Essence of Communication Skills

When we talk of communication skills, the first and the foremost thing that comes to our mind is fluency. ‘Fluency’ is one of the many aspects that good communication skills consist of. While fluency is very much important in verbal communication, its peer part, that is, good hand-writing is important in written communication. Whether we…

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Five Guidelines For Ethical Business Communications

Do you understand what behaving ethically entails? According to Michael Josephson, there are four principles of ethical behavior: honesty, integrity, fairness, and concern for others. You can think of these four basic principles as the legs of an imaginary stool. One missing leg will create a wobbly stool, but two missing legs makes the stool…

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Ten Impediments to Effective Communication

There are countless reasons why high-quality, effective communication can be difficult. We are all individuals, with different ways of viewing the world, different biases and objectives and vulnerabilities. We so often judge what we see and hear based upon our own experiences and predispositions. We should remember, however, that effective communication begins with mutual respect,…

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The Telephone – A Brief History

During the 1870’s, two well known inventors both independently designed devices that could transmit sound along electrical cables. Those inventors were Alexander Graham Bell and Elisha Gray. Both devices were registered at the patent office within hours of each other. There followed a bitter legal battle over the invention of the telephone, which Bell subsequently…

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What Are the Advantages of an Underground Drainage System?

When constructing your home or making improvements in your property or garden, one important area that must be considered is that of an efficient drainage system. This can prevent a number of undesirable problems occurring as well as even protecting your health. All too often many homeowners never think about issues such as flooding or…

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Interpersonal Communication – Tone of Voice and Body Language

One of our subscribers who responded to the last article, Interpersonal Communication – Encoding The Response , asserted that e-mails effectively can convey tone of voice and body language. Let's explore this proposal. In interpersonal communication, the two-way channel implicitly means that the sender requests to "imply" something and that the Receiver needs to "infer"…

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Ten Commandments of Effective Communication

Everything we do is communication. Without communication we will not be able to interact in a civilized manner. Without communication we will not be able to create modern societies. Without communication we would not be able to create prosperity for ourselves. Without communication we would not be able to construct organizations necessary for the reproduction…

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Mobile Phones – Good & Bad Manners

Just about everyone uses a mobile phone but not everyone has good manners when using one, how often have we seen someone driving along the highway, maybe even children in the back, talking on their mobile? This is not only very bad manners it is also illegal in most countries in the world. There are…

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The Disadvantages of Reverse Phone Directory

The reverse phone directory is the online phone book which enables the users with the exciting offer to search for the identity of the cell phone numbers which are completely unknown to them. Few of the websites which provide such service to the users do not ask for any fees to gather the data for…

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Direct Or Indirect Plumbing Systems

Doing your own plumbing work can save you a lot of money, and simple plumbing jobs do not require a great deal of knowledge or skill. A beginner should be able to cope with straightforward jobs, like replacing a tap washer or plumbing in a basin, and an average handyman should be able to tackle…

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