A college professor of communication was once asked by the students- why the skills that they teach in the college were important. The professor generally represented those interpersonal skills in the classroom that were related to the daily life of a college student. Even he trained them through a coursework that helped them to prepare for a long professional career that included interpersonal skills. So, he just asked his fellow students to look at the job postings in the newspaper or at the online job portals and come back the next day. The answer to their question was just simple!! One common thing that each and every student observed with every job requirement was a definite skill set and that was Good Interpersonal Communication Skills!! So, what are those and how it influence our daily life are discussed below. Lets have a quick look over that: Till now it is clear that the interpersonal communication skills are an important part of everyday life, at both- personal as well as professional fronts. Before we start learning how to develop the interpersonal skills, first let us understand fundamental principles of effective communication. It's a three level communication approach that includes- ethos, pathos, and logos. The ethos symbolizes ethics The pathos symbolizes empathy The logos stands for logic All three above factors help you in communicating effectively by developing credibility, understandability of your listener and then coherently presenting the thoughts. Now, it's time to have a look at some of the best ways that can help in improving one's interpersonal communication skills. Let's move ahead: Opting for a speech course : If you are interested in improving your interpersonal skills, especially related to communication, then it is advisable to take a speech course. A good speech course would help in building confidence in yourself while teaching you to communicate coherently. This could be considered as one of the best ways for improving your skills. Rehearsing with a recording tool : In order to communicate effectively, it is important to understand the way you communicate. As you record yourself, you will have a great opportunity to listening as well as watching yourself talk. With this, you can observe your body language, have proper language command, appropriate tone of voice, confidence level and many other things. This will help you to become an effective communicator by improving yourself through the observations made. Look out for the opportunities to lead : We already know that great leaders are the great communicators. So, you must look out for some great opportunities for taking leadership roles along with enhancing your interpersonal skills. Being a leader means you need to be proactive and ready to take the initiative. Also, in a corporate scenario, it could mean voluntarily bringing down the co-workers for solving a problem or developing a concept. Develop good writing practice : Writing could help you in expressing yourself clearly. It helps you thinking twice before you speak. It has been observed that the internal communication precedes the interpersonal communication, so it helps you to personally communicate to yourself. The ultimate solution for this is developing good writing practice in order to improve your interpersonal skills. Enrol yourself in an acting class : Acting gives you an opportunity to relate to different kinds of people. This helps in boosting your confidence and the language command as well. As acting lets you communicate on stage in a way that the audience should understand you, it can prove to be a great platform to develop your communication skills. Final thought : You must have met the leaders in every sphere of human life and one thing that makes them more influential is their interpersonal communication. As a result, if you want to rock your world, you can follow above-stated some of the best tips that can help in improving yourself with excellent communication skills.
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