Communication skills are critical throughout life, no matter what it is you are trying to do. This topic focuses on developing the soft skills you need in order to become an effective communicator.

Here are just some of the things you will find out about:

  • what are the different types of communication?
  • why is non-verbal communication so important?
  • how to assess your own communication skills
  • how you can practice and hone your communication skills

In this topic you will find links to a wide range of videos and blog posts, each of which will give you different perspectives.

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Different Communication Styles

People have different communication styles and tend to default towards their preferred styles. Watch this and think about what  communication styles you prefer and how to recognise preference in others.

How good are your communication skills?

Here you will find more information about what good communication skills really look like. Once you have digested the information, why not take a moment to assess your own communication skills. Think about what you do well and what you might like to improve.

What is communication?

This resource gives you a definition of communication.

4 Types of Communication and How to Improve Them

Effective Communication Skills – The 10 Things You Need to Know

How Good Are Your Communication Skills? - Speaking, Listening, Writing, and Reading Effectively

How to Build Effective Communication Skills in Young Adults

Non-Verbal Communication

Non-verbal Communication Skills List and Examples

Non-verbal Communication Skills: Definition and Examples

8 Tips to Teach Effective Communication Skills

Top 5 Communication Skills and How to Improve Them

Build Your Communication Skills

Therapy worksheets related to Communication for Adolescents

39 Communication Games and Activities for Kids, Teens, and Students

Are Your Teen’s Communication Problems Due To Social Media?

How Can I Say This [Podcast]

Comms Minute Podcast

Turning Resolutions Into Reality - Episode 173: It All Comes Down to: I Want, I Will, I Won’t

This Teenage Life

10 Vital Communication Skills for Teenagers

10 Communication Skills Every Young Professional Needs to Know

What Are Communication Skills?

Young Leaders

Young Leaders is a programme for young people aged 13-18 based in London or Manchester. It focuses on helping young people to develop key skills that will enable them to thrive in different environments, such as at school, at work and at home

The Most Important Communication Skills (With Examples)

Effective Communication Skills – The 10 Things You Need to Know

Active Listening - Hear What People Are Really Saying

Active Listening

Active Listening: The Art of Empathetic Conversation

Important Active Listening Skills and Techniques

How to Be More Empathetic

Communication skills for healthcare workers - Effective communication in health and social care

6 Essential Nursing Communication Skills and How to Boost Them

Communication Skills for Workplace Success

The Importance of Effective Communication in Healthcare Practice

8 Expressions Never To Use When Answering A Question

Cross cultural communication | Pellegrino Riccardi | TEDxBergen