develop that can help you in your career, and few of them include:
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  1. Self-Confidence
  2. Respect 
  3. Active listening 
  4. Tone and volume 
  5. Emotional intelligence 
The Importance of Communication Skills Having strong communication skills aids in all aspects of life – from professional life to personal life and everything that falls in between, and the importance includes:
  • Communication skills allow you to interact with people effectively and let you make your presence felt by the people present in a discussion or a meeting.
  • Being able to communicate effectively with your colleagues in a team will help build trust, strengthen your professional relationships, boosts teamwork, develop a sense of belongingness, and help you to become more productive.
  • As a professional in your career, it’s imperative to put effort into improving your communication skills. This will help you to perform better at the job and advance in your career.
  • Being able to communicate effectively in your career environment gives you more morale to work and a very high satisfaction from the employees.
  • Being able to communicate effectively gives you high chance of being valued in your career place.
  • Being a good communicator in your career makes you eligible for employment because the employers see hiring you as investing in a long term success.
Finally,without proper communication, even the greatest of ideas can easily go unnoticed, and eventually wasted, and having seen that communication is an important part of our lives and when it comes to advancing in your career, you need to possess good communication skills. Featured image source: Voicelink communications
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This article was first published on 15th February 2022


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