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    3 golden rules for effective communication

    Have you been wondering how to put together an impressively-phrased Powerpoint presentation?

    Have you been wondering how to compose an e-mail that captures your strategies and goals effectively?

    It is time you did something about it.

    As a young professional in today's global business world, it is imperative that you are competent in bothoral as well as written communication.

    Important forms of oral communication at the worplace include!

    "uilding interpersonal relationships.

    #iving presentations and debating viewpoints effectively.

    $ou need to master oral sills for both in-person and over-the-phone interactions.

    %imilarly, important written communication includes!

    &riting professional e-mails sans %(% slang).

    Putting together concise reports.

    *reating visually powerful Powerpoint presentations.

    And the ey to acing oral and written communication is to spruce up your communication sills. And it is alot easier than you thin.

    Here are some easy tips to do it on your own!

    1.Improve pronunciation and diction

    +here are a few trics to maing a vernacular accent more globally understandable.

    +ry maing sure that 'air' comes out of your mouth when saying the letters, '+, P, ' and the sound '*h'.

    ocus on elongating your vowel sounds. +his will also automatically slow down your rate of speech.

    %ing /nglish songs out loud0

    &atch news shows on channels lie *11 and ""*.

    +he web site www.m-w.comis great for pronunciation help.

    I would also suggest buying boos on pronunciation and language that come with audio cassettes.

    A good boo that I found really useful was Better English Pronunciationby 2 3 4'*onnor. It is part of the*ambridge series, and some of those boos come with cassettes.

    2. Spruce up your writing skills

  • 7/27/2019 3 Golden Rules for Effective Communication


    "elieve it or not, you have to Read More0

    &ell-written maga5ines, lie The Economistand India Today, are great to read not only to improvelanguage sills but also to learn more about the world.

    In terms of boos, read what interests you. +he basic goal is to read as much as you can.

    +here are a plethora of good authors who are popular today. %ome good writers whose language is easyto follow include 6iram %eth, 2humpa 7ahiri, Paulo *oelho, 2 3 %alinger, Albert *amus and 8oald 3ahl.

    People tend to forget basic grammar when writing e-mails. An e-mail is nothing more than a letter whichis sent electronically.

    (ae sure salutations and content are professional. 9se special phrases when attaching documents. ore:ample, ;Please find attached with this e-mail a report on...; +his helps you sound professional.

    3. Five exercises to practise every day!

    i. Pretend you are a newscaster and read out the newspaper to your mirror.

    ii. 3o not read local newspapers. ocus on national newspapers.

    iii. &hile reading a boo, underline all the words you do not now. 7oo them up in the dictionary.

    iv. (ae a list of these words, and mae sure you use at least five of them in a conversation during theday.

    v. (ost important, mae an effort to spea in /nglish to your friends and family.