From Student to Professional: An Essential Communication Soft Skills Guide for Aspiring STEM Professionals
Many students are happy to get their public speaking class over with and think that what they learn finishes with getting the grade. But what you learn from a public speaking class can benefit you for the rest of your life. Employers are increasingly looking for people who are effective communicators. And the good news is, like many other skills, you can improve your ability to communicate through study and continued practice.
In this talk we will discuss the 4 Basic Elements of Communication that are essential to successful public speaking and explore soft skills such as designing your message for a diverse audience, building credibility, increasing emotional intelligence, managing fear of public speaking, offering and receiving constructive feedback, utilizing effective nonverbals, and crafting persuasive messages. We will look at how these soft skills, which you have learned in the classroom, transfer to the workplace and can increase your value as a professional.
Finally, we will introduce the Human Motivation and Behavior Equation: Think + Feel = Do. This equation helps you understand how your thoughts, emotions, and actions are connected. You can use the Human Motivation and Behavior Equation as a tool for improving your emotional intelligence.
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