Effective Communication Skills for Professionals
Develop your communication skills to elevate your professional standing
Communication is embedded into every professional position. It’s the glue that holds teams together and is a skill that always appears on the top employee attributes.
On this four-week course, you’ll gain the communication skills to unlock your potential in the workplace.
You’ll explore how writing skills will help you succeed in your role and discover the techniques to improve the impact and credibility of your written communication. Next, you’ll learn how to translate these skills into oral communication to help you deliver effective presentations and speeches.
Hone your written communication skills
As you explore the importance of professional communication and the power of writing, you’ll understand how the framing of your ideas, grammar, and style can say more than the content itself.
With this knowledge, you’ll learn how to apply different structures according to the aim of the text and learn to write engaging and credible content.
Discover the importance of sentence, paragraph, and essay structure
To help develop your writing skills further, you’ll produce a written sample and learn how to edit your work.
You’ll explore grammar and the common mistakes that can undermine your authority as well as tone and style to ensure your written work is both engaging and informative.
Develop your oral communication skills alongside the University of Southern Queensland
With a sound understanding of effective writing techniques, you’ll learn how to transfer these skills to your speech.
You’ll examine different oral communication techniques and turn your written sample into an engaging presentation.
Learning from the experts at University of Southern Queensland, you’ll finish the course with the ability to communicate effectively, and with impact, in your workplace.
Learning on this course
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Explain how grammar, structure, and style can improve the impact and credibility of written communication
- Apply different structures according to the aim of the text
- Perform edits on written work for common grammatical mistakes
- Demonstrate how to manipulate style to suit the purpose of the text
- Create engaging and credible content
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for anyone interested in developing their communication skills. You may be a student, graduate, or already in a role that requires you to engage in interpersonal and written communication.
Who developed the course?
USQ provides career-focused, quality on-campus and online education and has done for over 50 years. USQ has scored five stars for employability and internationalisation (QS Stars rankings, 2019) and is Australia’s No. 1 university for the highest graduate starting salary (Good Universities Guide 2018-20).
LocationToowoomba, Springfield and Ipswich in Queensland, Australia
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