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How to improve communication skills What are communication skills? Communication skills are to be defined s those skills that allow a person to understand when to talk, what to talk about, in what way and with what tone, and when it is better to keep silent. Effective communication, 8 essential strategies: When it comes to communication, we all tend to think we're good enough. The truth is, even those of us who think we're good communicators aren't as good as we think we are. This overestimation of our ability to communicate is magnified when we interact with people we know well. But when we talk to who do we not know? Researchers at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business have put this theory to the test, and what they have discovered is surprising. In the study, the researchers paired the subjects with people they knew well and then paired again with people they had never met. The researchers found that people who knew each other well understood each other no better than those they had just met. Worse still, participants often overestimated their ability to communicate and this was more pronounced with people they knew well. When we communicate with people we know well, we make presumptions about what they understand, assumptions we don't dare make with strangers. This tendency to overestimate how well we communicate (and how well we are understood) is so widespread that psychologists have even given it a specific name: closeness-communication. Some people may ...
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