CommunicateWell Lifeskill course
This course is designed to help you improve your communication skills, considerably, in about 6 weeks. By good communication skills, we mean the ability to get the other party to respond favourably to your communications. The target and test is him/her, not you.
Since we communicate orally as well as in writing, we have included both modes of communication.
The program design is a scaffolding type. The first two modules relate to basic skills necessary in oral communications. The next two relate to written communications. Then we start moving deeper. Modules 5 & 6, get into communication as a true life-skill.
Module 7 gets you even deeper. It is an advance, optional, application.
After going through the resources of a module, consciously apply them in your daily interactions. Seek and create opportunities to practise them. Pair up with friend so that both of you could practice together. In addition to practising the techniques yourself, keep a sharp lookout how some others around you are using it, or failing to use it.
Mere reading of the techniques will NOT help, at all. Actually that may harm you since you'll get a false confidence that your communications skills have improved. Communication skills improve ONLY by practising the techniques.
Work in a progressive manner i.e. after module 2, work on the skills of module 2 as also continue with those of module 1. After module 3, work on the learnings on modules 3 but also include the skills of the previous ones i.e. 2 &1.
Going through a module and starting to apply it should take you about 4-5 days. Thus the first 6 modules should take you about 5-6 weeks. However, you will be able to access the course for 3 months.
Let us start with module 1 below.