My answer to the title question is – “Communication is a wonder skill that become tough or easy based on ones’ mindset.”
I mentioned Communication as ‘Wonder Skill’ as it brings wonder into the life. Excellent communication makes life brighter and more successful & in the downside, poor communication takes life to lowest point. I heard a lot of myths around communication and developing the skill. Myths are belief that strongly formed an image about something and breaking it is bit hard. To learn communication skill one need to come out of these myths. Here are the popular ones:
1. Communication is meant only for career: Communication is a human skill (even I can say every living creatures in earth has it) and we should not restrict only for career. Communication skill is required every second and every activity we perform.
2. Communication is just about talking to someone: Most of the time, communication synonymous to oral communication like speeches, presentations, discussions, etc. but communication is beyond just oral form. Writing, body language also constitutes communication.
3. To be good in Communication skill I need to know lot of hard words: This myth is a powerful one and most of the believers are well-educated ones. Hard words will make the communication more harder & difficult to understand. Goal of communication is (and not limited to) i) asking/answering questions to gaining/impart knowledge ii) providing/gaining clarity on items iii) delivering/receiving information related to areas of interest.
Though millions of books, seminars, coaching classes available on communication, still many of us lack communication skill even after going through those. What is stopping us from taking a leap and achieving our life goals? How can we get strong communication skills?
I answer these questions in my next blog post.