Express, Explore and Evolve: Benefits of Speaking Skills

December 14, 2015

In the student setting, achievement is often attached to scores on standardized tests or performance in exams. However this could simply be an outcome of a good memory sharpened by rote learning. One differentiating factor among people who share similar academic credentials could be the ability to speak clearly, solve problems, see linkages across subjects and put things in perspective. Speaking Skills are the key requirement for any individual throughout life, as any kind of work involves taking in information and translating it into action or synthesizing and applying it at various levels. It is only when one can express properly can others understand clearly and vice-versa. Speaking Skills improves one’s ability to establish and maintain healthy and rewarding relationships with diverse individuals and groups. This includes listening carefully, cooperating, resisting inappropriate social pressure, negotiating conflict constructively, and seeking and offering help when needed. Speaking Skills develops leadership qualities as well since a leader is required to delegate work on one hand and represent her group on the other. Thus in clear and confident communication is an essential prerequisite of a leader.