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How to Improve Your Communication Skills

Five Important Points to Improving Your Communication Skills

What are some important things to consider when improving your communication skills both inside and outside the classroom?

Welcome to our kitchen to classroom series where we will look at five topics in which the kitchen inspires education. This article will focus on the importance of communication skills when it comes to learning in the years of middle school education and beyond.

In this article, we answer this question by presenting five points to consider when looking to improve your communication skills as an important life skill. 

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The five points are:

  • Audience
  • Word Choice
  • Intonation
  • Clarity
  • Body Language

How to Communicate from Kitchen to Classroom

Communication in the kitchen adds to the enjoyment of cooking! Communicating how delicious the meal you ate is one example! It can also be in how you teach someone how to make that recipe into an amazing meal for all to enjoy!

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In the classroom, improving language skills through the four means of communication (listening, speaking, reading, writing) is one of the most important goals for both teachers and students. With the right choice of words,  communication in any form will always be at its best.

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Improve Your Communication Video

Watch this video below to see how communication in the kitchen can help build our language skills in the classroom.

For more benefits communication skill brings to education, click to read our kitchen to classroom article.

Improving your communication skills will also help you to better understand and handle your studies since you will be able explain with clarity what you know. 

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Ways To Build Your Communication Skills

We now look at the five points to consider when building your communication skills to help make life more enjoyable inside and outside the classroom. 

I. Audience

Before you think about choosing the words you will speak or write, consider who will be listening or reading what you have to say! 

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Your audience is a very important point to consider since if you don’t consider who will benefit from what you have to say, you might as well talk to a wall. 

II. Word Choice

Words matter, so be careful how you put them together! 

Kindness also is the first thing you should consider when choosing the words to say. The golden rule (treat others the way you want to be treated) applies inside and outside the classroom.

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The words you choose to speak should be to make what you feel and what you think known to others, all while considering that you speak with the intention to benefit others (your audience) and not yourself.

And if you can’t find anything nice, you can simply restrict your words to be about the weather.

III. Intonation

Intonation is the rising and falling of the voice when a person speaks. 

It’s what comedians (and teachers) use to bring laughter into people’s lives!

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Intonation is an important point to consider in speaking  because it adds to what a person says. What it adds is an implicit (unspoken) meaning to the explicit meaning the person speaking is trying to give to others.

In other words, the intonation we use while speaking lets others in on the emotions we feel as we speak, so they should recognize then how to respond in the right way. 

IV. Clarity

If people don’t easily understand what we are trying to communicate, then we need to check our word choice, and intonation. 

Clarity in how we communicate is important to show so that misunderstanding do not happen. 

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There are a few things to check to see if you give clarity when you speak;

  • first, is the information easy to recall/follow
  • second, is the word choice appropriate
  • third, is the intonation choice appropriate for easy communication

V. Body Language

Using one’s voice is only one way of communicating. Body language is a very important point to consider when communicating since a person’s actions can ‘speak volumes’.

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A person’s body language can show others if they are interested or not, or a whole other range of emotions. 

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Final Thoughts...

Improving your communication skills inside and outside the classroom means you are aware that the points mentioned in this article help make a more positive impact on yourself and others in your daily life.

I hope you enjoyed reading this article and found it useful for building good communication skills that will help with your educational goals in learning for years to come!

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