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Why Take a Communication Course?

Why Take a Communication Course?

Author: Essential Skills

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In this course, you‘ll explore the power of your communication skill and discover how you can develop your ability to communicate your own ideas, as well as work more effectively with others. You will think about your current communication style so you can identify areas for improvement and practice new ways of communicating.

By the end of this course, your goal should be to demonstrate that you can: 

  • Create and effectively deliver a variety of communications.
  • Actively listen in order to understand what others are communicating.
  • Communicate with others in an exchange of ideas and information.
  • Consider the impact of culture on different communication approaches