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Communication Skills Required

One of the most basic characteristics about humanity is our ability to communicate with each other in such a variety of meaningful ways. Because communication is vital for any relationship, job, or thing of importance in life, there can be few things as important as taking time to develop effective communication skills.

Without proper communication skills a person's life will never reach full potential. I'm convinced that our communication skills are one of the keys to any successful or fulfilling life. Can you, for example, imagine having the same depth of friendships that you enjoy now without having communication skills? Of course not. We are only able to enjoy deep and satisfying relationships with other humans when we can communicate with each other well. Every single friendship in my life is made richer because of our abilities to use our communication skills. There is nothing more special than being able to pour out your heart to a friend while being confident that they will understand and be able to respond appropriately.

We all know that work is an undeniable part of life. We must work if we want to have a safe place to life, food to eat, and the means to have fun. Can you imagine getting a good job without having taken the time to develop communication skills? No way! You would be crazy to walk into a job interview without the ability to successfully communicate with your potential employer.

Taking time to develop communication skills is much broader than it might seem at first. You see, communication skills include much more than the ability to speak and understand a verbal language. Communication skills also include the ability to write and interpret writing. Being able to use and interpret body language is also an important part of having healthy communication skills because we all know that communicating with people includes much more than the words they say.

Think about the different communication skills that help people become successful and productive adults. Then take time to think about your own abilities in each of these skills. Have you mastered all of the important communication skills or are there areas that could use improvement? If there are, you must prioritize spending time and energy developing the missing skills. I guarentee that you will see improvements in your friendships, in future jobs, and in your ability to live each day well if you spend time improving your communication skills. They are, after all, necessary for life.

Submitted by:

Rachael Cleipher

Author Rachael Cleipher knows the importance of communication skills more than most people. A public speaker for many years, she prides herself in helping others communicate well. Check out www.learncommunicationskills.info


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