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Introduction to Interpersonal Skills

Learn about the influence of interpersonal skills at work and effective communication from this free online course.

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This free online course, Introduction to Interpersonal Skills, will guide you through the fundamentals of interpersonal skills. Learn how to develop important soft skills for personal success, showcase your skills effectively on your job applications, and properly communicate using verbal and non-verbal communication. Start this course today and improve your knowledge of soft skills.
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    4-5 Hours
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Learn how to develop your interpersonal skills set with this free online course, Introduction to Interpersonal Skills. Discover the essence of interpersonal skills in the workplace and how to stand out from the crowd with your job applications. In this course, you will begin with an introduction to the importance of interpersonal skills to get ahead in life and the essential job skills required.

Then, you will study ways of developing your interpersonal skills and showcasing them on job applications. You will also learn about the requirements for public speaking and better presentations. Next, you will discuss effective communication skills, the right technology for effective communication, and intercultural awareness. Finally, you will learn about the role of body language in communication and how to interpret the messages behind various hand and body gestures.

This free online course from Alison will give you an insight into the fundamentals of interpersonal skills for improving relationships in and out of the workplace. This course is ideal for students, researchers, employers, and professionals who are interested in improving their interpersonal relationships. Check out this course today and learn how to enhance your interpersonal skills in no time.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify important interpersonal skills for better interpersonal relations
  • Summarize your interpersonal skills effectively on your résumé and cover letter
  • Recognize ways of overcoming the fear of public speaking
  • Outline the cardinal rules for delivering effective PowerPoint presentations
  • Assess the relationship between personal attributes and interpersonal skills
  • Outline the attributes required for good interpersonal relations
  • Indicate the appropriate technology for effective communication
  • Evaluate the elements of vocal production for effective communication
  • Explain the aspects of effective speaking
  • Translate the messages of hand and body gestures


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