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Communication Skill Builders Explainedfrom: Peter Murphy - Guest Contributor
Whatever the level of your communication or whatever your needs are, you will find communication skill builders suitable for you. Communication skill problems are the most significant and harmful difficulties to beset relationships.
That is the case whether we are talking about a relationship with a spouse, your children, your colleagues or anyone that you have to deal with in your life. Some of the skills needed are specific to certain situations or at least have to be adapted, which is why you will find communication skill builders for all aspects of communication and all the different situations in which you might be called upon to use those communication skills.
At work, you may have to communicate with people you don't know, maybe even people you don't even like; these people may be from very different backgrounds and cultures. It's at work that you may be in authority over others, having to get people to follow instructions and adhere to policies, perhaps having to fit reluctantly into a company's ethos.
A communication skill builder aimed at the workplace may deal with managing anger and conflict as well as team work and goal setting, together with the usual communication skills that we all need in our daily lives.
Communication difficulties can sometimes cause problems within a marriage. If they are not resolved, a lack of communication can lead to irreparable damage and even divorce. Many people, if they could, would intervene before it gets that far. A communication skill builder aimed at marriage situations can help you do just that.
As in all communications, listening skills are vital. You may also need to learn how to resolve conflict and manage your own anger, just as in the workplace, but the methods you will choose to do that are probably different in a marriage.
A communication skills builder shows you how. It will help you, through a series of books, tapes, CDs and DVDs, by taking you through some of the most common communication situations and helps you develop communication strategies for dealing with them. Within a marriage, you will have to make many joint decisions such as on living arrangements, finances and eventually children.
All too often one partner can simmer with resentment at feeling they are not listened to and never get their way. You can learn to get over this and become assertive without causing offence, so that you communicate effectively and reach mutual decisions.
Those are just two areas in which you might find communication skill builders but there are many more. A simple internet search will show you quite a lot of them.
These days, you can even get communication skills builders via e-courses, where each day or at least at regular intervals, another lesson is mailed to people who opt into a list. Sometimes these e-courses can be free but it may be worth your while beforehand finding out if whoever offers the course has the credentials to be an authority on communication skills, especially if you are paying for the course, in whichever format it comes.
Other such courses offer coaching on more in-depth and specialized aspects of communication, such as conflict resolution, effective management at work etc. There are even courses on talking to your teenagers. These courses give you materials which you can look through again and again at your leisure, helping you to digest the messages and tips.
They may suggest exercises for you to do to build up your communication skills because in this area there really is no substitute for practice. Trying out your skills helps you to perfect them and to grow in confidence. That's the great thing about communication skill builders because you have the materials there to refer back to at any time and because they are often self-paced, your learning can progress as you feel more comfortable.
About the Author
Peter Murphy is a peak performance expert. He recently produced a very popular free report :- 10 Simple Steps to Developing Communication Confidence. This report reveals the secret strategies all high achievers use to communicate with charm and impact.
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