Confident Competent Communication
Communicate clearly: it’s your key to success
Your greatest ‘resource’ may be your own resourcefulness
- Analyse your surroundings – at home, at school, at work, in your area, on social media.
- Research suggestions, such as those offered by Jack Askew (below) – or do a Google search for suggestions.
- Choose resources which suit your interests, your schedule and your budget.
- Schedule frequent, short practices times – and stick to them.
- Greater ability to communicate
- Faster learning of new skills
- Faster learing of languages
- Lower levels of frustration, anxiety, and depression
- Improved relationship skills: empathy, teamwork, adaptability
Generally Good English Listening Resources
MindTools: MindTools is a great resource. Here are just two examples of excellent quality activities to explore.
- MindTools – Listening Quiz: https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/listening-quiz.htm
- Listening Sample (YouTube): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2z9mdX1j4A “Improve Your Listening Skills with Active Listening”
- Listening: “Julian Treasure: 5 Ways to Listen Better”
- Explore ILA’s Online Events: https://listen.org/ILA-Online-Events
- Take the ‘Deep Listening’ Quiz: https://www.oscartrimboli.com/listening-quiz/
- “The Deep Listening Quiz will help you identify your Listening Villains, and provide you with a personalised 3 Step Action Plan to improve your listening capability.”
Listening and Note-taking
Note Taking Methods – Learning Hub The Learning Hub (New Zealand) provides excellent resources on Note-Taking – for studies and for business.
- Explore Jennifer’s list of 150+ podcasts: https://www.cultofpedagogy.com/pod/ Your exploration may bring you other inspiring ideas.
Services I Can Confidently Recommend
To Fluency: Jack Askew – Fluency Coach [British accent]
- Listening Practice: https://tofluency.com/english-listening/english-listening-practice/
- ToFluency (YouTube): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC32mYgIHS-e3C3Eyd2tRw6g
- Go Natural English (YouTube): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Pbt3q-ihROg1lmmmQdU2w