This is the first of a series of posts based on the results of a survey from the National Association of Colleges and Employers, bringing you links to websites to learn the skills. Good communication is a fundamental skill to develop for success in many areas of life. It is also quite complex, with components of verbal and nonverbal communication, listening, and written communication. It also helps to know telephone skills, how to choose the best method of communication, ask the right questions, provide and receive feedback, have good conversations, and create effective presentations. I found it somewhat challenging to find online courses on these subjects. Please share in the comments if you know of some good ones. I’ll share some courses on writing in a future post in this series.
#1 – Communication
- This post on communication was part of the Year of Personal Development series at the Daily PlanIt.
- It includes a handout on the communication process, one on listening skills, and a link to:
- Effective Communication at HelpGuide.org (listening and nonverbal communication)
- See also The Daily PlanIt Wiki page on communication with delicious links including listening skills.
- Communication at Illinoisworknet.com has links to learn verbal and non-verbal, written communication and listening skills.
- Four Steps to Communication at LatitudeU.com
- Principles of Human Communication at Saylor.org includes many links to the videos by Professor Martha J. Haun (see below) as well as other videos and written information online.
- Introduction to Communication at Learnerstv.com. This is an extensive video lecture series on Introduction to Communication by Professor Martha J. Haun of the University of Houston.
- Public Speaking Made Easy at Udemy.com
- Presentation Techniques at beginners.co.uk