Developing Communication Skills

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< Back to IO Psychologist – Betty Sanders

Developing Communication Skills (2:43)

“Think about the communication as a two-way channel. You’re conveying something to them. And then secondly, decide what it is that is most important for them to know, why is it that they should be listening to what you’re trying to convey to them?”

Discussion Guide

Independent Learning Guide: This all-purpose guide can be used by educators, parents, and mentors to jumpstart a lively discussion about effective communication.

Classroom Lesson Plan

Want to crush that next presentation? Learn practical strategies and tips for improving communication skills, including to make speaking in front of people way less scary!

Classroom Lesson Plan: This step-by-step lesson plan is available to guide a more in-depth “before, during, and after” learning experience when viewing the video with students. This lesson plan is also suitable for use in after-school programs and other educational settings.

Empowerment Activity

Use Empowerment Activities as a fun way to reinforce the video topic and build community with your students.

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Fun Page Activity

Fun Page Activity: What’s the best way to avoid being nervous when you give a presentation? Take this quick quiz to see what you know about six keys to communication. Plus, try “painting a picture” of a favorite place!