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Shoaib Khalid

How to boost communication skills? any personal suggestion

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Nick Bull Author

As I said somewhere in the comment:

"Don't have a ready-to-go framework of how to improve them, but I can say for sure, you can improve it like any other skill – practice, practice, practice."

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Canu667

To be honest - just practice and keep a journal, where you write down your observations. That is all.
In case, you want some books I would really recommend "When I Say No, I Feel Guilty" by Manuel J. Smith. It has some role playing elements and you can get a feel of how an assertive person communicates. For me that was quite precious.

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Nick Bull Author

I use a journal every day in the morning and can confirm that it helps to improve communication skills in some way (better to structure your thoughts)

But it takes time to feel the result (not so efficient for me)

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Kimmo Sääskilahti

My favourite book for learning how to get along with people is How to Win Friends and Influence People, it's old but still the best book I've found.