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Recommendations On Improving My Own Interpersonal and Communicational Skills

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Introduction

Amish Patel `                                                                                                         BAM

Fran Whitely

Recommendations On Improving My Own Interpersonal and Communicational Skills (M2)

Interpersonal skills are those skills that are used as a basis in part of everyday life where people interact with each other. To be precise, interpersonal skills are related to communicational skills but are more specific about an individual’s behaviour and include co-operating, sharing, listening, participating, leadership and negotiation.

Individuals with good interpersonal skills are easy to be around. They bond with other people naturally, seem to know the right things to say in different situations and make communication in general an easy procedure.

Communication skills on the other hand, are the skills in which people communicate through listening, talking, reading and writing. Listening is the first thing that a person learns to do so listening is extremely important to successful managing as not listening could lead to misinterpretation of instructions. I will now draw up the strengths, weaknesses and opportunities of interpersonal and communication skills about myself.

Interpersonal Skills

Strengths

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When im in a situation where I am under pressure to get work done so that I meet a certain deadline, I apply co-operational skills so that I am able to listen and get clear instructions on how to best go about in completing the taskI have a propensity to resort to questioning when I am unsure about what to do in certain scenarios so that I am able to conversantly carry out a taskI have a habit of keeping close relationships with lecturers, friends and family members so that they can help me –  for e.g. I am prompt with regard to meeting interim feedback deadlines with college lecturers which builds a solid trustworthy relationship – lecturers will help me more

Weaknesses

  • My influencing skills are quite poor so it makes it difficult for me to persuade people
  • In many cases where I am required to make written communication such as on courseworks, I tend to use long sentences whereas the task could be summed up in a couple of sentences
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Conclusion

My hand writing is fairly messy which is bad as people on many occasions have said to me that they cannot translate what I am trying to sayMy hand writing is also fairly small making it a tedious task of people trying to read my workWhen it comes to writing letters, I feel that I use inappropriate words which does not really make much sense at all

Opportunities

  • I could engage in further computer associated activities to strengthen my knowledge of computers. This in turn will help me prepare in situations where if for e.g. I am unable to perform a task on the computer, then I will be able to
  • I could also enlarge my hand writing so that it is easily interpreted by others
  • I could practice my hand-writing skills so that people can understand what I am trying to write
  • I could also try and shorten the amount of words that I use when I am required to answer questions in courseworks for e.g. so that it makes it an easier task for my lecturers to mark my work – take out any irrelevant words

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