Why should we sharpen our soft skills and be a better professional?

In this competitive world, both hard skills and soft skills are required. Everyone can have hard skills like a degree; proficiency in computer programming etc. but the success comes with the combination of hard skills and soft skills. At present, we can see that people are very interested in learning soft skills because every company or every firm wants its employees to be the best at soft skills.

Now, let us discuss a few of them in detail and this will help the people in improving their soft skills and will improve the performance in interviews. They are as follows:

       1. Body language:

  • It is a natural representation which is inbuilt within each and every living organism in this world. It is also known as the first language of the world. It is also called as a nonverbal communication.
  • This language delivers its meaning with the help of the physical movements of our body parts which comprise of face expression, body posture, gestures, signs, eye contact, hand, and feet movement.
  • It aids us when the verbal communication is difficult. It also determines the attitude of a person during a conversation.
  • It is easy to express short notes or messages. A positive and an effective body language are always necessary to succeed in any part of the life.
  • Researchers have shown that the effectiveness of communication depends up to 60% on the body language.

Important facts about body language:

  • Always carry a pleasant smile in your face.
  • Maintain a proper eye contact.
  • When you have the chances of standing, stand up because people who stand always look powerful.
  • Always use your arm movements during any kind of explanation, which will make you look confident.
  • Always sit with your toes pointing out.
  • Avoid hand to face movements during any conversation.
  • Don’t cover or hide in a meeting or a group discussion.
  • Avoid folded arms and crossed legs during speaking and listening.
  • Avoid nail-biting, scratching head during any confused situation.
  • Avoid grooming gestures when you are in public.

Language:

  • It is an artificial representation which is not found common in this world. It is a tool which is used to communicate a message from one to one another of the same group.
  • It is also called as verbal communication.
  • Each language has its own set of rules in delivering the meaning from one to another.
  • The grammar of each and every language has to be properly understood to master it.
  • Researchers have estimated that there are up to 7000 different languages spoken around the world.

Important facts about language:

  • The grammar has to be properly used to during all the conversations.
  • Always think before you talk.
  • Use simple and short sentences to convey your messages.
  • Avoid using complex and long sentences.
  • Don’t use verbal and nonverbal fillers during the conversation.

     A modern example of body language or language:

  • A person walking in a computer only with the help of a keyboard is called a body language.
  • The same person working with the help of a mouse and a keyboard is called a language.
  • So it is very clear that proper usage of both body language and the language is essential to succeed in every body’s day to day life.
  1. Communication:
  • It is a process through which a message is exchanged from the sender to the receiver and vice versa.
  • The communication process will be complete once the receiver understands the message of the sender. If not, the communication process will remain incomplete.
  • The proper usage of grammar helps in building an effective communication.

2.Grammar:

  • It is a set of guidelines which tells us clearly how, when and where to use the words of any given language. Hence all these guidelines form into one shape called grammar,
  • In today’s modern world grammar is defined as the Mother Board of all languages.
  • It is a set of guidelines for any given language in the world.
  • The grammar controls and designs the output of all kinds of communication of an individual.
  • A language can be mastered only after mastering its grammar.
  1. Patience,teamwork and time management:
  • Teamwork, patience and time management is a very important quality because this helps in working with a group of people to achieve the goals of a firm or a company

Arnab Ghosh

My name is Arnab Ghosh. I have been working as a Corporate professional for the past 19 years. After completing my graduation from City College {University of Calcutta}, I started my career with R.S.Software India, followed by Vedika Software Pvt.Ltd. Have worked with industry giants such as Convergys, Satyam Nipuna Services, Wipro BPO, Tata Teleservices Limited, Aircel, TaxiForSure, Brainware University among others. I am a certified trainer from Aircel Academy – Manager As a Coach & Trainer. I have also completed certifications from TBO Academy & Alison Education in the field of “Soft Skills“, the knowledge of which I apply to my students at my University regularly. I have also successfully completed “The Fundamentals of Digital Marketing” certification from Google and “Digital Marketing Course” from TBO Academy. I was awarded “Google Analytics for Beginners” certificate by Google after successfully completing their course. I have achieved CEFR level B2 (Upper Intermediate) in a test of English proficiency from the British Council English Score. I am a bundle of drive, energy, commitment, and dedication and firmly believe in living my life in my own terms, be it working my heart out to achieve business targets or enjoying my spare time doing things that give me joy and feelings of contentment. My hobbies include reading books & listening to music and blogging. I sincerely believe that one should never lose focus in life and that one has to put in a lot of hard work & effort to reach the top.