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Communication skills and fluency

10 Mar

     

      There are students who get perturbed  in college when they are asked to take a  seminar, and there are candidates who fail to get college admission  or  get placed in a  company when they face group discussion,  the only reason is lack of communication skills, even though they are technically sound.I wish to deal with this subject in four different stages

1. vocabulary building

2. fluency

3. cultivating style

4. active listening.

There are  some situations,where we search for some proper words to complete a sentence with correct grammar , or even sometimes at the initial stage some of us try to form sentences in mind in advance, before we communicate or  reply to a certain question.If we practice building vocabulary ,then there will be no need to face such a situation ,we can make communicate in English easily and spontaneously as we do with our mother toungueVocabulary can be easily build  by regularly reading newspapers, magazines and books. Then there are lots of informative magazines and books through which we can attain both knowledge and vocabulary .If we practice reading regularly, then we won’t search for words.

After building vocabulary we should look to improve the  fluency in that language.I have found this  method which I named as “inner conversation”, which will help us to perform well in group discussions, seminars and for your normal communication process. What we are required to do is, to post any topic to yourself and try build a conversation around it .This  can be practiced whenever we have free time.When u start doing this u may get stuck for want of words  or have some grammatical mistakes, but here, no one to comment on you.This method when practiced regularly will give you fluency in the language.

The third important thing is to implement the style in the language,for this we can make use of news channels like NDTV 24*7,Headlines today,CNN,BBC which will help you a lot to get neutral accent.

Active listening  also plays an important role in communication.To improve your listening skills and to understand the proper accent u have to watch lots of English movies which are conversational based rather than much action.There are lots of classic and quality movies which are much conversational based.We can also learn style and proper accent from it.

The above techniques can be applied to any language u want to make with better communication and to get fluency.If anyone learning new languages like French,German,Japanese then try for it.

Article Edited by,   R.Mugunthan

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9 responses to “Communication skills and fluency

  1. Vijay

    March 10, 2006 at 2:47 pm

    Good Piece of work done here.
    Wishes to the author to continue….

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  2. LakshmiNarasimhan

    March 10, 2006 at 4:57 pm

    I totally agree to what you say. I would like to add one important point to yours which I feel you had missed out.

    It is self confidence and conviction to improve communication skills.
    The most important thing is, we have to communicate in groups without fear and diffident, not bothering about the person who comments on us and just make our self corrected from the comments and try not to repeat the same.

    Another important thing which will help to increase vocabulary is the use of dictionary.

    The way you presented the content is good. All the best Rajesh.

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  3. jai

    March 12, 2006 at 4:40 pm

    apart from all four, the most critical is “application” and that is finding every opportunity to put the skill into practice…if “inner conversation” can increase one’s fluency, this “application” builds his/her confidence..overall a good piece of article, rajesh

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  4. Suresh VS

    March 13, 2006 at 12:42 am

    Dear Rajesh,

    Applause to your work. Keep it up and expecting more piece of work.

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  5. Vimal VG

    March 13, 2006 at 5:27 am

    Good article and it would be very helpful for college and job hunting students.. The Main thing is 4 steps , Which show the different from other articles..it will be very easy to understand , grasp the points and to follow it
    Kudos Rajesh !!!

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  6. R.Dhinakaran

    March 13, 2006 at 3:09 pm

    Good piece of work. I accept the points whatever you found that would help cultivating once communication.
    I would like to add one more point along with what you have mentioned for fluency.
    we all have a friends circle and whoever wishes to develope thier communication skill can form a group and they can speak in the language which they want to develope. we don’t have to feel shy in front of our friends if we commit any mistake while speaking in any particular language, afterall they are our friends. Others can correct our grammatical error while speaking and it will be very helpful to shape our fluency and as well as our vocabulary skills. some may feel bored of searching new words going through all encyclopedias, instead hear what your friend is speaking, what kind of word he uses, observe those and try to use your talents to mould those sentences with your skills. Realtime practice will never have any optionals.
    A child learns through hearing from his/her mother and father first. since we are all well grown child to learn a new language hear what your friends speak. Use it.
    This article is a feather to your writing skills cap. keep it up.

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  7. Prem Kumar

    August 21, 2006 at 5:26 am

    Initiative Work.

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  8. Ayyas

    November 11, 2006 at 5:33 pm

    Gud, nice 2 read. I think no one can disagree with this esplly., with our Current Indian Education System.

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  9. Rajalakshmi

    December 18, 2007 at 4:39 am

    Nice to read. Loud reading is must to improve your pronunciation also. I have experienced it with my children.The school (Balalok) in which they were studying was insisting on loud reading the newspapers.
    Keep it up Rajesh!

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