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DECA Principals: Communication Skills

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Verbal communication can be classified into two types, interpersonal communication and public speaking. Examples of interpersonal communication, communication between two or more individuals, include talking with friends and having a family meeting. Important aspects to interpersonal communication include what you say and the atmosphere you're in, especially when making a first impression. Public speaking, a more formal version of verbal communication, involves speaking to a group of people. The purpose for public speaking can vary from sharing information to persuasion.
The language you use proves to be significant in the effectiveness of your verbal communication. Factors which affect the language you should use include profession and age.
Without showing proper communication etiquette, you run the risk of accidentally being disrespectful to somebody. The tone of interaction, formal or informal, dictates proper etiquette. F
Implementing verbal communication strategies can help improve the effectiveness of your communications. Strategies include knowing your listeners and using visual aids. Knowing who you're talking to gives you the opportunity to cater your message to others' needs.
Visual Aids
Visual aids can be used to supplement your verbal message. For example, you could use a slide show to help illustrate points you're making in a business presentation.
Supporting your message with research and statistics helps to increase your chances of effectively communicating.