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Visual Aids suggests, "Effective communication skills are fundamental to success in many aspects of life. Many jobs require strong communication skills and people with good communication skills usually enjoy better interpersonal relationships with friends and family. Effective communication is a key interpersonal skill and learning how we can improve our communication has many benefits." Communication is a two-way process and the act of conveying meanings from one entity or another through the use of words, signs, symbols, and pictures. How we send and receive messages is vitally important. In order to communicate effectively, Plasti graph or other preformed words must be placed the right way up and in the correct location the first time! As with all other visual aids, practicing what you are going to do and say before the event is essential. We must learn how to communicate words meanings professionally. Words, however, are not always the best way to communicate!

Canary Islands

Off the west coast of Africa, in the Canary Islands group, the inhabitants have an unusual form of whistle communication. Instead of using words, the Silbo people on the island of La Gomera use a whistle language dating back to the original inhabitants. In the mountainous landscape, the whistles carry long distances and echo from one cliff to the next with the latest news or gossip. Both fingers and lips are manipulated to form meaningful sounds in this extraordinary communication oddity. There are sometimes other ways for the Christian worker to communicate words meanings other than with words.

"Effective Communication"
by Ron Meacock © 1982-2019

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