Introduction to Communication Skills - Revised

Explore the basics of body language, and the contexts that affect your communications, with this free online course.

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This free online communication skills course will guide you through some really helpful tips and techniques for improving your communication skills in no time. By the end of the course, you will have a much stronger understanding of the basics of body language and the contexts that affect your communications. These skills will be a great help in both your personal and your professional life. Start your next learning journey, today.
  • Duration

    2-3 Hours
  • Assessment

  • Certification

  • Responsive

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Communication skills are essential in everyday life, but still many people lack the ability to speak and listen clearly and effectively. With this course you can make sure you are not one of them. The course starts by introducing you to important concepts such as communication channels, interpretation, and barriers. You will then explore the basics of body language, and the contexts that affect your communications. 

Next, you will be guided through important techniques for effective listening and concentration. You will then learn about speaking, and will be shown some proven methods of speaking considerately and politely. Lastly, you will be taught about the importance of silence within conversation, along with the importance of culture and context. This will really help both your communication and interpersonal skills.

Everybody has communication needs, so anyone can benefit from better communication. By the end of this course you will have gained stronger communication abilities and feel much more confident introducing yourself in social and professional situations. This can make life much more enjoyable, and give your career a real boost. So why wait? Start learning something really powerful, today.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course learners will be able to:

  • Discuss the difference between soft skills and hard skills
  • Differentiate between covert and overt communication
  • Identify different communication channels
  • Discuss filters and barriers in communication
  • Explain the effect which new technologies have had upon communication
  • Differentiate between verbal and nonverbal communication
  • Discuss the importance of culture and context to communication
  • Discuss the importance of listening
  • Explain the concept of foregrounding
  • Discuss the barriers to listening
  • Outline the importance of body language, culture, and context in communication


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