Communication skills are some of the most broadly-applicable and impactful talents you can develop. This topic encompasses both written and verbal communication, and includes many interrelated, more specialized subtopics such as business writing, email writing, presentations, public speaking, interviewing, and negotiation.
Improving your communications skills is important because it can help your career in virtually any field. There are few jobs that don’t require emails or other written forms of communication, and most jobs require working with a team and expressing yourself clearly to colleagues. Communication skills also help you interview for a job – or negotiate for a raise.
Making yourself understood isn’t just useful for your professional life. Effectively expressing who you are, how you feel, and what you want is important to achieving satisfaction in your personal life as well. And regardless of whether you’re a native English speaker or learning it as a second language, communication is a skill that continues developing over the course of your entire life – and you can always improve.