JOYCE P. JIMENEZ
Communication refers to the interchange of thoughts and propositions with the intention of conveying information. Communication is a two way path that includes vocalization as well as gesticulation. The aim of communication is to convey one’s beliefs, ideas, thoughts or needs with clarity and coherence so as to reach a unity, solidarity ora mutually acceptable solution. The importance of communication skills cannot be undervalued. It has been known and written in history, that long before when language was yet to be invented, people used hand gestures and body language to converse with one anot her
The role of communication is crucial in this process of relationships. An example of a verbal communication is language. It is a process that each and every one of us learns from birth, and continues to use it until our death. Language is significantly a set of signs and symbols which have definite fixed meanings, evolved in each society. It is this fixed denotation which makes languages so vital and important. The signs or symbols may be words, sounds, gestures, light signals, facial expressions, body postures, and geometrical signs. These signs can be visual or auditory, verbal or non-verbal. The composition of our language gives us the power for abstract and metaphysical thinking. Because of this we are able to expand our intellect and progress as a society.
Good communication skills are a requirement for professionals, in all aspects of life. For instance in teaching; communication is important for students to comprehend every lessons that the teacher discusses. Moreover, language shapes reality, and it limits what ideas and notions are available in a specific situation. In all aspects of our lives we engage with, withstand, and reframe with, the meanings available through language, to give meaning to every aspect of our lives. Ideas and intellects available through language shape our practice in a different ways in everyday interactions. The lack of effective communication skills has a negative impact on the professional as well as personal life of a person.
The author is Teacher II at Pampanga High School