Communication Skills

Articles on communication skills, including the importance of them, key communicate skills for the workplace, how to persuade, average speaking rate, barriers to communication, impromptu speech topics and examples of great communication.

Communication Skills in the Workplace

Communication Skills in the Workplace

Without great communication skills, any business will simply grind to a halt. Find out why communication skills are important, which skills you should be learning and how to improve communication in the workplace.

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Complete Guide to Debating and how to Improve your Debating Skills

Complete Guide to Debating: How to Improve your Debating Skills

Debating can look intimidating, with speakers appearing confident, passionate and unwavering, but it consists of skills that anybody can learn. In this article we provide a guide to the basics of debating.

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Importance of Communication Skills

The Importance of Communication Skills

Learn how communication skills are valued in the workplace, in demand by businesses, help your career progression, enhance your professional image, influence how you learn and more.

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How to Stop Using Filler Words in 3 Steps

How to Stop Using Filler Words in 3 Steps

Um, like, so, er… they’re all words that have slipped into everyone’s everyday vocabulary and they’re known as hesitation or filler words. These are 3 practical steps to help you stop using them.

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Practice giving an impromptu speech in virtual reality

How to Give an Impromptu Speech

An impromptu speech can be one of the most terrifying speeches you’ll ever do; standing up in front of a crowd and having to speak for a few minutes without preparation is daunting even for the most seasons speakers. Here are some valuable tips on how to give an impromptu speech.

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10 Simple Rules for Good Communication

10 Simple Tips for a Great Presentation

Easy to implement rules for your next presentation or speech. Read over our checklist and make sure you have considering all the points when preparing and delivering your speech.

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Use your Vocal Toolbox to Deliver an Impactful Speech

Use your Vocal Toolbox to Deliver an Impactful Speech

How you speak and sound makes a dramatic impact on your speech. Use the different elements of the vocal toolbox during your presentation to sound more authoritative and knowledgeable.

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10 Effective Ways to use Pauses in your Speech

10 Effective Ways to use Pauses in your Speech

A pause, if used correctly, can add a great deal to your speech. Here are 10 ways you can use a pause effectively, from adding emphasis to key points, to changing the presentation topic, to replacing filler words.

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Average Speaking Rate and Words per Minute

Average Speaking Rate and Words per Minute

Our guide tells you how to calculate your speaking rate and words per minute, explains the average wpm for TED Talk presentations, podcasts, conversations, with examples and explanations of what influences the change of pace.

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Rhetoric: How to Inform, Persuade, or Motivate your Audience

Rhetoric: How to Inform, Persuade, or Motivate your Audience

Persuasive speaking is needed in a wide range of situations; from arguing with a colleague to performing a speech. Rhetoric is the key to developing this skill. We discuss how to use rhetoric for effective public speaking, in order to inform, persuade and motivate.

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How to Develop Effective Verbal Communication Skills

How to Develop Effective Verbal Communication Skills

Communication skills are essential in today’s business world. We provide several effective ways to practice your communication skills, including training days, professional coaching and virtual reality.

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Key Interpersonal Communication Skills you need to Improve

Key Interpersonal Communication Skills you need to Improve

Strong interpersonal skills are important for employers because most jobs require you to effectively interact with other people. In this article, we discuss the key types of interpersonal communication skills.

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Barriers to communication: What to look out for

Barriers to Effective Communication in the Workplace

Effective communication is not always straightforward and barriers can easily get in the way. They cause messages to become distorted, subsequently leading to confusion and misunderstanding. In this article, we describe these barriers to communication.

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How to use Rhetorical Questions in your Speech, with Examples

How to use Rhetorical Questions in your Speech, with Examples

Rhetorical questions can be an effective communication tool during your speech. This article covers what a rhetoric question is and how to use it for persuasion.

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How to Improve your Communication Skills

Key Resources for Improving your Communication Skills

Improve your communication skills with the learn, practice and improve concept. We provide communication resources, guides and insights for the best ways to learn and practice.

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45 Impromptu Speech Topics and Ideas

45 Impromptu Speech Topics and Ideas

Impromptu speech topics you can use at your next event, or for practice to improve communication skills and quick-thinking. We also outline what an impromptu speech is and tips for picking a topic.

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Examples of great communication, public speaking and presenting

Examples of Great Communication

Examples of great elevator pitches, persuasive speeches, opening and closing statements, body language, PowerPoint presentations, empathy, feedback and other elements of communication.

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Persuasive speech outline and ideas

Persuasive Speech Outline, Structure and Tips for Delivery

A persuasive speech is a speech that is given with the intention of convincing the audience to believe or do something. Read our suggestions for a persuasive speech outline and ideas.

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21 persuasive speech topics

75 Persuasive Speech Topics and Ideas

When you’re first asked to give a persuasive speech, it’s common to go blank about what you can speak about. Here are 21 persuasive speech topics to get you started.

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Improving Healthcare Staff Communication Skills with Digital Education

Improving Healthcare Staff Communication Skills with Digital Education

Effective communication between patients and staff is vital for the success of any healthcare organization. In this article, we discuss the different types of communication and 5 ways healthcare staff can improve them.

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  1. Articles on Communication Skills
  2. Articles on Presentation Skills
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  4. Articles on Virtual Reality for Training
  5. Articles on Soft Skills
  6. Articles on Career and Workplace
  7. Articles on Leadership
  8. Articles on Workplace & Employee Training
  9. Articles on Non-Verbal Communication
  10. Articles on Sales & Media Training
  11. Articles on Interview Skills