Social skills are skills that we use to communicate with each other.
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People with good communication abilities are able to build and maintain healthy relationships with others. Communication happens at two levels: verbal and nonverbal. In most of our interactions, we understand meaning from both verbal and nonverbal communication.
Developing Social Skills
Building of social skills means better awareness and control of how we interact with others. As we are social animals and interact with many people every day, we must develop our social skills to gain more control over how we interact. To improve social skills, we must learn to:
- Observe and understand body language signals
- Speak with confidence
- Make eye contact with others
- Overcome social anxiety
- Try to converse with more people
- Understand people’s feelings when they communicate
- Being aware of your own emotions and responses
- Listen actively
The development of the faculties we use when interacting with others reward you in better work and personal relationships, and a more impressive personality. Good communication also helps to build self-confidence, as it provides you with better control over your interactions with others.
Advantages of Developing Social Skills
Development of social skills has advantages that help you to be more successful at work and life. Here are some of the most important benefits of having strong social skills:
A person that observes more and understands more is able to respond appropriately to people and situations. An important part of developing social skills is to understand the emotions of oneself and others. The next step is to manage and control emotions, and to respond appropriately.
People who can communicate their thoughts and feelings well and understand other’s emotions have better chances of establishing healthy relationships. Having good social skills reduce occurrences of misunderstandings, pent up emotions, anger, and emotional outbursts. It helps a person to empathise with other people, be aware of his or her own emotions and respond to situations accordingly.
Enhancement in Personality
Our first impression of others is based upon how they look and talk. Along with how you look, what you say and how gives clues to others on your personality type. Development of social skills and emotional intelligence allows you to understand others’ emotions so that you gain a mature outlook, which improves your communication too. Having good communication skills is, therefore, a must for building a charismatic personality.
Improvement in Self Confidence
When you are in control of your communications with others, it makes you more confident of handling relationships and interactions. By becoming better at managing conversations through understanding and control, you gain more confidence, positivity and overall satisfaction from life.
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All public Emotional Intelligence (EQ) Training courses include am/pm tea, lunch, printed courseware and a certificate of completion. Customised courses are available upon request so please contact pdtraining on 1300 121 400 to learn more.