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Improving Communication Skills: Feedback and IT Applications

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Added on  2019-09-20

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This article discusses the feedback received from tutors, friends, and peers to improve communication skills. It also highlights the usage of 5 different IT applications, including word-processing software, presentation package, email software, Excel software, and One Note. Additionally, it provides a beginner's guide to using Microsoft PowerPoint.
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Task 1bFeedback from tutors-: Feedback was given by tutor to correct grammatical errors, spellings, resize fonts, headers & footers etc. Add more bullet points to create volume inthe findings. Some of the lines were not making sense hence I was required to restructure my words. Every minute details was incorporated in the task assigned.Feedback from friends-: Friends gave me feedback to retouch on certain graphical elements & to present things in a broader aspects. They gave me visionary ideas & howto sync them in the task assigned. I noted all the points & have presented as discussed.Feedback from fellow peers-: After seeing their work & comparing with mine, I got the idea of missing points. They shared great ideas & easy ways to improve it. They also pointed few irrelevant points which were added in the task & how to improve certain wordings to present it in an assertive manner.Task 1cFeedback from tutors-: Sometimes while presenting things in large audience I stammer, so I was told by my tutor to slow down, take a deep breath, visualize what I am speaking & then present things. My tutor requested me to go step by step then pause relax a while & then speak on the next topic. To remain focus & crystal clear was the key.Feedback from friends-: After hearing my verbiage, they requested me to practice in front of mirror to get an eye on missing elements. Speech was not clear & required a correct flow. In a daily routine, I speak with great energy & enthusiasm level, so they requested me to use this skill presenting things.Feedback from fellow peers-: As discussed & after seeing their piece of work in presentation skills, I was suggested not to drag one topic & speak in length. Use different levels of tones & variations in speech.Task 1dSelf evaluation of your interpersonal & Written Communication techniques.
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Confidence got boosted after series of practicing sessionsWritten & spoken verbiage was fine-tuned as per the topic & environment. Initially it wasnot going at one flow & direction.Written communication was improved by adding more volume to the content & presenting it with graphics.While communicating with peers or colleagues, the variation in speech due to the energy levels & different tones used to arouse curiosity in certain topics helped in improving.Task 2Usage of 5 different IT application to aid communication.Word-processing software-: Through MS word document, we can document/record our comments in proper written communications. We can type all are written comments, resize or recolor. Insert picture, borders, shapes, tables to synchronize texts. We can also design, use specific page payouts, add references or view in appropriate layouts.Presentation package-: By choosing MS PowerPoint, we communicate our written form in a graphical manner. Add designing, format pictures, hyperlinks or use anmations to for a more visualizing effects.Email software-: Through MS Outlook we can check, send/receive emails, schedule meetings or check dates by calendars & create folders or sub folders within the outlook domain. Through MS outlook we can communicate formally & effectively to the desired mailer.Excel software-: Through MS Excel we can analyze all the quantitative data into numerical data or in grid manner synchronizing into tabular or through pivot charts, pictures etc. This comes handy to calculate, summarize findings into figures & for analyzing data into numerically.One Note -: This a digital version of notebook used to gather & organize data or notes. One can also use to organize images, audio, video etc.Task 3Tasked with producing a beginners guide to a Microsoft Application.1)Open a Microsoft PowerPoint & click on new file.
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