Topic 4 Verbal communication

Verbal communication skills are responsible for the way you deliver the message as well as how you receive it.

For an effective communication, you say what you want clearly and directly. It is good when messages are conveyed in as few words as possible because if you ramble on, the listener will stop paying attention and will not understand what you want to say. This is why it is important to take a few minutes and think before you speak, as excessive talking leads to confusion.

Good verbal communication skills improve relationships between individuals and groups.

Having good verbal communication skills means that you use clear and audible diction and make clear sentences when you speak. Also, you follow logical thought processes which contribute to the flow of the conversation. It is essential that your speech suits your audience in terms of language and formality.