Communication Skills

 

Persuasive language: Learning how to win others into your way of thinking/viewpoint through persuasive diction.

 

 

What's the benefit of learning this skill?

 

Learning to sell yourself is a crucial and fundamental skill to have. For example, the place where your friends or family wants to go eat relies on your ability to influence and use words that sell the venue's food, vibe, safe distance (if some are drinking alcohol*), and experience. Or if you are asking for a raise at work and your ability to communicate your value to your boss or senior. Or parents have to persuade their children to obey or do best at school is determined heavily upon not just their use of words but their gesture, tone, body language, and timing as well (which we also cater towards*). 

 

Negotiating with yourself: Inspired from the Harvard Negotiation Project of Difficult Conversations by Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, and Sheila Heen, this skill involves learning to negotiate, observe, and challenge your thoughts.

 

How we think relies strongly on language,
because we wouldn't be able to express our grades of emotions and feelings without words right? In this communicative skill is a bit different and unique, you're not arguing with another but with yourself. Our feelings are based on our perceptions of ourselves, and we can challenge and analysis in how we feel, we don't have to accept them right then and right there. In other words, one can't just accept that his or her feelings are natural and normal. This skill focuses on altering the way you think which can alter the way you deal with people and situations. 

 

 

Asking the right questions: Learning certain phrases and wording for asking the right questions to get information or answers from others.

 

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