November 30, 2020

Why are communication skills important?

‘30 crore Indian secondary school children are going to be graduating by 2030’ according to a recent report published by UNICEF.  While most of the students would move to pursue higher education, there would also be students who would take up part-time jobs and internships to enter the workforce. In both cases, students would need one vital armour to stand out in the crowd and that would be ‘COMMUNICATION SKILLS’.

The World Economic Forum identified the top 7 must-have soft skills for employability in 2019, Communication being the 5th must-have soft skill.

One would need to understand why communication is becoming an essential skill set for students and working professionals alike. If one needs to make an impact at an inter-personal, group or societal level, effective communication would be a necessity.

Today, the world is one integrated global village. While technology influences the mode of communication, our core communication skills matter more now than ever. For example, imagine you are talking to a Professor in the UK from India over videoconferencing. Since there would be a change in the accent, speed of his/her communication from yours how can you make sure that the communication exchange is smooth and complete?

  • How do you excel in a college interview?
  • How do you let people know of your ideas?
  • How do you connect with people?
  • How do you ensure people understand you properly?
  • How do you cross boundaries and make it look seamless?


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One Comment

  1. Rishab Amarnath 2021-02-01 at 7:28 pm - Reply

    Nice Blog! Communication skill is the basic corporate skill which every child should develop, its an effective way to share your ideas.

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