Good communication is a vital life skill. In this course we will explore the 2 main forms of communication, verbal and non-verbal. You will learn skills to improve your communication and you will increase your understanding of why it is essential for success in all aspects of life.
What you can expect in this course
Communication is a very important skill to understand. It can create or destroy. It can bring clarity or create confusion. It is something everyone does, but few take responsibility for. It should come with greater responsibility than it does.
In this course we will take a look at what communication is and the power it holds. We will shed light on the different forms, and help you understand why it can be so frustrating.
In order to get what you want across to another individual, as we stated in the goal setting lesson, you must now develop the communication skills to help you do that. This means you have to learn to set boundaries, expectations, and learn how to truly listen.
This is a powerful course that will raise your awareness around how you currently communicate, how you carry yourself and how you ultimately can get better results with your new skills.
Communication is a serious topic. Effective communication can relieve you of many self-created issues that you may deal with in your life. It can lift you over obstacles that have blocked you in the past and allow you a smoother path to your future.
Learning Objectives :
To create understanding of the forms of communication
To create awareness of the immense power of our words
To understand the difference between hearing and listening
To provide tips and tools to become a master communicator in your life
Lesson 1 – Introduction
The introduction to communication will provoke thought and reflection about how communication has impacted your life. We do this through humour and general discussion. The assignment will take you on a personal journey to places where we are able to understand and become fully aware of our own communications impact.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
Lesson 2 – What is communication
This lesson will introduce you to the forms of communciation. It is understanding that allows us to reach mastery. It is about learning new skills, and then practicing those skills to the point that they improve our results.
In the last analysis, what we are communicates far more eloquently than anything we say or do.
Lesson 3 – Time to create order
This lesson will help you begin to learn the importance of creating pictures. For it is the pictures that we have in our mind that determines how we listen, how we formulate our words and how we determine the results that we see.
It is about understanding and skill building to eliminate the chaos. Learning is taking chaos and creating order, over and over again.
Take advantage of every opportunity to practice your communication skills so that when important occasions arise, you will have the gift, the style, the sharpness, the clarity, and the emotions to affect other people.
Lesson 4- The Word
Our Word is how we see ourselves. It has significant impact on those around us and ourselves. If we speak poorly about others or to others, it is often because of something that we are struggling with.
When we share our WORD, we share our outlook, our perspective, our experience. When we get control of our thoughts, only then will we have control of our words.
Words – so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.
Lesson 5 – Skill building time
Thinking before speaking is a great skill. We have been taught to use words, to structure them so people understand. However, we are not taught how to THINK first.
We want our voices heard and in doing so, often we just open our mouths and words come flying out. Like our thoughts, our words can appear chaotic and confusing. When we can take a second, group the thoughts, we have no problem being responsible for our words.
Apologizing for not being responsible with your words will be tolerated less and less the more you do it. Be mindful before you speak.