Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The Need For Effective Communication

The need for effective communication is important to many. No man is an island and communication is required among one another in order to survive. After all, life is about relationships, be it between husband and wife, employer and customer or even mother and child. Therefore, one has to be effective in communication to keep the relationship going.

Communication allows us to impart and exchange our thoughts, feelings and opinions through speech, signs or writings with the people around us. By doing so effectively, we are able to represent and express ourselves correctly and accurately, avoiding unnecessary misunderstandings which can be frustrating.

To work well with others, exchanges of ideas should be coherent and rational. This is especially essential in the business world so as to avoid any conflict among workers. If coworkers cannot communicate well with each other, tasks will not be completed smoothly and tension might result from inefficiency in getting work done. Hence, everyone must be able to articulate his or her thoughts and ideas in order to work towards one common goal.

All these examples show how much communication is of great importance. When someone can convey ideas clearly, it is easier to understand them and provide effective feedbacks. Therefore, with the appropriate skills acquired, it will definitely aid in forming positive interactions and bonds with the people around us.

Through this module, I hope to become a more effective and articulate communicator, enhancing my ability to market myself. These skills are important as they can help me to communicate well with my lecturers, employers, colleagues, or maybe clients in future. In addition, I believe that my self-esteem and confidence can be maximized when I know what to speak, how to speak and even when to speak.

Indeed, to be effective in a workplace, you have to communicate well. To be a good leader, you have to communicate exceptionally well. So, why not master the skill of communication so as to reap the benefits in both professional and personal aspects of our lives? (:


Blogger spotlessmind said...

Hi Emily...
A very light and pleasant entry to read. I particularly agree with your opinion on how effective communication is important in the business world. I do believe that an employer can maintain a good rapport with his employees if he has the skills of a good communicator. Oh, I like how you have inserted the comic strip. It certainly captured my attention and made your entry more interesting! However, I would like to know more about your take on effective communication, on a personal level; how it might have affected you in your life perhaps and why you feel that it is important for you.- Fadz

August 25, 2009 at 10:27 AM  

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