Skill Building: Communication


Whether you are communicating with friends or family or you are working towards a greater goal of convincing someone from your cause, communication skills are important. Follow the following tips on communication to improve your communication skills:

  • Listening is key. Listen to what the other person has to say before already formulating your reply.

  • Be aware of your body language. It really matters, so try to be aware of the message you communicate with your body, your appearance. Try to have an accessible, open body language.

  • Think about what you exactly want to say.

  • Think about the different communication channels there are (face-2-face, telephone, email, social media, skype, etc.)

  • Know the person you talk to

Find more tips in the following skill building activities: convincing, presentation, facilitation, debating and addressing youth.