Three words to the wise

communicate, communicate, communicate

While technical skills are important, companies are increasing looking to hire people who are effective communicators. This article looks closely at the four dimensions of communication skills, describing, in turn, the skills of speaking, writing, listening, and questioning. Speaking skills include voice-mail messaging and the ability to summarize; good writing takes practice. Listening requires a genuine desire to understand another's point of view, and questioning is the key to obtaining critical information quickly. Each of these skills, so crucial to project success, can be improved with practice and study.
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