How To Evaluate Your Communication Skills
edited: Wednesday, March 05, 2008
By Dr. Laureen Wishom
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Posted: Wednesday, March 05, 2008
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If you’re finding it difficult to understand others, start by evaluating yourself and determine what your communication skills are saying.
Communicating with others is an essential skill in family affairs, friendships, romantic relationships, business dealings, getting new clients, understanding existing clients, and moving up the corporate ladder. If you’re finding it difficult to understand others, start by evaluating yourself and determine what your communication skills are saying. You will be able to determine your level of interpersonal communication skills by taking communication skills tests. Many of these tests include a general assessment of your expression and listening capacities.
Positive communication skills include good expression skills as well as good listening skills. Your ability to express your ideas and to listen to others is assessed through different communication tests. These tests will suggest specific changes to improve your communication skills, listening abilities, and your assertiveness and management of your emotions.
Communication skills tests judge your communication ability in various situations. They also check how well you overcome communication barriers. The listening tests cover your ability to listen to other people and understand them. During the expression tests, your tone of voice, body language, eye contact, gestures, facial expressions, and clarity of talking are observed.
Good communication skill can be achieved only after practice. You can observe your communication with others in front of a mirror. You will come to know your weak points and thus, you can bring improvements in your communication skills. You can record your communication in front of group or on video-tape. This is a good way for you to assess your recording or to have it assessed by an expert. From this recording, you will come to know about your presentation strengths and weaknesses along with any flaws or mistakes.
There are great online communication skills tests. Some include a question paper which you have to solve. Based on the points you accumulate, you will be able to judge your communication skill. You can Google “communication skills test” and you will find all types of ways to assess your communication skills level.
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