“Good communication is the bridge between confusion and clarity.” -Nat Turner
Communication is exchange of ideas and a two-way process; Lotus Valley has always endorsed that communication is the language of leaders and as teachers are the primary human resource managers, managing the future leaders, it becomes imperative to equip them with the right tools. Taking this thought forward, the school organized a Workshop on ‘Language and Communication Skills’ on Tuesday, 29th March for Primary Block teachers by Ms. Kiran Misra, Writer, Trainer in soft skills and a lecturer of mass communication.
The Workshop provided just the right stimulus and encouraged all to think, unlearn, and relearn everything about the basics of English language. It was an engaging, well-structured session focusing on communication skills, common grammatical errors, and constructive report card writing. While Ms. Misra’s humorous take on vertical communication brought out waves of laughter, she also compelled each and every one to revisit the language concepts. She accurately mentioned that communication can be intentional, unintentional, conventional, unconventional, linguistic, or non-linguistic. However, how we present these makes all the difference. Ms. Misra explained the importance of verb proximity, subject-verb agreement, question tags, consistency of tense, and a lot more while constructing well-framed sentences for formal communication. She enlightened the teachers about the syntax of a simple sentence and the complicated word order that one often gets confused with. Her powerful words inspired the participants to constantly improve upon their spoken and written language for their personal and professional growth. As rightly stated by Ms. Misra, when it comes to communication, ‘less is more’. Following the principle of KISS- ‘Keep it short and simple is the effective way to go about it.